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.

January 2-8, 2017 Trip Itinerary

(all activities subject to change)

3:00pm-Check In To Grand Court Hotel
7:45pm- Opening Dinner Overlooking The Kosel w/Rav Dovid Kaplan
10:00pm-Kever Rochel

9:45am- Intro To Learning Material By Rav Yitzchok Breitowitz at OS
10:25am- Learning Session # 1 at OS
12:00pm-Lunch and Mincha at OS
1:00pm-Temple Mount Sifting Project
3:00pm-Segway Overlooking Yerushalayim (Talpiot)
5:00pm- Depart to Bnei Brak To Visit Gedolim (refreshments to be served)
9:00pm-Supper at Viznitz Zipori Hotel

9:00am-Breakfast w/Rosh Hayeshiva Rav Nota Schiller
9:55am- Depart to Mitzpe Yericho for Learning Session #2, Bunker Tour, Mincha & Lunch
2:00pm-Desert ATV’ing in Maaleh Adumim
4:00pm-Camel Riding
5:00pm-Drum Circle, Supper, Bonfire
Overnight At Dead Sea Area Hotel

7:45am-Shachris & Breakfast at Dead Sea Area Hotel
9:45am-Nachal Arugot
Learning session #3 and Mincha Atop Masada
Dead Sea
BBQ In The Dead Sea Area
8:00pm-Dead Sea Spa
Overnight at Dead Sea Area Hotel

8:00am-Shachris, Breakfast & Learning Session #4 At Dead Sea Hotel
11:15am-Depart To Yerushalayim

Friday Night
Mincha, Kabbalas Shabbos and Maariv At OS Or Kosel (Sunset 4:50)
Meal at Zvill Hall
Tisch w/Rav Dovid Gottlieb at Zvill & Meah Shearim Tisch Tour

8:30am-Davening at OS
10:45am-Kiddush at OS
11:15am-Learning Session #5 at OS
12:20pm-Meal at Zvill Hall
Dessert and Q & A w/Rav Yitzchok Breitowitz
4:00pm-Mincha, Seudah Shlishis and Maariv at Zvill Hall

Motzei Shabbos
8:45pm-Melava Malka w/Chaim Dovid

Sunday (Asarah B’Teves)
Mentors Visit To Har Hazeisim & TBD
5:15pm-Maariv followed by Farewell Banquet at Ricotta

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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Lakewood , NJ 08701
Tel: 908-216-4470

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