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In the heart of Jerusalem, the OU’s Seymour J. Abrams Jerusalem World Center, know as the OU Israel Center provides a friendly environment, spiritual inspiration, and a familiar social framework for English speakers of all ages.

OU Israel is the local branch of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.

OU Israel teaches responsibility and empowers 35,000 adolescents in Israel. Its programs — shiurim, tiyulim, Torah Tidbits and special events — connect and inspire an estimated 60,000 people of all ages annually.

OU Israel is focused on a variety of communities which are part of the Israeli mosaic.


The Avrom Silver Jerusalem College for Adults

Our flagship program offers 70-80 lectures, workshops, and tiyulim (trips) weekly for English speakers of all ages and at all levels.

Every month there are also world renowned guest lecturers and special events on topics of interest to the Jewish world.

L’Ayla Women’s Initiative  

L’Ayla is dedicated to providing educational and social opportunities for Jewish women so that they can grow and reach new heights together.

OU Israel Travel Desk 

The OU Israel provides the best way to see the Land of Israel with a variety of tiyulim and hotel retreats. Hiking, archeology, culture, history are just the beginning.

Makom Balev Youth Group

Makom Balev runs 11 youth centers in development towns around the country. The idea is to inspire youth in Israel’s periphery to become the next generation of young leaders.

The Zula 

A zula is a place to hang out. It’s also a state of mind. It’s comfortable.

OU Israel’s Pearl and Harold Jacobs Zula Outreach Center provides a supportive environment for religious teens who may not have a clear path in life.

The Oraita 

Each of the Jack E. Gindi Oraita Clubs in Israel have two unique features: a pool table and a study hall. There are 11 Oraita clubs from north to south.

Mashiv HaRuach 

OU Israel works with the IDF Education Corps and the IDF Rabbinate to create an intensive experience-based program that inspires soldiers with a knowledge of Israel’s history and Biblical heritage.

Torah Tidbits

OU Israel publishes Torah Tidbits, the largest weekly English-language Torah publication in Israel. It reaches an estimated 30,000 readers in almost every English speaking community in Israel.

Camp Dror

Every summer more than 150 boys and girls enjoy the Camp Dror experience. The camp’s goals include developing a strong connection to Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael.

Taglit: OU Israel Free Spirit

If you’re 18-26 and have never been to Israel, why not join the more than 300,000 Jewish young adults from around the world have come to Israel as part of the Taglit-Birthright Israel initiative.

This programs are assisted by grants from the Jewish Agency For Israel
Jewish Agency For Israel