Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program

A Thousand Words – February 1, 2024

February marks JDAIM – Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month. At OTS’s Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program, every month celebrates inclusion! Darkaynu is more than just a program; it’s a transformative experience for young adults with special needs,

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A Thousand Words – June 5, 2023

Wrapping up another year (Darkaynu’s 20th!), Yeshivat Darkaynu participants enjoyed a thrilling two days in Israel’s North: rafting, hiking, camping, sightseeing and visiting holy sites. “The highlight of the trip was spending so much time having fun with my friends,”

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Yeshivat Darkaynu and Midreshet Darkaynu participated in the Jerusalem Marathon

A Thousand Words – March 20, 2023

Running. Our Way. Last Friday, students from OTS’s Elaine and Norm Brodsky Yeshivat Darkaynu and Midreshet Darkaynu participated in the Jerusalem Marathon along with over 35,000 people from all over the world. Darkaynu is the only post-high school Israel experience

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OTS Lighting the Way – 6th Night of Chanukah

Ohr Torah Stone is lighting the way! Adding light… our way. The sixth night has arrived, and tonight we celebrate the students, staff and madrichim of the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program – the only program enabling Orthodox youth

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A Thousand Words – June 7, 2022

This week the Gush Etzion Foundation said goodbye to stalwart employee Shua Hoffman of Monsey, New York, as he concludes a year of weekly volunteerism with the organization. Shua’s work at the foundation was part of the vocational training component

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A Thousand Words – February 28, 2022

“משנכנס אדר מרבין בשמחה”When the month of Adar arrives, we increase our joy! Each week, the students of Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program and the students in the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program perform a different

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A Thousand Words – February 14, 2022

These five students from the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Yeshivat Darkaynu program for young men with special needs join more than 10,000 other people from all over the world when they tune in to Rabbi Eli Stefansky’s Daf Yomi class

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A Thousand Words – October 25, 2021

This week’s Photo of the Week is a beit midrash snapshot of Aliza Kahan (right), a student in Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program, studying in chavruta with Tehilla Carl of the seminary’s Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu

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A Thousand Words – May 31, 2021

Students in the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs, the only Orthodox, fully-immersed, year-in-Israel program for young adults with special needs, learn Torah and tour the country during their year in Israel while they acquire skills for future independent living.

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A Thousand Words – March 8, 2021

This year has been unique – by all accounts and in every way, with many last-minute changes and the government restrictions which were created for our benefit altering many of the plans created for the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu

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