ATID, the Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions, is a Jerusalem-based training fellowship for young Orthodox educators and future educational lay leadership. In addition, ATID frequently sponsors programs and seminars for the broad community of Jewish educators.
The ATID web-site contains reports of issues covered in the program–current focus on teaching Talmud and moral education–as well as many other resources for Jewish educators. On-line application available for fellowship.
The Kollel Torah MiTzion program proposes to establish centers for the study of Torah and to promulgate the connection between Torah and Israel. Young men and women who have graduated from Israeli yeshivot assist the local leadership to strengthen Judaism in their communities.
Retorno is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young Jews throughout the world tackle their addiction problems. Retorno, Spanish for “Return,” was founded by Rabbi Eitan Eckstein in Mexico’s Jewish community in 1989. Today its central branch is located in Israel, with additional branches in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Venezuela.
In the last four years alone, Retorno’s Israel branch has assisted more than 140 teens and adults from Israel, North America, Latin America and Europe. It has an 80 percent success rate, with many of its participants successfully reintegrating into the Jewish community.
Retorno is recognized by the Israel Ministry of Labor and Welfare, which is the authorized governing body in Israel for drug treatment of both adults and youths. It is also recognized by the Israeli Anti-Drug Authority (ADA).
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