special needs

Educating Each Student as a Whole

Educating Each Student as a Whole Ohr Torah Stone’s Derech Avot High School for Boys places tremendous value on the importance of educating the “whole person,” addressing educational, emotional, social and religious needs to help each student develop and succeed

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ELana and Nachum Segal

Darkaynu’s Elana Goldscheider on NSN

Nachum Segal welcomed Elana Goldscheider, founding director of Ohr Torah Stone’s Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs for young adults with special needs. “Everyone should have a chance to be able to come to Israel….all of a sudden our students

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TITLE In a modest apartment in the town of Alon Shvut outside of Jerusalem, a group of young men are enjoying the experience of living together in ways many thought impossible just a few years ago. The four men all

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“An Accessible Gap Year” – New York Jewish Week

An Accessible Gap Year For Youth With Disabilities Darkaynu gives students with disabilities an Israel gap-year trip of a lifetime BY JENNIFER LASZLO MIZRAHI – January 11, 2018 For many Jewish young adults, a gap year in Israel is a rite of passage. It

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Special Needs: Rethinking What We Think

Ian Piczenik spent this past year as a madrich [counselor] in the Elaine & Norm Darkaynu Program for Men, the only year-in-Israel experience for young adults with special needs.   In his incredible video (which has gone viral on Facebook), he

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“Integration, Adaptation and Comfort Zones”

“On Integration, Adaptation, Comfort Zones, and what is just beyond them” by Avi Ganz 09/3/2015 Years ago, it was widely accepted that any person who was noticeably different (religious belief, skin color, intelligence, mannerisms, etc.) was incapable of integrating into the mainstream.

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