Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary
Lecount

View previous Daniel and Ruth Lecount are off to Toronto, Canada, to teach in the Netivot HaTorah school. “The Beren-Amiel program provided us with the understanding that the idea of shlichut isn’t a one-off experience of going out and returning. There are those who continue their shlichut upon returning to Israel by maintaining the spirit of connection with the …

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View previous Rabbi Yitschak and Odeya Preschel are off to Montevideo, Uruguay, where Yitschak will serve as the rabbi of Yavne Synagogue, and Odeya will be responsible for all of the Hebrew and Jewish studies at the Yavneh Institute. “The Straus-Amiel Institute helped us navigate the cultural differences and different manners of conduct between Israel …

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nagar

View previous Alon and Kareen Nagar just departed for their shlichut in Deal, NJ, where they will be teaching in the Hillel School. “At the Beren-Amiel institute we learned in depth about Diaspora Jews from all over the world. We attained knowledge on a variety of rabbinical and educational subjects. We received the important tools …

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Rabbi Aviel and Michal Javasky

View previous Rabbi Aviel and Michal Javasky will soon be heading to Hong Kong, where Aviel will serve as the Assistant Rabbi of the Ohel Leah Synagogue, and Michal will be responsible for the informal Jewish education in the community. “The Straus-Amiel Institute directed us and prepared us for shlichut in the best possible way.”

View previous Rabbi Zecharia and Nava Deutsch will be taking up the position of campus chaplains at Leeds University in England. “The Straus-Amiel Institute gave us the tools and the courage with which we will be able to fulfill our dreams of shlichut,” the couple says. “We are so grateful to the faculty and staff …

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View previous Chana Moriah and Netanel Dahan have completed the Straus-Amiel or Beren-Amiel emissary training course at OTS, and are now poised to embark upon shlichut as teachers at the Ben Porat Yosef school in Paramus, New Jersey. “The Beren-Amiel Institute provided us with the ability to prepare ourselves extensively in preparation for shlichut, as …

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Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary

Ten new rabbis received their semikha this week at a graduation ceremony for OTS’s Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary. These new spiritual leaders are dedicating their lives in service to the Jewish people, filling significant roles in Israel and in countries across the globe, such as Spain, the USA, Hong Kong and Africa. We …

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