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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

Wikipedia Commons - Jubilee Synagogue, Prague

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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“In Polish city, a wedding celebrates Jewish rediscovery and revival” – JTA

This amazing story of an amazing Jewish couple highlights Jewish renewal in Poland, and features Wroclaw’s rabbi, Straus-Amiel emissary Rabbi Tyson Herberger. “In Polish city, a wedding celebrates Jewish rediscovery and revival” by Ruth Ellen Gruber 06/24/2014 WROCLAW, Poland (JTA) — When Katka Reszke and Slawomir Grunberg tied the knot at the historic White Stork synagogue …

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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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תור חדש, “רב עולמי”, בעיתון מקור ראשון

Rabbi Eliahu Birnbaum

מאמר הפתיחה למדור החדש של הרב אליהו בירנבאום (העומד בראש תוכניות שטראוס-עמיאל להכשרת רבנים וברן-עמיאל  להכשרת מחנכים), “רב עולמי”, שיופיע אחת לשבועיים במוסף השבת של העיתון מקור ראשון 

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