Yachad

“What Unites Us is Greater Than What Divides Us” OTS’s Monique & Mordecai Katz Yachad Program for Jewish Identity strengthens Jewish-Israeli identity through welcoming programs where Jews of all backgrounds feel comfortable celebrating their shared heritage. In the aftermath of a divisive election campaign that immediately preceded the Memorial Day marking the assassination of Prime …

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In the leadup to Rosh Hashana 5783, KAN English news reporter Naomi Segal spoke to OTS President and Rosh HaYeshiva, Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, about the “Shofar BaPark” initiative which brings the shofar blowing and Rosh Hashana celebration outside of the synagogue and into the public spaces, giving Israeli families an opportunity to mark the …

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‘Shofar in The Park’ program returns for Rosh Hashanah Ohr Torah Stone’s Yachad Program and Tzohar Rabbinical Organization plan hundreds of outdoor events for the High Holidays Israel National News | September 21, 2022 Marking Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) on September 26 and 27, the eighth annual Shofar in the Park program will …

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This communal Kabbalat Shabbat in Yavneh was organized by OTS’s Yachad – Jewish Identity coordinator in the region, bringing together secular and religious neighbors to celebrate their shared Jewish heritage together.   Yachad’s 47 other regional coordinators hold similar Kabbalat Shabbat events every Friday across Israel, creating strong connections amongst participants to one another, to …

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Tisha B’Av eve in ancient Yodfat, the “Masada Of The Galilee”, was just one of the Tisha B’Av events organized by OTS’s Yachad – Jewish Identity coordinators throughout Israel. By the light of lanterns and sitting on mats, participants read from a collection of original works by poets and writers from the community before reading …

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Welcoming Shabbat B’Yachad – Together The Yachad Jewish Identity Program harnesses the long, sunny Fridays of Israeli summer to run communal Kabbalat Shabbat programs across the country, bringing thousands of Israelis closer to their heritage and their communities “Not all of us bring the Shabbat into our homes through the traditional songs or with Kiddush,” …

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Tu B’Shvat: Strong Roots Ensure a Blossoming Future Thousands of Israelis participated in the Yachad Program for Jewish Identity Tu B’Shvat projects in communities across Israel, ranging from ecological education and environmental protection projects to parenting workshops and study sessions utilizing Jewish sources to explore concepts of personal and national growth, and to bring together …

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Hanukkah initiative brings holiday joy to thousands of families in Israel ‘Our Building Lights’ initiative brings holiday traditions to communities around Israel. Arutz Sheva Staff , December 01 , 2021 While coronavirus remains a constant issue on the mind of all, the organizers of Ohr Torah Stone’s Yachad Program for Jewish Identity are creating a “sense …

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shofar bapark Tel Aviv

Bringing the Holidays to the People From Rosh Hashana through Sukkot, as Jews of all backgrounds seek meaning and opportunities to connect, the Jewish cultural coordinators of OTS’s Yachad Program for Jewish Identity run a range of inviting events which attract tens of thousands of people of all ages. “A secular couple came to hear …

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‘Shofar in the Park’ to provide COVID-19-safe Rosh Hashanah services Tens of thousands usually attend the “Shofar in the Park” event and those present will be able to hear the traditional shofar blasts and sing and take part in educational activities. BY JERUSALEM POST STAFF | September 5, 2021 The annual “Shofar in the Park” …

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A Meaningful Rite of Passage Becoming a bar or bat mitzva is a rite of passage for all streams of Judaism in communities around the world. But ironically, in the Jewish state of Israel, many secular Jews do not have the resources needed to make the milestone event meaningful at their fingertips. The Yachad Program …

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