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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.
Tuesday Evening July 2
Opening Dinner - Meet the Students at the Kosel
Followed by Opening Dinner at the Begin Center
Wednesday July 3
'Insights into Kiruv and Mentoring' by senior Ohr Somayach lecturer
Learning Session w/ students
Eretz Bereishis Experience (Dinner and Activities)
Thursday July 4
Learning Session #2 w/students
Dead Sea/Nachal Arugot
Dead Sea Pools/Sauna at Le Meridien Hotel
Friday July 5
Learning Session #3 w/students
Mentors take Students for Shopping/Lunch in Geulah
Kaballos Shabbos and Maariv at the Kosel
Friday Night Seudah at the Cardo in the Old City
Tisch tour in Meah Shearim
Shabbos July 6
Learning Session #4 w/students
Inspiring Programming throughout Shabbos
Shabbos Day Meals at Zhvill Hall
Kosel Tunnel Tours
Sunday July 7
Learning Session #5 w/students
Blind and Deaf Museum
Farewell Banquet at Barkan Winery
"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."
"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."