Rabbi Yitchak Dovid Grossman
A father to thousands of children in Israel
The President of Migdal Ohr Institutions and the head of Rabbi Grossman Enterprises, Rabbi Grossman’s special character and his deep-rooted love of Israel and the Jewish people implanted in him the desire to devote himself to bringing people closer together and to educate youth at-risk. The Rabbi makes significant and important contributions towards unifying the Jewish people and devotes much time and energy in the fields of education, welfare and social issues.
Milestones in the life and works of Rabbi Grossman
Initiates Chag Saveah for the Children in which food parcels are distributed for needy families throughout the country in Passover & Rosh Hashana
Opens an educational therapy youth village, Zoharim, that offers young people a warm and accepting home and a new direction in life.
The Migdal Ohr school opens its doors in Migdal HaEmek with its first 18 students and quickly grows into a nationwide educational network.
Was awarded the Israel Prize for his life’s work – his special contribution to the country and society.
Awards & Prizes
Israel Prize for Life’s Work
“Through his life’s work, Rabbi Yitzhak Dovid Grossman is an example and symbol to all of the power inherent in consistent and intensive work in the field of education and a true dedication to one’s fellow man and the people of Israel without boundaries or borders.”
(Judges panel: Judge Sarah Parish (retired), Mr. Avner Shalev (Chairman), Proff. Yosef Tamir ,2004)
Presidential Medal of Honor
“Rabbi Grossman – you are a lighthouse carrying the light of hope to hundreds of thousands of needy and distressed children. The Migdal Ohr framework which you founded is, in many cases, the last hope for many young people to realize their potential”
(Mr. Shimon Peres, President of Israel, 2014)