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Straus-Amiel Graduate Appointed Chief Rabbi of Bern Canton

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Congratulations to Rabbi Michael Kohn, a graduate of the Straus-Amiel Program, upon his appointment as the Chief Rabbi of Berne Canton, Switzerland  In an emotional ceremony, OTS alumnus Rabbi Michael Kohn was inaugurated as the Chief Rabbi of the Swiss Jewish communities of Berne and Biel. Kohn, a graduate shaliach of the Straus-Amiel Practical Rabbinics …

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Magnificent ritual bath in Wroclaw, Poland rededicated, half a century after closing its gates

Basok at the Mikva

Magnificent ritual bath in Wroclaw, Poland rededicated, half a century after closing its gates In the presence of the Chief Rabbi of Poland, the hundred-year-old mikva (ritual bath) was rededicated at the end of the week, after having suffered great neglect during Communist regime in the country By Itamar Eichner, Yediot Acharonot Judaism Reporter – …

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Official Opening of Beit Ohr Torah – Kiev

Beit Ohr Torah of Kiev, Ukraine, was officially dedicated in mid-September 2014.  A group of OTS representatives, led by Rabbi Riskin, arrived for a short unveiling ceremony on the premises, in conjunction with the Midrasha Tzionit, OTS’s local partner in the endeavor. Rabbi Riskin expressed his fervent prayer, shared by all, that the new bayit …

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Straus-Amiel Graduate Appointed Chief Rabbi of Prague

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Congratulations to Rabbi David Peter, a graduate of the Straus-Amiel Program, upon his appointment as the Chief Rabbi of Prague.  The change in the position of chief rabbi of Prague should not trigger any major change in its Jewish community, Peter, 38, told the Czech News Agency. “I will be learning continually, but continuity is vital,” Peter …

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Newest OTS Emissaries: London-Bound

Rabbi Daniel and Ilana Epstein

Congratulations to Straus-Amiel Practical Rabbinics Program graduate Rabbi Daniel Epstein, and his wife, Ilana, a graduate of the Claudia Cohen Women Educator’s Institute on being appointed Rabbi and Rebbetzen of London’s Cockfosters and N Southgate Synagogue. We wish OTS’s newest emissary couple much success and fulfillment as they set out on this important and exciting endeavor. …

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