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A Thousand Words – February 24, 2020

Every day, employees of Ohr Torah Stone pass through the corridors of the Neveh Shmuel Yeshiva High School to get to their offices. But during the Hebrew month of Adar, it’s an entirely different experience, as the  Neveh Shmuel 12th graders transform the hallways into a magical, other-worldly environment… and they never disappoint! This year, …

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A Thousand Words – February 17, 2020

The sky is the limit! Students from the the Amirim Program for Excellence at OTS’s Jennie Sapirstein High School in Ramot, Jerusalem, visited Space IL – the organization that launched the first Israeli spacecraft to fly to the moon. At Space IL, the girls were instructed to ‘dare to dream,’ and learned from a number …

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A Thousand Words – February 10, 2020

Midreshet Lindenbaum

Nothing like standing on your chair to get your point across!  Students in the Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program and the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum celebrated Tu B’Shvat this year by studying, volunteering to plant 120 fruit trees in Park Arnona, Jerusalem, and enjoying the fruits of the land …

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A Thousand Words – February 3, 2020

Teens learning Jewish values

The secular-religious beit midrash for teens in Ashkelon, run by Ilan Ivgy – one of the Yachad Program for Jewish Identity‘s 48 facilitators across Israel – brings together youth of different populations to meet, mix, examine Jewish sources and share ideas. “Some heated discussions have erupted, since each group arrives with its own perspective,” says …

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A Thousand Words – January 27, 2020

Oriya 11th graders put on play

A Holocaust survivor, a dyslexic teenager, a dying father, a righteous gentile, an ambitious teacher, a depressed and depressing couple, a curious child and a girl with a stutter all went up together on one stage as 11th grade girls in the Ann Belsky Moranis theater track at Oriya High School performed their matriculation projects …

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A Thousand Words – January 20, 2020

siyyum at Machanaim

Upon his return to yeshiva after three years of service in the IDF, Yehuda Misgav was greeted by fellow students at the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva with a rousing rendition of “v’Shavu Banim L’Gvulam” this week: ” And the children shall return to their borders.” Misgav acknowledged that it was good to be …

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A Thousand Words – January 13, 2020

At a moving ceremony, Yeshivat Neveh Shmuel inagurated the new dormitory, club room, and fitness complex in memory of the late Uriel Peretz Liwerant, a graduate of Neveh Shmuel’s 20th class. The event was attended by the Liwerant family, administrators and employees of the Ohr Torah Stone, and of course students and staff of Neveh …

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A Thousand Words – January 6, 2020

Ramot girls learn about asara b'tevet

In preparation for the 10th of Tevet – the Jewish fast day also designated by the Israeli Rabbinate as “general kaddish day” (yom hakaddish ha’klalli) for victims of the Holocaust and others whose yahrtzeits (anniversaries of their deaths) are unknown, teachers at the Jennie Sapirstein High School for Girls in Ramot hosted a wonderful team of creators and workshop facilitators. …

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A Thousand Words – December 30, 2019

Binyan Madlik

Thousands of Israelis across Israel were brought together over Chanukah by their community center’s Yachad – Jewish Identity Program facilitator through myriad innovative initiatives in building lobbies, storefronts, living rooms and community center halls, from Eilat to the Golan Heights.  In this photo, residents of an apartment building in Ashkelon light candles together through the …

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A Thousand Words – December 23, 2019

On the first night of Chanukah, students at Midreshet Lindenbaum -Lod lit candles in the lobbies of their apartments, drawing out their neighbors and sharing the essence of the holiday – to publicize the miracle in the public sphere. Afterwards, in keeping with the midrasha’s sense of responsibility to the community at large, Midreshet Lindenbaum-Lod students also went …

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A Thousand Words – December 16, 2019

Rabbanit Sally dancing with the Torah

Surrounded by alumnae of Midreshet Lindenbaum and a host of other OTS Annual Dinner guests, Rosh Midrasha Rabbanit Sally Mayer dances with the Sefer Torah dedicated in honor of Rabbi Riskin at the dedication celebration that took place on December 10.  The special Sefer Torah will be brought to Israel and in March 2020, in …

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A Thousand Words – December 9, 2019

Yakov Don azkara pictures

On the 4th anniversary of beloved OTS educator Yaakov Don’s murder at the hands of a terrorist, the Derech Avot high school, where Don educated and served as the social coordinator for many years continued its tradition of remembering and perpetuating his legacy through gathering at the site of the murder in tefilla – prayer …

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