Welcome to OTS Amiel BaKehila

Empowering Jewish communities around the world

Over the last seventy years, Israel has grown and developed to become the center of the Jewish world. Today, Israel recognizes its responsibility to the global Jewish community, to ensure and strengthen Jewish identity around the world.

In this spirit, Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs created a unique educational and cultural program for small and medium-sized Jewish communities around the world.

OTS Amiel BaKehila was created to realize this vision.

Over our first year, OTS Amiel BaKehila sent delegations of Jewish educators, expert lecturers on Israel,  and Jewish artists of all kinds,to 25 communities in Europe, North America and Latin America.

In the coming year, we will expand our activities to reach over 65 communities in Latin America, North America and Europe. 

* OTS Amiel BaKehila is part of the Strauss-Amiel-Baran Amiel Institute, which trains Rabbis and Jewish educators to work in Jewish communities around the world.