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After weeks of lockdown, students in the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Midreshet Darkaynu Program traveled to the fields of Moshav Yarhiv to help Israeli farmers harvest their cabbages before the crops are lost. Working in the fields was very significant for the students, enabling them to connect  to the Land of Israel while also giving them …

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Even though there’s a lockdown, and even though the schools are currently online, the amazing teachers from OTS Oriya High School for Girls decided that no matter what, this semester’s Report Cards would be distributed to their students individually, in person! From Susya in the South to Jerusalem in the North; from Tekoa in the East to …

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Dozens of staff members from OTS’s Neveh Channah High School for Girls, Named in Memory of Anna Ehrman, conducted an early Tu Bishvat Seder via Zoom, with the participation of four of OTS’s shlichim currently working in the USA, England and Brazil. The emissaries shared a slice of life in the Diaspora and addressed some …

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Hard to believe that the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Yeshivat Darkaynu program has already been running for 15 years! Tens of alumni representatives from each of the 15 years, current and former madrichim, teachers and members of the administration from all over the world came together in a zoom reunion to reminisce and celebrate the …

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Even during the lockdown, the Israeli Midreshet Lindenbaum students who remained on campus continue to learn together with classmates and teachers who are  in quarantine in their homes, attending all daily classes via zoom according to the regular pre-corona schedule. The learning never stops! View previous Photo of the Week #VirtualBeitMidrash#KeepOnLearning#AdaptingAndEvolving#TheNewNormal#LivingLearningLeading

How can we explore and express our unique souls, thoughts and various identities? Students in Ulpanat Oriya‘s Ann Belsky Moranis Film Track created their own digital self portraits – and in the process, began a journey towards self-discovery. View previous Photo of the Week #MeMySelfieAndI#MeAndMyShadow#SelfPortraitSelfKnowledge#WhoAmI#LivingLearningLeading

It’s cloudy weather outside, new elections are imminent and another closure has begun. On the other hand, the COVID vaccinations mark the potential return to sanity.  On the backdrop of these strange times and amidst the sea of masks and capsules and plexiglass dividers, students at the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva just started …

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Students in Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program visited Tel Azeka this week, where they overlooked the Ela Valley, where the story of David and Goliath took place, and actually re-enacted the story from the Tanach! In Israel, there’s no better guidebook for touring than the Bible, and the overseas students are thrilled …

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Giving is receiving…  Since the establishment of the “Yachad – Jewish Identity” program, Yachad Jewish Cultural Coordinators galvanize thousands of volunteers throughout the country to do good – and this year was no exception. Helping others is a basic value of Judaism, and it forms the basis of the program’s nation-wide Chanukah drive.  Thousands of …

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The Hebrew month of Kislev is characterized by light, and one of the brightest points this month was when OTS’s Ulpanat Oriya finally moved into its beautiful, new, permanent home!  The “back to school” excitement was doubled for Oriya students who not only got to return to the friends and educational environment they missed so …

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Midreshet Darkaynu Program!  Last Thursday was the first Thanksgiving that our Darkaynu students were away from home, so the program’s madrichot planned an awesome surprise: they compiled a video of the girls’ families, wishing them a happy thanksgiving, and sending them lots of love! We wish you could have …

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“Take the ark out to the open space of the city …” (Mishna Taanit Chapter 2) The high schools of the OTS network very much miss face-to-face meetings with our beloved students, and each school is running exciting, innovative programs in order to see them as much as possible, in accordance with the Ministry of …

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