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Darkaynu Announces Launch of Saadya Ehrenpreis Memorial Scholarship on JM in the AM

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Nachum Segal spoke to Avi Ganz, Director of the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Yeshivat Darkaynu program to “JM in the AM” about the launch of the Saadya Ehrenpreis Memorial Scholarship. A member of the very first cohort of Yeshivat Darkaynu, Saadya z”l remains an integral part of the Darkaynu spirit. Through this scholarship, his many friends can …

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“Returning Home”

“Returning Home: The Story of Gush Etzion” Watch “Returning Home,” the global event broadcast live on Yom Yerushalayim 5780/2020. The video features a VIP tour of Gush Etzion from Sgt. Major (Res) Steve Gar, Associate Director of OTS’s Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs. In addition to sharing the story of the Gush Etzion settlements …

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“Dear Saadya…”

Saadya Ehrenpreis z"l

“Dear Saadya…” by Avi Ganz | 01/5/2020 Dear Saadya, Tonight I’m not crying as much.  It’s not because I am any less sad.  Tears are but one way to help digest that which is perhaps too difficult to digest.  Tonight I am not crying as much because I am enveloped by the collective hug of …

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TEAM DARKAYNU 2020

Dear Team Darkaynu, We have just received official notice from the offices of The Jerusalem Marathon that this year’s marathon will not take place as scheduled, on March 20th, 2020. This difficult decision was made by the Jerusalem Municipality in accordance with Israel’s health ministry regulations out of an abundance of concern during the current COVID-19 …

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To Monsey with love, from Alon Shvut

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From Monsey with love, from Alon Shvut Avi Ganz | The Times Of Israel | 3/1/20 On November 23rd, 2017, a Palestinian terrorist drove towards Gush Etzion Junction and got caught in a traffic jam just outside the gate to our community of Alon Shvut. It was a Thursday afternoon. As traffic stalled all around …

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Israel is for Everyone

Ohr Torah Stone Gap-Year Program Will Participate at Frisch Israel Night By JLNJ Staff | November 14, 2019 With gap-year program recruitment season launching in just a few short weeks, Ohr Torah Stone’s (OTS) Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs, which provide dynamic Israel study programs for students with special needs, for the first time …

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Why I’m excited for Israel Night

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Why I’m excited for Israel Night Avi Ganz | The Times Of Israel | 13/11/19 It’s mid-November.  College application season.  High school seniors everywhere are scrambling to get paperwork together, essays written, fees paid, and, most of all, target schools identified.  Is it too academic?  Not academic enough? How’s campus life?  How’s my degree program? …

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Spending the Year in Israel – Our Way

Spending the Year in Israel – Our Way Arutz 7 News | 30 October, 2019 On Monday, October 28th, this year’s cohort of the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs arrived at Ben Gurion airport. The chaperoned group was greeted by peers who had arrived earlier, as well as administrative staff, madrichot and madrichim holding …

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Darkaynu’s Elana Goldscheider on NSN

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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

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“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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