Dr. Avia Gutman, Head of the Special Education Track at Orot Israel College together with Racheli Bartov, Head of Pedagogical Instruction at Orot Israel College and Aliza Lipsker, Pedagogical Instructor at Orot Israel College, shared highlights of a professional visit to the "Academy Class" program at the Yakir School in Yakir.
Malka Vaserman, Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching
During this past academic year, which marked the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, the Center initiated escape rooms on which provided a challenging and enlightening learning experience.
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."
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
We at Orot Israel College are immensely proud of our own Dr. Chana Katan, President of the Orot Israel College Jewish Family Education Center, recently awarded this year's coveted Jerusalem Prize for her outstanding accomplishments.
Orot Israel College is proud to extend its congratulations to Rochel Sylvetsky on being chosen as the Israeli recipient of this year's Outstanding Educator Award for her many accomplishments to further religious education.
The journey of Torah learning provided by the Orot experience, not only enhanced my relationship with my Jewish identity, God,commitment to mitzvot and continuous study, it ultimately helped propel the decision to make Israel my permanent home.
Dr. Talia Perlshtein, Head of the Dance and Movement Track at Orot Israel College, shares her thoughts and feelings about the multi-faceted challenges of teaching dance classes online and the amazing change that took place in the dance studio at Orot Israel College.
Overcoming the academic challenges of COVID-19 by providing a wonderful opportunity for lecturers from different fields at Orot's two campuses to learn what is being done in other research fields at the College.
Eyal Ram, Deputy Director of the Israeli Ministry of Education, expressed his great appreciation for this unique program and promised to convey his very positive impression of this important program to the Ministry of Education.
A survey was conducted by the Student Association through the Maagar Mochot Institute, Israel's leading research institute, which examined the satisfaction of students in academic institutions in Israel,
I still look back on my year at Orot as one of the best, most enriching experiences of my life. Being surrounded by such quality people made the biggest difference in my transition from high school kid to adult.
The primary objective of the program is to train teachers in a unique Torah atmosphere and in the spirit of National Religious Education, with the aim to enable the students, most of whom are already teachers in practice, to enrich their domains of education and research.
Through Orot Israel College's library website, one can access databases that contain articles and books in their full text, and the library staff is available to help every student or lecturer use these databases.
Orot Israel College's One Year Program for students from abroad inculcated student's with the philosophy of Rav Kook and gave them the opportunity to discover Israel and fall in love with the people and country.
Rabbanit Dr. Nomi Shachor from Orot Israel College was invited as Scholar in Residence for Shabbat on November 22-23, 2019 to Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue in London, England, where she gave shiurim to hundreds of congregants.
Orot Israel College in Elkana launched this year's activities at the Orot Family Center that was established two years ago. The Family Center trains consultants for marital relations as well as parental and bridal consultants, with the aim to train young women for work in the field with professional certification.
With a quarter of its residential students’ husbands in the army, Orot felt the need to initiate a unique workshop in the Jewish Family Education Center to help women who are married to professional soldiers cope with the difficulties of a military family.
Studying for a “Promotion of Youth” major at Orot Israel College prepares students for Therapeutic- Educational work with youth at risk and earns our graduates a Therapeutic-Education Worker’s Certificate.
The Orot Israel College administration ran an accessibility workshop for its administrative staff with the aim of teaching acceptance for everyone; with all of their inherent disadvantages, spiritual suffering, physical imperfections and disabilities.
Orot Israel College recently hosted the second National Convention on Jewish Oral Law at its Elkana campus for women and Rechovot campus for men. The conferences, initiated by Professor Yuval Sinai, President of Orot Israel College, were open for free to the general public.