Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Felix, who founded Orot Israel College as well as Yeshivat Ohr Chaim and Ulpanat Orot in Toronto, has headed the College for decades.
In appreciation of his hard work, in honor of his 80th birthday as well as in honor of the 40th anniversary year of Orot Israel College, Orot Israel College has decided to strengthen his blessed enterprise by establishing the Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Felix Modular Housing Fund.
Orot Israel College’s Elkana campus has a student body of approximately 1,200 female students and offers residential facilities for 100 single students.
Six couples live in studio apartments in the recently dedicated “Cymberknopf Student Housing Building” and 34 married couples live in old, rundown caravans who are desperately waiting for an immediate housing solution.
Orot Israel College plans to raise funds to purchase 10 modular homes to replace the old caravans. When sufficient funds have been raised, Orot Israel College plans to replace all the caravans to enable more students to live on campus in comfortable living quarters and at subsidized costs. The advantages of modular housing include: immediate housing of young, married couples, affordable low rental cost, living in close proximity to the College , leading an active family life in an esthetic environment while pursuing an education, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. In the 44.4 square meter modular home there will be 2 bedrooms, bathroom, laundry corner, main area with kitchen and living room.
This expression of esteem and appreciation of Rabbi Yehuda Felix is but a small measure of the honor he deserves in comparison to the untold efforts he has invested over so many years in establishing magnificent institutions of learning.
Religious Zionist communities in Israel and around the world face many challenges in Israel.
raising their children as they struggle to balance their Jewish and modern identities.
It is of the utmost importance that we empower and train future educators who will stand before our children and grandchildren and have the skills to inspire them with Emunah, Jewish identity and the love of the land of Israel.
Please partner with us in the purchasing of 10 modular homes at Orot Israel College’s Elkana campus. Young couples will reside there and reap the benefits of living on campus as well as excellent early childhood day care services for their children, thus enabling them to dedicate their time to their studies.
Cost of one modular home:$55,000