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Ukrainian special-needs orphan finds safety in Israel 22-year-old Ukrainian orphan with special needs flees to Israel, is welcomed as the latest member of Ohr Torah Stone’s Darkaynu program. Israel National News | May 19, 2022 Among the thousands of Ukrainian refugees who have fled their war-stricken hometowns for new lives in Israel are countless stories …

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On their way to independence with Darkaynu Young adults with special needs learn basic skills for independent living, gaining confidence in themselves and their own abilities. Israel National News | March 29, 2022 In a modest apartment in the town of Alon Shvut outside of Jerusalem, a group of young men are enjoying the experience …

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When differences aren’t different enough…Avi Ganz | The Times Of Israel Blogs | 21/3/22 Syndrome /ˈsɪndrəʊm/nouna group of symptoms which consistently occur together, or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms. A syndrome is only sought out, studied, and defined when something …..or some things….are different. There are syndromes with which most are …

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Special needs students arrive in Israel

Special needs students thrive in unique Israel gap year program Program lets participants seamlessly participate in activities where they can excel and build confidence and provides them with individualized attention when necessary. By JNS and ILH Staff, Oct 21, 2021 Twenty teens and young adults arrived this week from the US, Canada and England to …

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Working Men and Women: Vocational Training Restored as Israel Emerges from Covid Pandemic Many young adults were delighted not to have to go to work during the COVID pandemic, but the young men and women of the Norm and Elaine Brodsky Darkaynu Programs anxiously awaited the all-clear announcement as health regulations were lifted across Israel …

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This year has been unique – by all accounts and in every way, with many last-minute changes and the government restrictions which were created for our benefit altering many of the plans created for the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program. Without a doubt, the heroes of this story are our determined students and their …

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Don’t Deny Differences in the Name of Inclusion By Avi Ganz | February 24, 2021 As we approach Purim and take our annual look at its exciting tale, we meet the recently-exiled Jewish nation feeling out of sorts and unwanted, basically just doing their best to fit in. Some nine years after participating in the …

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After weeks of lockdown, students in the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Midreshet Darkaynu Program traveled to the fields of Moshav Yarhiv to help Israeli farmers harvest their cabbages before the crops are lost. Working in the fields was very significant for the students, enabling them to connect  to the Land of Israel while also giving them …

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Darkaynu at machanaim

Feeling at Home Students from the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Yeshivat Darkaynu program have been welcomed warmly into their new ‘home away from home’ on OTS’s Beren Campus for Men. Student Yochanon Gittleson: “I was worried that because of corona, the program might not happen this year. I’m so happy to be here in Israel, …

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Here for the Year – Against All Odds Students with special needs who participate in OTS’s Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program face many more challenges than their mainstreamed year-in-Israel peers. If this is true during a regular academic year, then it’s all the more true in 2020 – the year of COVID. “The obstacles …

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