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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Knesset send-off for OTS emissaries

Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel graduation at the Knesset

OTS Congratulates graduates of the Beren-Amiel Educator Emissary Training Program, the Straus-Amiel Rabbinical Emissary Training Program, and the Claudia Cohen Women Educators Institute who are embarking upon new positions of shlichut this summer.  In a festive ceremony at the Israeli Knesset, 45 graduates of OTS emissary-training programs received bon voyage blessings from Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Deputy …

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“Bringing Palm Beach to Israel” – Florida Jewish Journal

Bringing a part of Palm Beach County to Israel By Rabbi Kenneth Brander –  01/23/2018 As I leave my position at Yeshiva University to embark on a wondrous opportunity in Israel offered to me by a true leader, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, I will be bringing a piece of Palm Beach County with me. For Palm Beach County was my …

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“Taking Over Riskin’s Business” – Jewish Standard

Taking over Riskin’s business Teaneck’s Rabbi Kenneth Brander named new head of Ohr Torah Stone in Israel By Larry Yudelson – 11/23/2017 Kenneth Brander wasn’t sure he wanted to be a rabbi when he applied to rabbinical school. Thirty years later, it’s pretty clear that the rabbinate was a good match for his talents. After …

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