About Us

28 August 2014 / 2 Elul 5774

The Seymour J. Abrams Jerusalem World Center, headquarters of OU Israel, is a hub of Torah study, Jewish culture and spiritual growth. The center provides a warm, embracing environment, spiritual inspiration, and a familiar social framework for Anglo olim.

The center’s mission is to strengthen the Jew’s connection to his heritage, his land and his people. The center is committed to aliyah, and through the Torah and social programs listed below encourages olim and facilitates absorption.

Torah classes at the center aim to teach, inspire and uplift. A wide range of classes including Tanach, Halacha, Jewish philosophy and more are available for men and women. Committed to quality Jewish education, the center also hosts the Avrom Silver Jerusalem College for Adults, headed by Rabbi Sholom Gold.

Torah Tidbits
Torah Tidbits, the center’s weekly parsha publication spreads Israel Center Torah throughout the country each week. The Torah thoughts contained in the 50-page booklet enlighten, challenge, and stir spiritual introspection as they make their way to shuls throughout Israel on a weekly basis.

Trips and Tiyulim
Tiyulim at the Israel Center include a unique balance of Torah, love for the land of Israel, and leisure. The goal of each trip is to increase knowledge of the land and strengthen love of Eretz Yisrael.
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Cultural Events
Events and lectures at the Israel Center provide a social venue and generate moral support for English speaking Jews living in Israel. From lectures, to luncheons to book reviews, the center’s events offer olim a chance to connect with other olim, meet old and new friends and enrich their lives as olim.
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Mashiv HaRuach
The Seymour J. Abrams OU Israel Center’s Mashiv HaRuach outreach program instills Israeli soldiers with a greater pride in their Jewish heritage and the Land of Israel.
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The Oraita
The Jack Gindi Oraita Clubs reconnects Troubled Teens with Society.
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The Zula
The Pearl and Harold Jacobs Outreach Zula Center began with five kids and a guitar in the basement of the OU Israel Center. It has since evolved into a safe haven for hundreds of at - risk - youth in downtown Jerusalem.
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Makom Balev
Empowers Israeli youth through Jewish values
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Connecting unaffiliated North American Young Adults to their Jewish identity and to the land of israel

Camp Dror
Summer sleep-away camp for youngsters from Israel and abroad

Contact Israel Center

Israel Center
22 Rechov Keren Hayesod
P.O.B. 37015
Jerusalem 91370

Tel.: (02) 560-9100
Fax: (02) 566-0156
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