shlichut

A Sense of Responsibility

“Why go out on shlichut?” asked Shiran and Yoni Dreyer, an OTS-trained educator couple recently placed in Omaha, Nebraska.  “That’s a question we found ourselves pondering often over the course of our training. “Every generation has its challenge, every generation

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Ansani family

Leaving Home – Again

Leaving Home – Again But we had always considered Israel to be our home, and this served as a great advantage to us. Oped by Sarah and Netanel Ansani |  July 30, 2019 The moment we came to Israel we

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Tikva and Daniel

Indonesia’s small but determined Jewish community

Indonesia’s small but determined Jewish community The Jews of the largest Muslim country are descended from those who fled forced conversion in Peru; they number in the scant hundreds and practice their faith in secret, but now they have the

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Yom Iyun

“I am the ‘other'”

“I am the ‘other’” “We’ve all felt at some point or another in our lives that we do not belong,” says Rabbi Benjy Myers, Educational Director of the Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel emissary training programs. “As educational and spiritual leaders, we

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Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel graduation at the Knesset

Celebrating 20 Years of Emissary Activity

Rabbinical Emissary Program to Diaspora Celebrates 20 Years of Work The program, an initiative of the Ohr Torah Stone network of institutions, began in 1999 with the goal of providing Jewish communities in the Diaspora with rabbis and teachers to

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Training parents of shlichim

Training for emissaries… and their parents

For the first time in Israel: Training for the parents of shlichim as well  After 20 years of training shlichim to serve in Jewish communities in the Diaspora, Ohr Torah’s Straus-Amiel institute decided that the time has come for the

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Posed photo of evening's participants

“Our mission has not ended”

Returning Emissaries: “Our mission has not ended” Eleven emissary families who recently returned from Jewish communities in the Diaspora met last week to reflect upon the happy moments, the times of crisis and difficulty, and also the moments which gave

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Cover of Jm Post Magazine

‘The Islands will Rejoice!’

    ‘The Islands will Rejoice!’ Psalm 96 comes alive for the writer, who recounts her joyous journey on ‘shlihut’ in Papua, as an emissary of the Ohr Torah Nidchei Yisrael project.  By Nili Salem B’Simcha – September 28, 2018 When

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The Synagogue in Quito Ecuador

The Forgotten Jewish Community of Ecuador

The following article in the OU’s Jewish Action magazine celebrates the work of Straus-Amiel emissary Rabbi Nir Koren as he revitalizes Jewish life in Quito, Ecuador The Forgotten Jewish Community of Ecuador Jewish Action Magazine Jews have been living in

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