derech avot

Operation “Social Vaccination”  Twelfth grade students at Derech Avot High School in Efrat raised NIS 50,000 to prepare and distribute 1,000 food baskets to the elderly, Holocaust survivors and needy families in advance of Purim. Arutz 7, 19 February, 2021 From their very first day at a religious high school, all students dream of Purim …

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Educating Each Student as a Whole Ohr Torah Stone’s Derech Avot High School for Boys places tremendous value on the importance of educating the “whole person,” addressing educational, emotional, social and religious needs to help each student develop and succeed to the best of his abilities. Among the school’s 480 students, nearly one quarter receive …

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mosaic and picnic benches

Outdoor rest area honors memory of Dvir Sorek, killed in 2019 terror attack Students cleaned up the wooded area and created a path to the site, where they placed benches and picnic tables they made themselves. (June 10, 2020 / JNS) Nine months after a terrorist murdered Dvir Sorek, high school students from Ohr Torah Stone institutions dedicated …

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Yariv Oppenheimer speaks at Derech Avot

Yariv Oppenheimer: “I fear for what will happen if we hand over Hebron.” Former Peace Now director in a conversation with Rabbi Chaim Navon Raphael Levy | November 10, 2019 OTS Derech Avot Boys’ High School in Efrat hosted a discussion between former Peace Now director, Yariv Oppenheimer, and  the rabbi of Modiin’s Kehilat Shimshoni, …

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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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“We have a winner!” Congratulations to Dvir Brook, the winner of Efrat’s tenth annual Bible Contest, which was held this year on the backdrop of the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification. Dvir, a student at OTS Derech Avot High School in Efrat, and fellow schoolmate Lior Chacham, who came in third, did Derech Avot proud. …

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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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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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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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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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