Jewish Learning Center

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The Jewish Learning Center of New York (JLCNY) is an innovative Jewish institution dedicated to reaching out to all who are interested in learning about and being involved in the beauty of Jewish traditions, ideas, texts, history and community. The Jewish Learning Center of New York provides intellectually stimulating Jewish educational programs, vibrant cultural activities, exciting social …

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Ohr Torah Nidchei Yisrael


There are many communities throughout the world which claim historical and sometimes even spiritual ties to Am Yisrael.  Most of them separated from Israel as the result of the historical persecution the Jewish people experienced during the exile.  But now that we have returned to Israel, our responsibility is to reach out to those remote …

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OTS Amiel BaKehila

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OTS Amiel BaKehila won a tender from Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs to operate this unique program, geared toward empowering Jewish communities around the world through Jewish education, Israel engagement and Jewish Arts and Culture. In the program’s first year of operation, dynamic three-person delegations were sent seven times a year to 25 small and mid-sized …

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Claudia Cohen Women Educators Institute

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Every year, the Ohr Torah Stone emissary training and placement programs, Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel, prepare and send educators and rabbis to provide Jewish educational and spiritual leadership to communities around the world. These young leaders have been equipped with the professional skills they will need to make a major impact on synagogues, campuses and schools, …

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Straus-Amiel Program

Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel graduation at the Knesset

The word ‘Amiel’ literally means “to my people,” and reflects OTS’s unwavering commitment to the rejuvenation and cultivation of world Jewish community. The Straus-Amiel Rabbinical Emissary Program is committed to the spiritual continuity of the Jewish people everywhere, training rabbis to effectively strengthen Jewish identity and existence in communities across the Diaspora (with a special …

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Beren-Amiel Program

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The word ‘Amiel’ literally means “to my people,” and reflects OTS’s unwavering commitment to the rejuvenation and cultivation of world Jewish community. The Beren-Amiel Practical Training Program for Educational Emissaries is dedicated to the comprehensive training of committed, motivated and engaging educators who are sent to teach Judaic Studies in both Orthodox and non-Orthodox state and …

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Yachad Program for Jewish Identity

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“Yachad programs are very important because without them, Jews who define themselves as secular, like me, have no avenues through which to connect to our religion,” explains Rachel, a Tel Aviv resident. “Unlike our religious counterparts, we do not feel comfortable in programming offered through a synagogue or a religious organization. Yachad programs in the community center …

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