Try this amazing style of learning where you will be matched with a mentor to grapple, grasp and grow so you can live life fully charged!

 

 

**This program is for Jewish students and young professionals ages 18-35 

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.

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 AMAZING TOPICS TO LEARN ABOUT

Finding the one

The biggest decision we’ll ever make is who to spend our lives with. Explore the spiritual, emotional and physical dimensions of love, lust, romance, dating and marriage through a Jewish lens.

Faith in darkness

If G-d is so good, why is the world so bad? When suffering or tragedy happens, there are no easy answers, but there are always choices. Together we’ll workshop some of life’s toughest questions with depth, empathy and Jewish insight.

moral dilemmas

Business is business. Or is it? Torah is not something stuck in synagogue, or in ancient Talmudic arguments with nothing to say about the real world. How to decide who should live or die? Where do we get the right to kill animals? Join this exciting adventure through some mind-boggling medical, business and ethical scenarios where the stakes are high and the waters are muddy.

Anatomy of the soul

Who are we really? Animal or angel; body or soul; ego or spirit, horse or rider? Life is G-d’s gift to us, what we make of ourselves is our gift to Him. Let’s explore how we can develop and express our higher selves in love, friendship, anger and conflict.

Deeper connection to jewish holidays

Demystifying the rhythm of the Jewish calendar by understanding the meanings and practices of the Jewish Holidays.

why our students love shteig

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 4-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.

HOW DO I QUALIFY TO JOIN?

This program is for 18-35 year old college-aged students and young professionals.