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Darkaynu’s Elana Goldscheider on NSN

ELana and Nachum Segal

Nachum Segal welcomed Elana Goldscheider, founding director of Ohr Torah Stone’s Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs for young adults with special needs. “Everyone should have a chance to be able to come to Israel….all of a sudden our students feel on an equal level with everyone else. There’s this feeling of ‘we belong.’” Elana …

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Best Day Ever

Best Day Ever  The Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program enables students with special needs to spend a year in Israel in a unique ‘sidestreamed’ environment that enables them to learn, volunteer, work and experience everything Israel has to offer, providing them with an intense connection to the land and the Jewish people.   Possibly, one of …

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The Pesach Seder: A Paradigm of Inclusion

The Pesach Seder: A Paradigm of Inclusion Avi Ganz | The Times Of Israel | 17/04/19 One of the more well-known passages in the Passover Haggadah speaks of the ‘Four Sons’, in reference to whom, the Torah enjoins us to engage with our children on the Seder Night.  In quoting the verses which instruct us to engage …

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Learning Together, Reading Megilla Together

Tehila Chasen reading megilla

“Learning Together, Reading Megilla Together” by Reut Hadar | 22/3/2019 Women’s readings of Megillat Esther on Purim have become commonplace over the years, but this reading is especially unique. Each year, all of the various programs at Ohr Torah Stone’s Midreshet Lindenbaum come together for Megilla reading: students from the various Israeli programs; overseas programs …

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TEAM DARKAYNU 2019

Darkaynu marathon 2018

Friday. March 15th, 2019. JERUSALEM. Run. With. Us. Team Darkaynu is getting ready for another fantastic marathon with more than 30,000 others! The event itself is reason enough to participate as it is such an inclusive event representing so much of what is so beautiful about our people and our land. However, the TEAM DARKAYNU …

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Darkaynu – This is Our Way

photo of Darkaynu and Finkle girls in beit midrash

Darkaynu – This is Our Way The blessed initiatives bringing young Jews from the Diaspora to a year of learning in Israel left young women and men with special needs behind. The Darkaynu programs succeed in makeing the Jewish and Zionist year-in-Israel experience accessible.  By Ariel Schnabel – Makor Rishon Weekend Supplement | 16 November, …

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TEAM DARKAYNU 2018

   Here we go again!!!! On March 9th, the special students, dedicated staff, friends and families of the Elaine & Norm Darkaynu Programs will be participating in the annual Jerusalem Marathon! The event itself is reason enough to participate as it is such an inclusive event representing so much of what is so beautiful about …

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“An Accessible Gap Year” – New York Jewish Week

An Accessible Gap Year For Youth With Disabilities Darkaynu gives students with disabilities an Israel gap-year trip of a lifetime BY JENNIFER LASZLO MIZRAHI – January 11, 2018 For many Jewish young adults, a gap year in Israel is a rite of passage. It can be a critical part of their personal growth and engagement with the Jewish people. …

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Special Needs: Rethinking What We Think

Ian Piczenik spent this past year as a madrich in the Elaine & Norm Darkaynu Program for Men, the only year-in-Israel experience for young adults with special needs.   In his incredible video (which has gone viral on Facebook), he shares what he’s learned from his students – “ten of the most incredible guys I’ve ever …

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Kol Hakavod to Team Darkaynu 2017!

103 members of TEAM DARKAYNU — including all of the students in the Elaine & Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs, their friends, teachers, madrichim and madrichot — walked, jogged, or ran across the finish line after having participated in the Jerusalem Winner Marathon 10k event.   Our students are so proud of their individual and collective …

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TEAM DARKAYNU 2017

   Here we go again!!!! On March 17th, the special students, dedicated staff, friends and families of the Elaine & Norm Darkaynu Programs will be participating in the annual Jerusalem Marathon! The event itself is reason enough to participate as it is such an inclusive event representing so much of what is so beautiful about …

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