HELP YOUNG JEWS PLUG INTO THE SOURCE
As you well know, the Torah has the power to uplift and transform our lives, but not when it’s sitting on a bookshelf, rolled up in a scroll, or being lectured to a passive audience. It’s power is unleashed through shteiging. Shteiging over Torah, discussing, challenging, arguing, debating, is how we grow. Share that power.
Olami Shteig is a new learning platform that introduces Torah learning to Jewish students and young professionals around the world, allowing them to sign up for a short course, meet other people, be mentored by someone living an inspired Torah life and get shteiging.
become a mentor 2021
As a mentor, you’ll have the rewarding opportunity to positively influence and impact young people through volunteering an hour of your time to shteig with a student on a weekly basis. All materials will be provided and the session is facilitated.
Tell us more about yourself so we can start matching you with a student.
The program entails partnering college-aged and young professional students, with mentors enabling both to have the and part of the power of the program is the ability to foster meaningful relationships over an extended period of time.
This is usually a 3-week program with the hope that the relationship continues.
While mentors should plan to commit to at least a 3-week session of one hour each, they 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 mentor so that we can find a suitable replacement for your student(s).
The goal of Shteig learning sessions in general is to expose your partner(s) to Torah learning that is relevant, interesting, and easy to connect to.
There are many great learning platforms, and some of our mentors volunteer their time to more than one. The Olami Shteig platform offers three unique aspects:
- Our program is exclusively on Zoom enabling a “virtual” relationship whereby you can see and interact on a weekly basis with your student from anywhere.
- Our learning format creates a “Virtual Beis Medrash.” Students and mentors alike will start in one large zoom room, where a dynamic emcee will provide a short introduction to the topic of the night. Matched students and mentors will be moved to Zoom breakout rooms, where each mentor will learn together with their partner student(s) for about 30-40 minutes before we bring back all learning partners back to the main Zoom room where the emcee will provide a short wrap-up of the session. The program will last about one hour.
- In addition to the option of learning 1-on-1 with students, mentors might also have the opportunity to lead small discussion groups of 3-5 students.
- Olami will provide well-researched materials from a team of educators.
We will try to connect you with the best possible partner(s), which will be a college-aged student or young professional coming from a variety of Jewish backgrounds, but mostly secular. 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.
There is no need to prepare anything ahead of time. We provide source materials for each week that can be easily understood, along with a coherent translation of all Hebrew texts as well as a mentor guide with added explanations and thought-provoking questions.
For more info
Please contact us at shteig@Olami.org