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 discuss it and debate it. To go back and forth with someone who perhaps thinks differently. Together. It’s that friction that ignites something deep inside. So when you really engage in this amazing style of learning, something happens to you. You grow.

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 ROUTES LA

Jewish Routes (JR) is built with a deep conviction that the Torah and Jewish values are as relevant today as they ever were. Every Jewish individual has an intrinsic birthright to experience the beauty of Judaism.

JR encourages people to explore Judaism in a way that enhances their lives. To that end there is a heavy focus on family and career in addition to spiritual growth and character development

Share your Shteig

SESSION DATES

sESSION 1 SEPT 15 | SESSION 2 SEPT 22 | SESSION 3 SEPT 29

FAQs
Is there a cost?

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!

Is this a long-term commitment?

Part of the power of the program is the ability to foster meaningful relationships over an extended period of time. While you should plan to commit to at least a 3-week session of one hour each, you can choose to stop participating at any time.  Please just let us know in advance if your schedule has changed and you are no longer able to participate so that your mentor is not left hanging.

What kind of Jewish background do I need to join the program?

This program is accessible to Jewish with limited or even no Jewish background. We will match you with a knowledgeable mentor so you can discuss and learn the topics that you’re most passionate about.

Do I need to prepare anything ahead of time?

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.

Who will I be matched with?

We will try to connect you with the best possible partner(s).  Like any matching process, you can always switch partners if it is not a suitable match. 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.

Contact us: Avital@jewishroutes.org

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