Leadership

Talking about Jewish values in Cancun

Merav and Rabbi Yaakov Wacks

Talking about Jewish values in Cancun Israeli educators from Ohr Torah Stone to Bergen County meet with peers to discuss best practices By Abigail Klein Leichman | February 28, 2019 An Israeli couple who arrived in Englewood in August and have been working as youth directors at Englewood’s East Hill Synagogue and as educators at Ben …

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JM in the AM – Interview with Rabbi Kenneth Brander

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OTS President and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Kenneth Brander was a guest on the Nachum Segal Network’s “JM in the AM” radio show on February 19th. Rabbi Brander spoke live from an OTS conference in Cancun, Mexico for Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel shlichim serving communities in North, Central and South America. Rabbi Brander also expounded upon an …

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Tackling Critical Issues: Regional Conference for OTS Shlichim in Cancun

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42 Emissaries from the Americas Tackle Critical Issues Affecting Diaspora Communities at Ohr Torah Stone Conference CANCUN, Mexico – Ohr Torah Stone’s Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel emissary training programs brought together 42 of its North, Central and South American emissaries here to address ways to tackle critical issues affecting mainly smaller Diaspora Jewish communities. There was …

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The Day the Sheikh visited the Yeshiva

Rabbi Vilk with Sheikh Omer Salem

The Day the Sheikh visited the Yeshiva Sheikh Omer Salem, known for his unorthodox take on the Jewish-Moslem conflict, visited Ohr Torah Stone’s Yeshivat Hesder Beren-Machanaim in Gush Etzion, where he spoke with students. Arutz Sheva Staff | 07 January, 2019 (Translated from Hebrew)  A unique encounter took place this week in Gush Etzion when the …

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“Giving students spiritual wings” – Jewish Standard

Rabbi Brander teaching at Midreshet Lindenbaum

Giving students spiritual wings Rabbi Kenneth Brander describes his challenging new job at the head of Ohr Torah Stone By JOANNE PALMER | December 27, 2018 What exactly is Ohr Torah Stone? The name is opaque — three nouns in a line. Ohr is Hebrew; it means light. Stone is English; we’ll come back to what …

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JM in the AM – pre-investiture interview with Rabbi Kenneth Brander

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On December 13th, Nachum Segal welcomed Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander to the “JM in the AM” show to discuss the upcoming OTS Investiture Dinner, in which Rabbi Shlomo Riskin will formally pass the baton of leadership to Rabbi Brander, the upcoming OTS International Giving Day, and much more!  

Neveh Shmuel Ranked Among Top 10

Alumni of Neveh Shmuel in the IDF

Ohr Torah Stone’s Yeshivat Neveh Shmuel, in Memory of Samuel Pinchas Ehrman was ranked this morning amongst the top ten schools in the country in terms of IDF recruitment, significant military service and percentage who go on to become officers. “Ohr Torah Stone believes that alongside pedagogical excellence, it is imperative above all to implant …

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A Thousand Words – November 19, 2018

Birkat Hakohanim

In a historic, uplifting ceremony at the Jerusalem Theatre last Wednesday, Ohr Torah Stone officially installed Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander as President and Rosh HaYeshiva, a celebration which will culminate on December 19th, with an investiture dinner in New York. The emotional highlight of the evening came as OTS founder Rabbi Shlomo Riskin pronounced over Rabbi …

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A Thousand Words – October 22, 2018

Ethiopian students at the Workshop

A group of nine young men, at the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva on the first-ever Ethiopian Leadership Development and Torah Study program, visited the amazing Workshop in Gush Etzion, where they learned to create beautiful pieces of Judaica.  The idea was for the students, who range in age from 19-25, to return from their six-month …

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Sukkot of the World

Sukkot in Poland

Sukkot of the World OTS emissaries cap the period of Jewish festivals in communal sukkot that they built all around the world. “To bring the spirit of the holiday from the State of Israel.”    By Reut Hadar – 28 September, 2018 (translated from Hebrew) Throughout the world, many Jewish people celebrate the Sukkot holiday. …

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“A spiritual first response squad” – Arutz 7

spiritual first response squad

A spiritual first response squad Ohr Torah Stone bids bon voyage to 45 new emissaries at Knesset Ceremony Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/18 Netanel Liker was supposed to go out to shlichut (work as an emissary) with his family in a few weeks, but was seriously injured in an accident while responding to a security incident as …

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