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Summer Wrap-Up

As we usher in year #4 of official Oro Shel Adam activity, things in the program and in or community are as good as ever. In addition to other smaller shabbatonim and programs, the highlight of the summer was our massive yearly BBQ for Olim in Gan

Oro Shel Adam is Filling-Up!

It took us a bit over two years but the vision of creating a unique yeshiva program for Olim is materializing! As we speak, we have three guys learning Torah in our Beit Midrash and a fourth making Aliyah from PHILADELPHIA to our dorms this coming week. 

Aliyah Celebration Night!

With the tragedies and terror attacks all around us and very painful (especially the attack which occurred outside of Adam), we need to also celebrate the blessing of living in Israel!  In honor of the first Jew who made Aliyah (Parshat Lech-Licha), Avraham Avinu, we celebrated our own

Simchas Torah in Adam

Once on Simchas Torah the Kutzker Rebbe, Rav Menachem Mendal, saw the Chasidim wildly celebrating (I give us a bracha that we should err on excessive simcha and not be saying to ourselves “when is this thing going to end”) and commented, “What’s all of the fuss for!? 

Rosh Hashana Message 5776

We read in Parshat Nitzavim of the entirety of Am Yisrael standing together in Brit.  This powerful image, year in and year out, prepares us to stand together on Rosh Hashana.  We no doubt, stand together with our family and community in the most literal way as

Thoughts on Jewish Education

Rosh Chodesh Elul, with the new school year being just around the corner, is a fitting time to open a dialogue on education. The mitzvah of chinnuch yeladim is found in  Parshat Ve’etchanan.  In none other than the Sh’ma, we are instructed, “.ושננתם לבניך”  Rashi explains this phrase