OU Israel Program

Members of the Jack E. Gindi Oraita Club in Acco recently visited Retorno near Kibbutz Tzora, southwest of Jerusalem. Retorno is a substance abuse rehabilitation center.

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About 800 runners represented Team Yachad Yerushalayim in “Running in Color” in Tel Aviv.

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Feasting

Published August 8, 2013

In one word? Incredible. But really is the smile that split my face that gave it all away.

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Hollywood Here I Come!

Published August 8, 2013

The lights were dim, the house was packed. Not a single seat in the audience at Heichal HaTarbut in Tel Aviv was empty, and as I took the stage the spotlight was on me.

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Mind the Gap

Published August 8, 2013

The grandfather was a Holocaust survivor at age 13. The opportunity to celebrate his bar mitzvah had been crushed along with everything he loved and knew. Scarred and alone, he declared that his sons would never have a bar mitzvah. But Lev Yehudi was there when his grandson turned 13, and the son said ‘why not?” to his son having a bar mitzvah. And then he too decided to have his first aliya, and his bar mitzvah, on the same day that his son was called up to the Torah.

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The Next Frontier

Published August 8, 2013

Most who choose to go to the beach on a Shabbat morning don’t voluntarily give that information over to their rabbi or Torah teacher. But Yardena is different and so are her teachers.

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Take a Good Look

Published August 8, 2013

Picture this: a government minister delivers a complex shiur klali to a packed Beit Midrash. Believe it or not, it happened in the Lev Yehudi Beit Midrash in Ramat HaSharon.

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