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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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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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