Yachad
Lag BaOmer Bat Yam

“Lag B’omer is actually one of the few holidays which is celebrated in every single sector of Jewish Israel, from secular to ultra-Orthodox communities,” notes Itai Kremer, the Yachad Program’s Jewish Cultural Facilitator in Bat Yam. ” And yet, the average Israeli has absolutely no idea about the origins of the festival and what the …

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Batei Midrash – study centers – are fast becoming a significant part of the Yachad Program’s Jewish Cultural Facilitators’ work because they are appealing and interesting, and they strengthen Jewish identity by engaging adults and children in passionate discussion and debate, challenging preconceived notions and exposing people of all backgrounds to the rich expanse of Jewish …

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Chai Beit Midrash

A unique, new Beit Midrash was launched last night by Ori Weill, the Yachad Jewish Cultural Facilitator working in North Tel Aviv’s community centers. The Beit Midrash is of Jewish-Israeli identity, and is comprised of three components, each of which affects the other: Every two weeks, a “Community Evening” is held, the subject to be determined by the group, …

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Kabbalat Shabbat in Katzrin

A snapshot from the Kabbalat Shabbat that took place last Friday in the refurbished lobby of the Katzrin Cultural Center, part of an ongoing series of Kabbalat Shabbat events run by Chaim Possick, the Yachad Program‘s Jewish Cultural Facilitator in this Golan Heights city.

Ohr Torah Stone’s Yachad Program is always seeking innovative ways of connecting secular Israelis to their Jewish identity, stressing the common history, heritage and values shared by Jews of all backgrounds and beliefs in an effort to build a strong, united society. From flagship programs like “The Candle that Connects,” which has become a major event across …

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