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OTS Amiel BaKehila Program marks 50th mission to Diaspora

Lital with students in Buffalo

OTS Amiel BaKehila Program marks 50th mission to the Diaspora OTS Amiel BaKehila Program marks end of pilot year with 50th mission to the Diaspora; 150% expansion planned for coming year OTS Amiel BaKehila, a program of Ohr Torah Stone, is an exciting initiative run under the auspices of Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs aimed at …

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Israel is helping solve the global shortage of educators and rabbis

Israel is helping solve the global shortage of educators and rabbis Ohr Torah Stone’s Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel programs are celebrating the 20th anniversary of sending well-trained, creative and motivated educators and rabbis to serve Jewish communities throughout the world. Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander | May 15, 2019 (May 15, 2019 / JNS) Small- and medium-sized Jewish communities around …

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Talking about Jewish values in Cancun

Merav and Rabbi Yaakov Wacks

Talking about Jewish values in Cancun Israeli educators from Ohr Torah Stone to Bergen County meet with peers to discuss best practices By Abigail Klein Leichman | February 28, 2019 An Israeli couple who arrived in Englewood in August and have been working as youth directors at Englewood’s East Hill Synagogue and as educators at Ben …

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Tackling Critical Issues: Regional Conference for OTS Shlichim in Cancun

Group shot in Cancun

42 Emissaries from the Americas Tackle Critical Issues Affecting Diaspora Communities at Ohr Torah Stone Conference CANCUN, Mexico – Ohr Torah Stone’s Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel emissary training programs brought together 42 of its North, Central and South American emissaries here to address ways to tackle critical issues affecting mainly smaller Diaspora Jewish communities. There was …

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Sukkot of the World

Sukkot in Poland

Sukkot of the World OTS emissaries cap the period of Jewish festivals in communal sukkot that they built all around the world. “To bring the spirit of the holiday from the State of Israel.”    By Reut Hadar – 28 September, 2018 (translated from Hebrew) Throughout the world, many Jewish people celebrate the Sukkot holiday. …

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“A spiritual first response squad” – Arutz 7

spiritual first response squad

A spiritual first response squad Ohr Torah Stone bids bon voyage to 45 new emissaries at Knesset Ceremony Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/18 Netanel Liker was supposed to go out to shlichut (work as an emissary) with his family in a few weeks, but was seriously injured in an accident while responding to a security incident as …

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Knesset send-off for OTS emissaries

Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel graduation at the Knesset

OTS Congratulates graduates of the Beren-Amiel Educator Emissary Training Program, the Straus-Amiel Rabbinical Emissary Training Program, and the Claudia Cohen Women Educators Institute who are embarking upon new positions of shlichut this summer.  In a festive ceremony at the Israeli Knesset, 45 graduates of OTS emissary-training programs received bon voyage blessings from Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Deputy …

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Diaspora Emissaries-in-Training Stop in Poland

Diaspora Emissaries-in-Training Stop in Poland  By Orly Harrari Arutz 7 – 15/5/2018 About 30 emissaries-in-training from the Straus-Amiel and Beren-Amiel Institutes returned from a week of training which took place in the Jewish communities of Poland.  “The trip exposes the challenges in the field from the outset.” About 30 emissaries-in-training, men and women, returned from a …

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