Located on the Israel Henry Beren Campus on the outskirts of Efrat, the Beren Academic Center complex houses the classrooms, lecture halls, Beit Midrash, college and library used by students participating in all of Ohr Torah Stone’s pioneering academic men’s programs.
The Beren Academic Center serves as a hub for breakthrough Torah learning; a buzzing nerve-center from which a new type of Jewish spiritual and educational leadership emanates for Israel and the Diaspora.
Men studying toward rabbinical ordination or toward an academic degree, men combining Torah study with service in the Israel Defense Forces, men studying to be rabbinical or educational emissaries and men studying for personal enrichment all interact and influence one another in the Beren Academic Center, creating a new type of contemporary leadership for 21st Century world Jewry.
Programs housed in the Beren Academic Center:
- Andre Neher Institute
- Beren-Amiel Educational Emissaries
- Ethel and Adolph Beren Educators Institute
- Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary
- Kollel Torat Yosef for Israeli Rabbis
- Maarava – Rabbinical Emissaries to Sephardic Communities
- Monique and Mordecai Katz Academic Studies Program
- Monique and Mordecai Katz Yachad Program for Jewish Identity and Community
- Ohr Torah Nidchei Yisrael
- OTS Amiel BaKehila
- Robert M. Beren College
- Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva
- Straus Semicha Program for Diaspora Rabbis
- Straus-Amiel Educational Emissaries