Darkaynu

Kudos to Darkaynu!

Chessed means kindness; helping out whenever and wherever help is needed most. With the recent spate of fires in Israel there has been so much damage – thousands of people have been affected. When Midreshet Lindenbaum alumna Ilana Fodiman Silverman of Kehilat Moed in Zichron Yaakov started receiving much-needed donations, she knew she could ask …

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Team Darkaynu 2016

It’s that time of year again! Team Darkaynu is once again looking forward to walking, running, and jogging in our Holy City with tens of thousands of others. Join staff, students, and friends of the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs for young men and women with special needs as we participate in the sixth annual Jerusalem Marathon on March …

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OTS Annual Dinner 2015

On Monday evening, December 21st, more than 400 people gathered at Ohr Torah Stone’s 2015 annual dinner at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan to celebrate the dedication of the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs, the only gap-year programs in Israel for young men and women with special needs.The Darkaynu Programs were founded …

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Team Darkaynu 2015

This year, TEAM DARKAYNU consisted of more than 90 Darkaynu students, mainstream peers, dedicated staff, friends and family who ran, jogged, and walked the marathon course along with tens of thousands of others. Being part of a group so big and so diverse, surrounded by hundreds of others cheering them on, walking arm-in-arm with their mainstream friends and Darkaynu …

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“Integration, Adaptation and Comfort Zones”

“On Integration, Adaptation, Comfort Zones, and what is just beyond them” by Avi Ganz 09/3/2015 Years ago, it was widely accepted that any person who was noticeably different (religious belief, skin color, intelligence, mannerisms, etc.) was incapable of integrating into the mainstream.  What was done with these minorities depended on geography, socio-political norms and more, but the …

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“Team Darkaynu” in Jerusalem Marathon

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Team Darkaynu is once again looking forward to walking, running, and jogging in our Holy City with tens of thousands of others. Join staff, students, and friends of the Darkaynu Programs for teens with special needs as we participate in the fifth annual Jerusalem Marathon on March 13, 2015! As we have done in the past three years, our team will …

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A True Israeli Hero

In the course of their weekly volunteering at Shaare Zedek Hospital this morning, students in the Darkaynu girls’ program were privileged to meet Hadas Mizrachi, the wife of Baruch Mizrachi z’l, who was murdered on his way to the Pesach Seder in front of his wife and five children. Hadas suffered two bullets to her …

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