Every weekly Torah portion has lots to offer. Learn about the parshah of the week with The Little Midrash Says series. It’s easy-to-read with interesting commentaries and lots of pictures that describe the text. If you want to get a good background on the parshah, this book is perfect for you. Every weekly Torah portion has lots to offer, and there are many other books as well for all ages and stages. Go for it with TorahMates!
Friends and family are important, especially when you’re a teen! Positive Word Power for Teens teaches you how to keep and improve these relationships with practical stories and strategies perfect for your age. It’s all in the power of the words that you speak.
Do you want to learn how to read Hebrew? Do you know how to read but need some practice? Your TorahMate can help! Become a pro at reading Hebrew with weekly TorahMate learning sessions.
Study Mishna or Talmud for an in-depth learning experience. This high level learning will reveal many layers of the Talmud as you discuss and expound on the text of our sages. With your TorahMate, you’ll have an easy and enjoyable experience learning this esoteric and intricate subject.
The Artscroll children’s siddur is the perfect prayer book for those who are new at Jewish prayers. The large print book includes instructions and translations for the daily prayers, with lots of pictures and explanations. Learn more about prayer with your TorahMate!
Imagine being truly happy. No worries or problems, only positive thoughts. The secret? Emunah, or faith. Living Emunah for Teens is adapted off Rabbi David Ashear’s bestselling Living Emunah. These true stories are a guide to teach you how to bring these lessons into your daily life. Because emunah is for everyone!
Who knew that the words of our Sages could be so relevant even in this day and age? The book “Stories about our Sages” includes exciting lessons with colorful clay figures that bring the Talmud to life. Whether it’s this book or a different book about our sages, this topic is sure to make an interesting discussion.
Modesty is a mitzvah special to Jewish women and girls. It’s a challenge to dress with modesty especially in this society, and we know it! Outside Inside by Gila Manolson is a down to earth and great book to start with. Learn what modesty is and isn’t, and how to dress modestly, while still looking good.
Learn about the beauty of Shabbos, the gift we enjoy every week. There’s lots to know about how and why Shabbos is special, and learning about it with your TorahMate adds meaning to the day. You can also learn about the Jewish holidays that take place throughout the year, such as Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, Sukkos, Chanukah, Purim, Passover, or Shavuos.
The Artscroll Children’s Pirkei Avos teaches moral lessons from the Mishna on how to lead an honorable life. These lessons include anything from being happy with what you have to making good friends. In this gorgeously illustrated book, you’ll learn ethical lessons on a level that’s perfect for you.
If you’re unfamiliar with the topic, Judaic studies can be challenging. With TorahMates, you’ll learn one-on-one with an older friend who will teach you at your own pace. You can do homework with your TorahMate or review what you’ve learned at school. There’s no need to be frustrated with unfamiliar studies; Jewish homework is enjoyable when it’s done with a TorahMate!
Do you have another topic you’d love to learn about? There are lots of interesting books that cater to kids and teens, and your partner can help you pick if you need help. As a TorahMate, you can learn any topic on Judaism that interests you!
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Together with your study partner, you’ll learn a Jewish topic that interests you.
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Rabbi Chaim Reichman, TorahMates Director, has been involved in the program since he began studying with his first (of many!) TorahMates almost three decades ago. Rabbi Reichman is also learning director at TheZone Boys Division and is involved in many of Oorah’s year round events. Rabbi Reichman holds a master’s degree in Talmudic Law from Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and eight children.
A Los Angeles native who loves the sun, Chaya recently made a daring move (pun intended) to the East Coast. She enjoys traveling, meeting new people, and connecting with others. Chaya is talkative and friendly, a great communicator, and passionate about pizza, all of which helps her in her role as a Junior TorahMates Coordinator and School Liaison. (Well, maybe not the pizza part.)