"All Jewish education in this country should be tuition-free, and we could triple the enrollment! There are many Jewish organizations out there, but the only organization in the U.S. that actually takes children and pays for their Jewish education is Oorah. We could use a thousand organizations like Oorah."
“Oorah is the most important organization in the U.S. They are the only ones that take on this commitment to Jewish education.”
"I have seen Oorah’s work first-hand. The dedication and follow-through from these wonderful klei kodesh are both impressive and inspirational."
"Oorah not only helps send children to Yeshiva but follows up with family and children, providing tutoring and making sure the child can succeed."
"We at TAB can testify that Oorah’s initiative to enroll public school students in yeshivos will effect generations to come."
"This summer, I was privileged to experience an amazing Shabbos at Oorah’s camp, BoyZone. I was so impressed to see the beautiful campus, elaborate facilities and exciting activities. Most importantly, the close connections developed between the counselors and campers were evident.
The boys are clearly enveloped in a cocoon of spirituality and unconditional love during their time at camp. Boys from an eclectic array of backgrounds united together in an environment which provided bountiful fun intertwined with Jewish discovery and spiritual growth. The Judaism the boys encountered was dynamic, exuberant and authentic.
When my time for departure arived, I myself was inspired by their accomplishments."
"We are grateful to Oorah for understanding Elite High Schools’ methods of kiruv. R’ Chaim Mintz Shlita defined this system to me “as the soft approach to kiruv”. There are insurmountable obstacles for a school to do Kiruv in a vaccum, whether it be summer camp, trips, parent Shabbatonim or financial aid. There is also a need for kiruv organizations to have schools such as ours. It is only through true achdus & understanding such as we have begun to experience with Oorah that we can accomplish our common goals of being Mekarev the Neshomas of Nidchei Yisroel to Torah & Yiddishkeit.
We applaud Oorah for all they achieve. It is our hope that ה”עב all our aspirations will come to fruition."
"We send our students to Israel to shine our precious diamonds.When the parents say no because they can’t handle the bill, Oorah has come through. They revive the excitement and the dream for students who think they can never afford this opportunity."
"It is so important to bring Jewish children closer to Yiddishkeit, but even more important is providing schooling for them, and that is what Oorah does."
“Oorah saves lives!
Without Oorah’s support many of Sinai’s students would never have attended yeshiva. Oorah’s continued assistance such as scholarships, educational materials, summer camp programs is a key to the success of our students. Oorah became a true partner to the parents and school in raising and educating these children. Sinai staff, families and the students would like to thank Oorah for all of their support and dedication to our students.”
“Oorah has been a tremendous source of help and inspiration to our school during the past few years. They have introduced to us and sponsored several students at our school. Additionally, they opened their camp to all of our students. The experience and warmth of Boyzone and Girlzone goes a step further than that which any day school can provide. May Hashem grant them the strength to continue in this rare form of Avodas Hakodesh.”
“Oorah is doing tremendous work taking children from public school and sponsoring their Jewish education. I have known Reb Chaim Mintz for 15 years. He does his work with tremendous mesiras nefesh and lishma and has influenced hundreds of families to come closer to Yiddishkeit.”
“Oorah is an organization that speaks kiruv, funds kiruv, and is actually doing kiruv. They are doing a tremendous service for Klal Yisroel. It’s a true Kiddush Hashem to watch all these Yiddishe Neshomos receive financial assistance to Yeshivas and scholarships to camps. We at Yeshiva Rtzahd are fortunate to benefit from this outstanding organization.”
“The work that Oorah does in the field of kiruv is legendary. It’s a special zechus for us to support Rabbi Chaim Mintz and to have a small hand in oorah’s activities.”
“How does one encapsulate and internalize the essence of Ruchnius coupled with Gashmius of an unforgettable Shabbos?
We were fortunate to spend a Shabbos in Boy zone. In order to realize the beauty and the geshmak of this wonderful Shabbos we must delve, dig, and discover the root of a Torah movement that is second to none. R’ Mintz, shlita, is the heartbeat of Oorah and all its great functions and involvements. His Ahavas Yisroel is apparent and testimony to a magnificent kiruv organization. Setting up Torah Mates, paying tuitions, sending Shabbos and Yom Tov packages and buying sukkos are just some examples. His warm and caring personality pours forth and filters down to the entire Oorah staff/family. It was evident as soon as we arrived on Friday and intensified with the kedusha of Shabbos. No stone was left unturned, no detail was omitted in order to create a truly beautiful and meaningful Shabbos. Yasher Koach”
“Oorah’s financial help has made it possible for many children to receive a Jewish education who otherwise would have gone without it….Oorah’s BoyZone summer program has rejuvenated and revitalized our children’s commitment to Yiddishkeit!”
“Oorah partners with the school for the benefit of the talmidim. Oorah’s camp has made a big contribution to the hatzlocha we have. We send many girls every summer. Tuition assistance is of course a huge help. And there are many other little things: For instance, a girl called the office to tell us that Oorah was going to help build a sukkah for her family. She was so excited, she invited the whole building to the sukkah. Then there are the girls whom are longing to go to seminary. Because Oorah helps foot the bill, they can go, and it makes a difference in the rest of their lives.”
“Oorah as a front runner in facilitating Torah education for Tinokoth Shel Beth Rabban is legendary. Although its accomplishments have been tremendous, the real results will positively affect K’lal Yisrael in generations to come. I am very impressed with the dedication and professional manner that Oorah’s staff demonstrates in dealing with every child and every family that they help.”
“When I think of Oorah, I think of the words of the Navi -- V’heishiv lev avos al bonim v’lev bonim al avosom (The hearts of the fathers will turn to their children, and the heart of the children to their fathers). In years gone by, mothers would say Krias Shema with their children. Now, in the times before Moshiach, the children are the one saying Krias Shema with the parents. That is what Oorah is accomplishing bringing back precious Jews through their children.”
“We have had the pleasure of working with Oorah for many years. Whenever the going gets tough and a school or public school parent needs help doing the heavy lifting, the first line of defense is to call Oorah. Whenever we have a case that is too large or too difficult, we call out the SWAT team and give R. Mintz or R. Yoffe a call. I personally know of at least 50 public school children from this past summer alone, who without Oorah’s help would have ended up in the garbage can. I have seen organizations that are “Emor harbeh ve’aseh me’at”. But R. Mintz and Co. very quietly and effectively are out there being goal oriented to just get the job done....and are on the front lines accomplishing an amazing amount of real hatzalas nefashos. Continued hatzlacha and nachas in all of the great stuff that you are doing!”
“Oorah has always been a partner to Yeshivah Ohel Moshe. Our goal is to bring Jewish children closer to Yiddishkeit, and Oorah is always there for us -- recruiting students, paying tuitions, arranging Shabbatons and summer programs. Our work could not be accomplished without Oorah.”