Mentors Mission

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Mentors Mission to Israel : December 29, 2015-January 3, 2016

In its 40 year history, Ohr Somayach has brought thousands of young Jews to a life of Torah u' Mitzvohs. It's Jewish Learning Exchange (JLE) program brings college-age men to the Yeshiva in Yerushalayim for two to six weeks. The JLE program combines intensive touring and interaction with madrichim and tutors. The unique blend of high level shiurim in Torah and hashkafa are given by some of the most exciting and knowledgeable talmudei chachamim.

Ohr Somayach has always done a fantastic job introducing the JLE participants to the beauty of the Torah lifestyle during their stay. Since the mentors have joined the program, this process has achieved new levels. The interaction of the JLE students with knowledgeable, caring, successful people who have the sensitivity and empathy needed to serve as role models and effective mentors, helps integrate these Jewishly evolving students into the larger frum world.

We invite you, or you and your wife, to join us in Eretz Yisrael for an unforgettable trip.

Help inspire and be inspired by these young men - both in Yerushalayim and when they return to their studies in North America.


Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
And learn yourself why so many mentors come back again.

June 29-July 4 Trip Itinerary

(subject to change)

6:00pm-Meet and Greet Former JLE/Mentors Mission students at OS
7:30pm-Opening Dinner at Ammunition Hill
10pm-Bus to Kever Rochel

9:30am-Depart Hotel
12:15pm-Gamla Followed by Lunch
2:45pm-Golan Heights Winery
4:30pm-Kayaking at Park HaYarden
6:30pm-Dinner and Learning Session #1 at Kinar Hotel
8:30pm-Chamei Teveriah
10:30pm-Return to Yerushalayim

11:00am-Learning Session #2 at OS
12:30pm-Mentors take Students to Geulah for Lunch
1:30pm-Mentors Visit to Gedolim in Yerushalayim

Friday Night
6:45pm-Mincha and Kabbolas Shabbos at the Kosel (Sunset 7:48pm)
9:00pm-Seudas Shabbos- Tent at OS

Shabbos Day
8:15am-Shachris at OS
11:05am-Learning Session #3
12:30pm-Lunch in Tent at OS
2:45pm-Dessert & Q&A w/Rav Yitzchak Breitowitz
3:45pm- TBA
6:45pm-Mincha and Shalosh Seudos w/Rav Dovid Gottlieb followed by Maariv and Havdalah-Tent at OS

Motzei Shabbos
9:45pm-Pizza, Beer & Kumzitz in the Old City

8:45am-Breakfast w/Rosh Hayeshiva Rav Nota Schiller at OS
9:45am -Learning Session #4 at OS
11:45am-Tour of Belz/Nachal Og
4:00pm- ATV in the Judean Desert
7:00pm-Gala Ground Breaking Event for New Bais Medrash building at OS

9:45am- Depart Hotel
10:30am- Gush Etzion Sound & Light Show & Bunker tour
11:45am- Learning Session #5 in Gush Etzion
1:45pm-Lunch at Gush Etzion Winery
3:30pm-Caliber 3 Krav Maga Self Defense Training
6:00pm- Farewell Dinner at Gavna Restaurant
9:00pm-Bus To The Airport

Click below for highlights of last winter's Mentors Mission


For more info. or to reserve a spot as a mentor, please contact

908-216-4470 or 


"The Mentors Mission has appeciably elevated my own Jewishness. It has focused me on fundamentals of Judaism that I was not meaningfully aware of. It brought Judaism much more into my daily life. I think, feel, and perform mitzvahs with a higher leverl of awareness as to waht I am doing."

  • Zecharia Fruchthandler

"The Mentors Mission provides me the opportunity to meet dedicated mentors from all of North America and create lasting friendships. Spending time with the students and seeing their desire to grow in their religious observance is truly inspiring. I have gone on four missions and each one is unique and special."

  • George Karasick
An invitation to inspiration.

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