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
This past week we welcomed Bezalel Ben-Zion to the Oro Shel Adam yeshiva. He made Aliyah a few years ago and was looking for a Torah learning opportunity and a warm Israeli/Anglo community in the Jerusalem area. Adam and our program was the perfect fit for him!
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.
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
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!?
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
It was an exciting week of shopping, baking and delivering for Oro Shel Adam! All day Wednesday was spent delivering the first round of care-packages to IDF soldiers who are in active duty defending Israel. The first stop was the Old City, a few meters away from
This past Shabbos, we hosted a small group of Olim as part of our continued efforts to reach out and support Olim. We enjoyed a wonderful Shabbos with them! See Cover picture Things are heating up for Oro Shel Adam’s activities for the New Year B”H. We
Oro Shel Adam is opening up a Torah Learning program for single, male, English speaking Olim and former IDF Lone Soldiers for the upcoming year. In exchange for committed, daily Torah learning participants are able to rent dorm room space low in price. (IDF soldiers right out
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