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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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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: 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 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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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 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 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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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.’” https://www.facebook.com/ots.org.il/videos/646569359153463/?__xts__[0]=68.ARDo2-L9J7uQMOZYW4mX4IjmTTjhTSR0edKqMtHdnQP9GbedyWLGkpxP8aJ6m3yWFG6qb9o-TjPmZ5xErslKNHi9Ni7MNzS-qQqWPsl5SpD3GVa5MHk7HUpDDLqy0XDCHFey_DGlTCSCHkE-twvpNMjH7upLIwg0s3iFU_r9UZDwWSsRq6hOoY2cbYQqy-xvld2soaLaeewJDnYusI15DSOAVcgs96n6FixBUCcRfsREPtBRbSma340ZAtPP9qGmxyZABl1HHCNIEMSJnCUlzbY4xQovrb_NfKiTyQtaxCQxGyrbONbyzfdjPB9D8Hed3WGsSSDCog_cCD8&__tn__=-R

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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