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… Continue Reading Jewish Learning Center

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… Continue Reading Ohr Torah Nidchei Yisrael

OTS Amiel BaKehila

Amiel BaKehila in Lima

OTS Amiel BaKehila won a tender from Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs to operate this unique program with an eye toward empowering Jewish communities around the world through Jewish education, Israel engagement and Jewish Arts and Culture. Israel is the center of the Jewish people; as such, Israel also has a responsibility to bring Jewish people all… Continue Reading OTS Amiel BaKehila

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 Practical Rabbinics 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… Continue Reading Straus-Amiel Program

Beren-Amiel Program

Mann Family London

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… Continue Reading Beren-Amiel Program

Yachad Program for Jewish Identity

girls shofar

“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… Continue Reading Yachad Program for Jewish Identity