The Jack E. Gindi Oraita Program serves as a supportive environment for at-risk teens primarily in low socioeconomic communities. At-risk young adults are often forced to deal with a variety of personal, familial, and social problems. The majority of at-risk adolescents lack a significant role model and require assistance in a myriad of fields. The Oraita program reaches youth who are exposed to street culture and provides them with a safe place and stepping stone towards independent living. We strive to help them construct a positive self-identity, and help them create and improve various life skills.
The Oraita Club offers a balance of fun and values, games and growth. Whether in a discussion group or around the billiards table, kids form close relationships with counselors who are mentors and role models, and friendships that will last a lifetime. We take great pride that 96% of our OU Israel Youth Centers graduating seniors enrolled in Pre-IDF Mechinot, Yeshivot, Sheirut Leumi or the IDF.