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Mordechai Bar Or

Mordechai (Moti) Bar Or is the Founder and Director of Kolot, a pluralistic Beit Midrash in Jerusalem dedicated to engaging participants from a broad spectrum of Israel society in establishing strong links between Jewish text, the headlines of the day and a far-reaching vision for the Jewish people. Born in the US, Moti studied at the Alon-Shevut Hesder Yeshiva for seven years, He co-founded and directed Elul ( one of the first pluralistic Jewish learning environments in Israel) before founding Kolot in 1997. He is the father of four children and a force in the professional, personal and communal lives of more than 1800 Kolot graduates, including many of today’s up and coming young leaders, social activists, public sector, medical, media, military, and business powerbrokers.