Photo of the Week

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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Hason Family

Over the course of the summer, the newest cadre of emissaries trained by the Straus-Amiel and Beren-Amiel Institutes will be embarking upon rabbinical, educational and spiritual shlichut in  Jewish communities around the world – and this week, the first family departed Israel on this mission to make a difference. Tzuri and Hannah Leah Hason will …

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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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Amlat program

Last Shabbat, alumnae of OTS’s Amlat Program for Spanish speakers came together at their alma mater, Midreshet Lindenbaum, for a spirited reunion Shabbaton. About 80 graduates from the program’s inception in 2008 through 2020 arrived – many of whom already had families and sabra children in tow. “I feel so fortunate to have been asked …

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Derech Avot

This week, the wonderful students of Derech Avot High School dedicated a swing to the rest area they set up in memory of vir Sorek  Hy”d who was murdered as he made his way back to the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva after buying books as a year-end gift for his teachers, almost two years …

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This week, a ceremony was held by the Ministry of Education to award certificates of appreciation and recognition to outstanding activists. At the ceremony, two amazing 12th grade students at OTS’s Jacob Sapirstein High School for Boys in Ramot, Ari Aharon and Roi Dahan received the Medal of Excellence. Ari and Roi set up an …

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Oriya High School for Girls

OTS’s high schools have been preparing to end the academic year with various exciting events. In this photo, twelfth graders at Oriya High School for Girls mark the end of a  difficult, different and definitely challenging year with a memorable Shabbat spent together in Kiryat Arba.  OTS wishes these seniors and all of our graduating …

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photo of the weeek 31.5.21

Students in the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs, the only Orthodox, fully-immersed, year-in-Israel program for young adults with special needs, learn Torah and tour the country during their year in Israel while they acquire skills for future independent living. Part of the training they receive is vocational; students worked in restaurants, retail stores, a …

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Midreshet Lindenbaum – Matat, Carmiel

“I hereby take upon myself to love” Driven by their feelings of pain over the difficult events that have shaken Israel in recent weeks, students from Midreshet Lindenbaum-Matat in the city of Carmiel initiated a beautiful project designed to increase kindness and “baseless love” amongst the Jewish people while also raising funds for charity.  The …

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The residents of Lod have undergone a very difficult week in which they endured riots, looting, and the burning of their homes, cars and synagogues, simply because they are Jewish.  Students at OTS’s Midreshet Lindenbaum-Lod rolled up their sleeves and got to work cleaning up the devastation, rescuing homeowners’ possessions from within the rubble, raising funds …

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יְהִי שָׁלוֹם בְּחֵילֵךְ שַׁלְוָה בְּאַרְמְנוֹתָיִךְ Thousands of OTS students from across the country flocked to Jerusalem to celebrate the miracle of the city’s reunification on Yom Yerushalayim.  Riots and rockets are of great concern, but they do not diminish the historical reality in which we are privileged to live. “Netzach Yisrael lo yishaker” – Israel will survive forever! …

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