A home for thousands of children in Israel
Migdal Ohr, a country wide network of educational institutions, is the jewel in the crown of Israel Prize winner, Rabbi Yitzhak Dovid Grossman’s life work. The first school was established in 1972 with just 18 pupils. Today, thousands of children are cared for and study at day care centers, kindergartens, grade schools and junior high and high schools. The guiding principal behind the work of Migdal Ohr is that with care, love and an equal opportunity for all, it is possible to get the best out of children and youth.
Migdal Ohr Educational Campus
The educational campus of Migdal Ohr institutions is in Migdal HaEmek in a 45 acre area of which 130,000 SqM. are buildings filled with life and a wide range of educational activities. It provides a learning and educational framework for thousands of children and youth of all ages form the city and the surrounding area. So successful was the work of Migdal Ohr that, over the years, it expanded out from the borders of Migdal HaEemk and today is a nationwide educational framework.
Migdal HaEmek | First Years
At the start of the 1970’s, a period when the majority of Migdal HaEmek residents were coping with a harsh life filled with hardships, Rabbi Grossman initiated and established an educational project that had, as its central foundation, the basic belief that, by caring and loving and providing an equal opportunity to all, it was possible the get the best out of the children and youth.In 1972 the first educational framework was established with just 18 pupils between the ages of 11 – 12 that Rabbi Grossman gathered from needy families in Migdal HaEmek.
Over the years this single educational institution grew into an educational campus that teaches and educates thousands of students, some from needy families, orphans, and others from families of new immigrants recently arrived in Israel. All benefit from the educational campuses as well as from a warm and caring environment in the boarding school.
Migdal Ohr Educational Campus
Amongst the 800 tutors, mentors, teachers and employees at the campus, some 80% are graduates of Migdal Ohr. Of the other graduates many hold central and key positions in a range of areas spanning the country: rabbis, officers in the IDF, school principals and teachers both in Israel and abroad, doctors, nurses, and key industrial figures.
Day Care and Kindergarten Centers
A warm and caring environment for thousands of toddlers. Teams of committed, professional and trained kindergarten teachers care for them with dedication and lots of love. The toddlers enjoy an educational framework which provides them with valuable life skills which allow each toddler to realize their full potential.
The work of Migdal Ohr’s network of kindergartens is based on the belief that education and the instilling of values at an early age is the foundation for Israel’s next generation. Children at our kindergartens enjoy educational programs and games that provide them with much care, love and individual attention.
Elementary schools that provide their students with a framework of academic and vocational studies in the form of day and boarding schools. The school’s students enjoy education for Jewish and national values, enrichment in music, computers, carpentry and other trends.
High schools provide a high level of moral, Jewish and secular education. The students receive a supportive educational framework and many activities such as music, yoga, art, gymnastics, drama and more.
The school was established to provide an educational framework for new immigrants in order to help them integrate into Israeli society. Teaching standards are high and extracurricular activities as well as a huge investment in the sciences and arts, have made the school a success and earned it its well-deserved reputation.
Cooking up a Future
A unique project that trains students in culinary and hospitality professions. For many at-risk young men and women, participation in the project is a springboard for army service and their later integration into the job market where they are able to integrate in restaurants and hotels.
A musical education program that teaches pupils a wide range of wind instruments as a means of instilling in them values such as respect for others, team work, responsibility, cooperation, tolerance and increased self-confidence.
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