The words “Ohr Torah” literally mean “the Torah is light,” and refer to the enlightening beacon which radiates from a true combination of Torah values, Zionist ideals, and a dedication to tikkun olam – changing and improving our world.

Indeed, over the past three decades, OTS has emerged as this guiding light in every important Jewish societal change, charting new educational, legal and social paths to groundbreaking change in the realms of women’s rights within Judaism, relations between observant and secular Jews, and the role of the worldwide Jewish educator and community spiritual leader in ensuring Jewish unity and future continuity.