Photo of the Week

“Around two years ago I found myself completely exhausted, physically and mentally. I did not know how to deal with the divorce process, especially where there was no cooperation from the person I was living with. OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center welcomed me with outstretched arms, with understanding, caring and …

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OTS President and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander addressed the new cadre of eleven fellows as the Blickle Institute of Interfaith Dialogue launched the new academic year. Fellows work toward developing new language and thinking about the relationship between Judaism and humanity including relations to other religions, to non-Jewish minorities in the State of …

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OTS Derech Avot High School Students leave the classroom for Team Building.Group activities took place outdoors encouraging teamwork, leadership, and communication among the students.Congratulations on coming together! View previous Photo of the Week #OutdoorActivities #TogethernessDay #TeamBuilding #LivingLearningLeading

Students in Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program enjoyed a tikkun leil Hoshana Rabba Sukkah Hop! Here they are being refreshed physically and spiritually on their visit to Rosh Midrasha Rabbanit Sally Mayer’s sukka. View previous Photo of the Week #sukkahopping #foodforthought #vesamachtabechagecha #LivingLearningLeading

“ושמחת בחגך והיית אך שמח”  “You shall rejoice on your festivals and be fully happy.” In accordance with their annual tradition, students from OTS’s Jacob Sapirstein Junior High and High School for Boys in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem stepped up to the plate to help people celebrate the festival of Sukkot again this year. …

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Leaving at the crack of dawn to greet the sunrise and spend a morning in prayer and introspection? Students of OTS’s Neveh Channah High School, in Memory of Anna Ehrman, said yes! Pictured are some of our wonderful high schoolers just before Shacharit morning prayers at Khan Arugot, preparing themselves mentally and spiritually for Yom Kippur. …

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Despite the rise in covid cases and the challenges presented by the pandemic’s fourth wave, this week students in OTS’s six high schools began the new academic year 5782/2021-22 with great joy and excitement. We’re delighted to share this handful of photos capturing the wonder of the first day of school. We wish all students …

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aria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program

Students in Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Finkle Overseas Program wave Shabbat Shalom at the end of their first week of school! Israel’s “new normal” required their entering isolation upon arrival, but the midrasha staff rose to the occasion again this year by making sure that all needs were met, running projects via zoom and finding other creative …

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Agreement for Mutual Respect

It’s wedding season, which means that more and more loving, caring and responsible young couples are signing the Agreement for Mutual Respect, a halakhic prenuptial agreement designed to prevent get-abuse. This week, Mali and Dov popped by the Jerusalem office of OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center this week to sign …

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Machanaim

“יְהִי רָצון מִלְּפָנֶיךָ ה’ אֱלהֵינוּ וֵאלהֵי אֲבותֵינוּ שֶׁתְּחַדֵּשׁ עָלֵינוּ אֶת הַחודֶשׁ הַזֶּה לְטובָה וְלִבְרָכָה” Rosh Chodesh Elul symbolizes the month of mercy and forgiveness, and of course the return of the yeshivot and midrashot to the benches of the beit midrash! The Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva also opened “Zman Elul” of the school …

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Yachad Program,

Over the course of the long summer vacation, many parents seek fun activities and attractions for their children. Our  Yachad Program for Jewish Identity coordinators offer exciting trips and appearling events that attract families while simultaneously strengthening their connection with the land of Israel and their Jewish heritage. Pictured is one example: our Yachad coordinator …

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