A personal message from Nomi Spanglet, Director of Resource and Development at Orot Israel College, "Rav Shvat's dedication to his students and to Torah learning is something that cannot adequately be put into words."
Rabbi Prof. Yiztchak Kraus, Orot Israel College's Newly-Elected President shares with us, "Today, this period of mourning not only reflects our grief over the destruction, but also instills in us hope for the future."
The introductory stage for teaching is always a very significant stage for new teachers. Alongside the great enthusiasm that they experience, they face many challenges. And when their internship year happens during the COVID-19 crisis the challenge is doubled.
Growing up I was a huge Zionist, but the Torat Eretz Yisrael that I learned in Orot classes and on many of our tiyulim shaped my whole approach to Judaism and Jewish identity. At Orot I really internalised that the two were inseparable, and I knew that my future had to be in Israel.
The graduation show of fourth-year students in the Dance and Movement Track at Orot Israel College took place this year in a unique format due to COVID-19 regulations - in an open space in the pool at Orot Israel College's Elkana campus.
How can students be allowed to experience teaching when schools due to COVID-19 were closed during the lockdowns or operated in small, closed capsules? Racheli Bartov - Coordinator of the Teaching Entry Unit, Orot Israel College, Elkana