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OTS Derech Avot alumnus Honored with President’s Award

Sergeant Asher Katz

Congratulations to OTS alumnus Sergeant Asher Katz upon being one of 120 outstanding IDF soldiers to be awarded the President’s Certificate of Excellence on Yom Haatzmaut 2019 Upon graduating from OTS’s Derech Avot High School, Katz enlisted in the Kfir Infantry Brigade and served in the Charuv (Carob) special operations reconnaissance unit. During the course …

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Nice to meet you

Meet the two newest OTS principals: Michal Grouchko Taitel has been promoted to principal of the Jennie Sapirstein High School for Girls in Ramot, Jerusalem, filling in for Chana Assis, who is on sabbatical; while Matan Rivkin has take the reins from Derech Avot Junior High School principal Yisrael Avital, who is also on sabbatical this year.  …

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“Rav Yaakov’s way will prevail”

Hundreds of students, parents and teachers from OTS Derech Avot high school in Efrat were joined by OTS Chancellor Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, OTS Director General Yinon Ahiman, Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi and Gush Etzion Mayor Davidi Perl this morning for a public tefillat Shacharit to honor the memory of their beloved teacher, Rabbi Yaakov Don hy”d. …

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Rav Yaakov Don z”l – רב יעקב דון ז”ל

It is with a broken heart that OTS mourns Rav Yaakov Don, z”l, beloved and inspirational teacher at OTS Derech Avot High School who was murdered in today’s terrorist attack at Gush Etzion Junction. We extend our deepest sympathy and embrace his wife, Sarah, and their four children: Aviad, Maor, Yedidya and Racheli. Yaakov loved …

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Yair Lapid at Derech Avot

MK Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) was invited to address students from the OTS Derech Avot High School in Efrat on the Memorial Day for Itzhak Rabin, part of a school tradition of inviting personalities with different opinions and encouraging dialogue and discussion. “We’re conducting a conversation here about the murder of Rabin and its implications, …

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OTS Mourns Alumnus Major Yochai Kalangel

The Ohr Torah Stone family mourns the tragic loss of Major Yochai Kalangel, z”l,  a graduate of the OTS Derech Avot High School in Efrat, who was killed in yesterday’s ambush on the Lebanese border. A 25-year-old Company Commander in the Givati Brigade, Kalangel fell alongside Staff-Sergeant Dor Haim Nini, 20, when Hezbollah antitank missiles struck their IDF …

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“Torch of Bravery” in memory of Yuval Heiman

“The Torch of Bravery” – “Lapid HaGvura” A day of study and sport, in memory of 2nd Lieutenant Yuval Heiman, z”l, who died defending Israel during Operation Protective Edge. “We must transform our grief into something constructive.” On Thursday, December 18th, students from OTS Derech Avot High School in Efrat were joined by soldiers from the Paratroopers’ …

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OTS Mourns Alumnus Second Lt. Yuval Heiman, z”l

Yuval Heiman

The Ohr Torah Stone family mourns the heroic soldiers who were killed defending Israel in Operation Protective Edge, amongst them our alumnus, Second Lieutenant Yuval Heiman, a graduate of the “Derech Avot” High School in Efrat. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning, 24 Tammuz 5774 (22/7/14), at the Har Herzl Military Cemetery. Shiva will …

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