Keeping you connected to Torah and to each other while we grapple with the Coronavirus and its impacts together
Please continue to check this page for updates.
OU Israel Center
While the OU Israel Center is physically closed for programming, we are working around the clock to ensure you will have remote access to as many regular Shiurim as possible.
Please stay tuned for updates which will be posted via e-newsletter, whatsapp and Facebook.
Online Shiurim can be accessed at ouisrael.org/video-library.
Don’t worry, your beloved Torah Tidbits is continuing virtually. Sign-up at torahtidbits.com to receive your virtual copy straight to your inbox.
NCSY Israel is at the forefront of digital informal education. NCSY Israel programming is continuing at the same rate as usual, but think virtual. Monday, March 16 featured the first ever “Virtual Latte & Learning” based on NCSY’s global model of Torah learning at a café.
Visit israel.ncsy.org for a full list of virtual educational and social programming and contests.
Yachad Israel vocational and social programming is now being offered to Yachad members virtually. For more information or to get involved, please email Talia Kirshner, Yachad Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OU-JLIC at IDC Herzliya
From virtual Shiurim, to Chesed for those in quarantine, to comedy relief night, OU-JLIC at IDC has something for everyone on campus. Check out their Facebook page for updates facebook.com/BeitMizrachiIDC.
OU Israel Youth Centers (The Jack E. Gindi Oraita Program & Makom Balev)
While physical programming in the Youth Clubs has ceased, the advisors and staff are in regular contact with their participants, and the groups are in touch virtually during their usual times throughout the week. The staff of our 23 Youth Centers throughout Israel are in constant contact sharing ideas and planning together to ensure that each and every participant still feels connected to his/her OU mentors. You can follow them at facebook.com/ouyouthcenters.
The Pearl & Harold Jacobs Zula Outreach Center
The Zula is a safe-haven for thousands of at-risk youth. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we continue our work with them. Many call the Zula their home, and is it imperative that they still feel that they have a home. Zula staff and therapists are busy calling Zula youth around the clock, checking in on them, providing a listening ear and helping however they can. Whatsapp is proving to be a particularly effective tool, with Divrei Chizuk and spiritual music being shared by all.