National Impact

Migdal Ohr assists individuals from across the religious and socio-economic spectrums, with directed programming for people of all ages. In addition to providing a stable educational framework for more than 3,000 orphaned and impoverished youth annually, the institution offers a vast array of extracurricular recreational programs and vital social services to thousands of needy families and their children throughout Israel. Here are some facts and highlights:

16 schools on three campuses throughout the country serve over 12,000 students at any given time

Prisoner rehabilitation programs in Israel’s prisons. Rabbi Grossman stands out as one of the key success factors in rehabilitating Israeli prisoners with the opportunity to learn Torah, Judaism and a trade in preparation for their release but most importantly gives them hope for a brighter future. The recidivism rate among the “graduates” of Migdal Ohr’s rehabilitation activities stands at about 10%, a sharp contrast to the 90% in the general prison population

800 staff, 80% of whom are alumni of Migdal Ohr programs, and being graduates of Migdal Ohr

Sulamot – a unique program in partnership with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mayumana Dance Group

Ohr Yisraeli Youth Clubs, 160 Youth Clubs with over 7,000 at-risk youth participating each week

Zoharim Agricultural-Educational Youth Village for high school dropouts

Distribution of 25,000 food packages to needy families for the Passover & Rosh Hashanah

Migdal Ohr’s main campus contains four day care centres, five kindergartens, three primary, eight secondary schools, trade schools, modern dormitories, indoor sports facilities, and a medical centre

Occupational Training Center offering young adult education courses responsive to the requirements of government and industry. Courses fall into three categories: Occupational Diploma Courses, Education extension courses, after-school enrichment programs

80% of graduates, previously at-risk youth, who pursue higher education

Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Program in partnership with the IDF

Summer camps and activities throughout the country

Gan Yavne Academic College for Ultra-Orthodox men

The Migdal Ohr Bridal Fund, which provides alumni couples with the basic necessities for their weddings, including: a wedding dress for the bride, a venue, catering and entertainment for the guests and a modest sum of money for the couple to begin their new lives together

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Migdal Ohr

Migdal Ohr is a network of schools that has been providing an educational framework for thousands of at-risk children, from infancy until adulthood, for over 40 years. Migdal Ohr institutions teach, every day, thousands of children from across the spectrum of Israel’s population in dozens of day-care centers, kindergartens, grade schools, junior high and high schools, religious seminaries for girls and for boys (separate) and vocational and academic schools.

The children of Migdal Ohr benefit from individual attention and education for values which provides them a firm foundation for a new life of creativity and contribution to society and the state.

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Zoharim Youth Village

The Zoharim Educational Therapy Youth Village was established to accept youth from the ultra-orthodox community, between the ages of 14 – 18, who are unable to find their place in regular ultra-orthodox educational frameworks. Students at the Zoharim Youth Village learn practical professions such as carpentry, agriculture, therapeutic horseback riding and also benefit from an education fostering values and a rich curriculum adapted to their needs and background.

The village’s caring and nurturing staff prepare the youth for their matriculation examinations, military service and to build their future lives whilst choosing a life style that is suitable for them – ideological, spiritual and professional.

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The Ultra-Orthodox Campus for Excellence

An academic campus and employment placement center for the ultra-orthodox community.

The campus, covering some nine acres, is located in a green, quiet and pastoral environment in the heart of the town of Gan Yavne. It offers varied educational frameworks, all of first class academic and religious standards.  The campus’s unique educational programs provide young men and women from the ultra-orthodox community an equal opportunity to earn an prestigious academic degree as a step towards integration into the work market.

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Ohr Israeli

Israeli youth movement which imparts Jewish values and traditions to youth across the country. Today the movement has 120 branches with activities encompassing more than 8,000 young people. The movement’s guiding principal and the basis of its activities with young boys and girls is: “Proper behavior precedes the Torah”. Or, in other words, learning and putting into practice the basic values of Judaism by which every person, whatever their position, should behave.

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Chag Saveah

Chag Saveah for the Children is a national campaign to distribute food packages to the needy which is held every year on Rosh Hashanah and Passover. It started in 2003 when food packages were distributed to approximately 500 families. With time it has expanded to tens of thousands of food packages which reach needy families. The operation is jointly led by thousands of pupils from the Migdal Ohr, Israeli soldiers from the Paratrooper unit, leading companies and thousands more volunteers.

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Bridal Salon

Fully equipped and accessorized brides’ beauty salon designated for the female graduates of Migdal Ohr. It provides the bride with all the required services for the most special day of her life: a bride’s dress, make-up, hair stylists, and more. The services are given by professionals who volunteer, and by graduates of Migdal Ohr in an enchanting and pampering atmosphere.

Our Projects

We have many different projects helping children from all types of backgrounds, ensuring they all have a chance for a brighter future

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