About Us

Ohr Moshe was originally established as a viable educational alternative for Anglo teenage boys who had not successfully integrated into the mainstream Israeli school system. It has additionally become the perfect destination for students who simply require a smaller class size to succeed. The average class size in regular Israeli schools is 25-40 students, which obviously does now allow for individual attention. Those who have severe problems have the benefit of specialized school programs with smaller classrooms, but those whose needs are mild fall somewhere in between. They have two options: either to be placed in a regular class which cannot meet their needs or to be placed in a remedial educational setting together with students who have far more severe problems which demand more of the teachers’ time and energy. In either case, their minds aren't being challenged and their needs aren't being met. Neither option is productive. As a result, many of them feel like misfits or failures. In truth, they have not failed; it is the system which has failed them. Ohr Moshe offers a holistic approach to education, ensuring students’ emotional, social and spiritual needs are being met while developing their scholastic and intellectual abilities. We assess each student’s strengths and weaknesses and our resource department develops specialized learning strategies to meet specific needs. They are treated like serious students with limitless possibilities. We recognize that every student is a world unto himself and that everyone has the potential to succeed; we just need to illuminate the path. By providing students with a warm environment, small classes, individual attention, and structured learning programs tailored to each student’s particular strengths, the students benefit from a positive learning experience which in turn boosts their self-esteem and feeling of success. At Ohr Moshe, failure is not an option. We have found that with our personalized and individual approach to education, mild difficulties can be addressed and overcome. Students that previously were labeled as failures are thriving and we schep nachas watching them grow in their studies, selfconfidence, maturity and yir’as shamayim. Ohr Moshe is changing lives for the better, one student at a time.