Yachad Program

Taking Ownership: Empowering Secular Israelis to Reclaim and Cherish Jewish Heritage During the Hebrew month of Iyar, tens of thousands of Israelis participated in Yachad activities designed to foster a sense of togetherness, strengthen Jewish connections and empower people to take responsibility for their own Jewish life. In Israel, the Hebrew month of Iyar is …

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Zikaron BaSalon

We Remember and Never Forget In preparation for Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Jewish Cultural Coordinators of OTS’s Yachad-Jewish Identity Program organized “Zikaron BaSalon” (literally, “Remembrance in the Living Room”) meetings in private homes and community centers throughout Israel, giving youth and adults an opportunity to hear firsthand testimony from Holocaust survivors and engaging them in …

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A Night to Remember: Yachad Makes Pesach Meaningful for Thousands of Israelis “Diaspora Jews who are not religious are generally much more connected to Jewish tradition and to a Jewish community than secular Jews in Israel are,” laments Alita Mor, a secular Israeli resident of Tel Aviv’s tony Ramat Aviv neighborhood. In a bid to …

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Yachad

Jewish Cultural Coordinators from OTS’s Yachad Program for Jewish Identity started planning a variety of Pesach activities the minute that Purim ended – and their hard work bore fruit as dozens of matza baking sessions, model seders, classes and exciting happenings took place over the past few weeks, engaging hundreds of Israelis of all ages …

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Tens of thousands of Israelis flock to festive, experiential Purim celebrations Purim is a holiday that all Israeli Jews look forward to; it’s fun and festive for adults and children alike. However, many secular Israeli Jews don’t feel comfortable in the synagogue, and therefore miss out on the opportunity to hear the megilla.  Their children …

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Israelis of all ages, affiliations and backgrounds were brought together by OTS’s Yachad Program for Jewish Identity to gather and box up crucially-needed basic necessities for Ukrainian refugees. Yachad aims to build strong and cohesive Jewish communities across Israel that are unified through the values and traditions of their common Jewish heritage – in this …

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Organizations to host Purim parties at over 500 locations around Israel ‘Megilla in the communities’ initiative brings Purim celebrations to over 550 locations. Arutz Sheva Staff | 10.3. 2022 After two years of celebrating Purim under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of the “Megilla in the Community” (Megilla B’Kehilla) initiative announced that the …

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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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