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Something happens when we shteig. We don’t just learn, we rise.
Like a lot of Yiddish words, shteig doesn’t quite have a translation. It means to rise through learning, like you’ve never experienced before.
To shteig is to grapple with and challenge what you’re learning with a partner. To really listen to someone who perhaps thinks differently. To discuss it and debate it. Together. It’s that interaction that ignites something deep inside. So when you really engage in this amazing style of learning, something happens to you. You grow. Together.
When you partner up, you power up.
This is how it works
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF
WE WILL PARTNER YOU UP WITH A MENTOR
JOIN YOUR WEEKLY SESSION TO TALK, LISTEN, ASK, AND ARGUE
WELCOME TO JET
JET- Jewish Education Team is a dynamic organization for Jewish college students and young professionals in Illinois. Through relevant, useful and fun programs, trips and events, JET is educating the young adults of our Jewish community about their Jewish heritage.
Share your Shteig
3 WEEK SESSION DATES
TUESDAYS AT 7:00 PM CST
The program is completely FREE. Thanks to the generosity of Olami benefactors coupled with the hundreds of mentors who are volunteering their time, this is really a once-in a-lifetime opportunity!
Part of the power of the program is the ability to foster meaningful relationships over an extended period of time. You should plan on committing to the initial 4-week session of one hour each. You can choose to stop participating at any time. That said, these mentors are very busy & successful people who are donating their time. Please let us know in advance if you are unable to make a session.
NONE. This program is accessible to those YP’s with limited or even no Jewish background. We will match you with a knowledgeable mentor with whom you can discuss and learn the topic.
There is no need to prepare anything ahead of time. We provide source materials for each week, along with a coherent translation of all Hebrew texts.
We will try to connect you with the best possible mentor who is a successful member of the Jewish community. Like any matching process, you can switch partners if it is not a suitable match. We will work closely with you but need your communication to make it a success! With over 1,000 students already engaged in this Olami program globally, the vast majority of students are very happy with their mentors and vice versa.
All you need is a computer or phone with a camera to run the Zoom app and a desire to “partner up” with a mentor to “power up”. Olami “Shteig” enables you to interact, learn, get-to-know, and connect with a Jewish mentor to learn more about Judaism, life, and yourself!
The initial launch is a 4-week program with the hope that the relationship continues. Tuesdays, September 15, 22, 29 & October 6.
While mentors should plan to commit to the initial 4 sessions of 1 hour each for 4 weeks, they can choose to stop participating at any time. Please just let us know in advance if you are no longer able to mentor so that we can find a suitable replacement.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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