education

Educators visit psychiatric hospital to boost mental health awareness Staff from the Ohr Torah Stone network visited the Eitanim psychiatric hospital as part of a program dedicated to mental health awareness. Israel National News  | Jan 26, 2023 In the first-ever visit of its kind, principals and educators from the Ohr Torah Stone (OTS) educational …

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Boca Raton Family Names Leading Israeli Girls High School The Katz Oriya High School Expanded With Gift of Caroline & Daniel Katz and Family (Gush Etzion – January 8, 2023) The Israel-based educational network Ohr Torah Stone (OTS) has announced the naming of the Katz Oriya Girls High School through a multi-million dollar gift from …

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International Halakha Study Program Enters its Second Year  “Women in positions of Jewish leadership need to be able to lead from a position of knowledge,” says Joanne Greenaway, Chief Executive of the London School of Jewish Studies and participant in the International Halakha Scholars Program (IHSP), which has just launched its second year of operation. …

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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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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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Chezi

As Corona Intensifies, Ohr Torah Stone High School Principal Reassumes Top Military Role in Bnei Brak By  Jewish Press News Desk | 24 Tammuz 5780 – July 16, 2020 As Israel appears to be heading deeper into a second wave of the Corona Virus crisis, the country has recruited key military reserve officers to assist the …

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kids laughing

Uniting and Exciting Jews Around the World “A rabbi and a puppeteer walk into a bar…” While this may sound like the start of a bad joke, this scene actually took place in February, as members of an OTS Amiel BaKehila delegation to Cherry Hill, NJ met with the local Jewish Federation’s Young Adult division …

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This morning, Nachum Segal welcomed OTS founder, Chancellor Emeritus and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Shlomo Riskin to JM in the AM. Rabbi Riskin reminisced about his days in New York, his aliya to Israel and the founding of Efrat, the establishment of Ohr Torah Stone, and more. Tune in! Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin Founder, Chancellor Emeritus, …

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Audience

Celebrating Rabbi Shlomo Riskin A celebration of Rabbi Riskin’s lifetime of achievement was launched this week with the debut of a one-man play developed and performed by renowned Israeli personality Jacky Levy, the first in a series of events designed to inform the next generation about Rabbi Riskin’s legacy and impact. The educational initiative goes …

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Giving thanks

Thankfulness is a basic human virtue Today’s schools focus on teaching the whole child: heart, soul and mind. There is even a focus on spirituality in our schools. God has finally made it into the curriculum! BY KENNETH BRANDER |  November 30, 2019 Thankfulness is a basic human virtue, and a very Jewish one as …

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Spending the Year in Israel – Our Way Arutz 7 News | 30 October, 2019 On Monday, October 28th, this year’s cohort of the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs arrived at Ben Gurion airport. The chaperoned group was greeted by peers who had arrived earlier, as well as administrative staff, madrichot and madrichim holding …

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