Oorah's TorahMates is a free Jewish study program partnering thousands of Torah study partners globally. At TorahMates, our goal is to allow every Jewish individual to have the opportunity to learn more about their heritage. Dedicated coordinators match men and women wishing to learn more about their heritage and about Jewish customs with knowledgeable and friendly volunteer teachers. TorahMates study the Torah topic of their choice, usually over the phone for a half hour a week. Many TorahMates become close friends as they grow together every week. Annual retreats bring the TorahMates community together for a weekend of growth and bonding.
Junior TorahMates, part of the larger TorahMates program, sets up students with big brothers/sisters to help them with their homework and to learn other Jewish topics that interest them. Students and mentors log miles and earn awesome prizes too.
The TorahMates initiative began with a small group of volunteers. There was no official TorahMates program or systemized course. The concept was simple- join 2 Jews together, and let them learn.
The group of volunteers reached out from their base in Staten Island to families in NJ to spread their knowledge and share their wisdom.
Flyers with information were created, as well as a website for people to check out the program for themselves.
The organization expanded. Once independent partnerships, the learning partners connected and became a part of something greater than themselves.
The partnership program became an official division of Oorah, and was named TorahMates. The partners primarily learnt over the phone, choosing a topic in Judaism that interested them, from Talmud to Jewish customs and laws.
TorahMates became so big that an entire department at Oorah was created specifically for TorahMates coordinators and staff.
With the establishment of Junior TM, the youth were able to gain from the benefits that mentorship and Torah study offers.
TorahMates reached 100 partnerships.
TorahMates reached 500 partnerships.
TorahMates began to accumulate reward points for learning with their partners, which can then be redeemed for gifts.
TorahMates reached 1000 partnerships.
TorahMates retreats were initiated for TorahMates to meet their partners and bond in a relaxing atmosphere.
TorahMates program becomes bigger and better with the TorahMates app! TorahMates can now call their TorahMate, log their miles, and easily contact their TorahMates coordinators, all in one convenient app!
Junior TorahMates in launched online, giving students the opportunity to do homework and learn together with big brothers/sisters.
TorahMates is a large enterprise with over 6000 participants who benefit from studying a topic of their preference, while enjoying the warmth gained from a friendship with their TorahMates.
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