1972

Rabbi Chaim Mintz begins Jewish Outreach

1980

First Sukkahs Distributed in Tristate Area First Public Purim Seudah

1990

Volunteer Tutoring Program Begins

1999

Auction Extends to Israel

2004

GirlZone Opens summer camp in the Poconos
First Shabbat with Oorah Weekend Retreat with 80 Participants

2007

Oorah's Auction Mascot Fiveish Created
Rebbetzins Matchmaking Program Begins
Designer Sukkahs
Fundraising Project Launched

2010

Torahmates Mileage Program Begins
Little Star Preschool Opens in Staten Island
Avos U’banim Expands to Queens

1973

First Fundraising Events Including a popcorn sale, a petting zoo, and carnivals

1982

Shalom Chesed Fund Begins

1992

Initiated Program to Sell Chometz

2000

Oorah Becomes Incorporated in the USA
Kirby Card Program Begins

2008

First Annual Free Chanukah Concert
with famous Jewish singers

ChillZone Weekly Program

2009

First Shmorg Released
First Public Sukkos in Camp
TorahSpot Weekly Classes Begin
Avos U’Banim Learning Program Begins in Brooklyn

2013

Expansion of Oorah Staten Island Programming
Chillzone Expands to Over 30 Locations

1974

Shabbat Packages Distributed in Staten Island

1984

First Tuition Scholarship Awarded

1995

Kars4Kids Founded
First Simchas Beis Hashoeva
Annual Oorah Auction Begins
Horeini Torah Center Opened

2002

First Radiothon
Oorah Endorsed by 50 Jewish Leaders

2011

Avos U’banim Name Changed to Chillzone
Chillzone Girls Begins
TorahMates exceeds 1000 Pairs
Oorah's Camps Now Called TheZone
First Public Seder at TheZone
Shabbat with Oorah Exceeds 600 Participants

2014

Oorah Gains Tax Exempt Status at TheZone Campus
Restructuring of the Rebbetzins Mentor/Shadchan Program

1975

Chanukah Menorah Distribution Begins

1986

First Chavrusa (Torah Partnership) Program Oorah Branded as Kiruv Rechokim

1996

Cucumber Communications Founded
Oorah.org Website Launched

2005

Official TorahMates Program Begins
Oorah Moves to Accommodate 100+ Employees
Holiday Gift Program Expands
Jewish GirlZone Website Launched
The Israel Connection

2006

Purim Seudah Moves to Lakewood
GirlZone Moves to Gilboa, NY
Boyzone Begins in Gilboa, NY
Jewish BoyZone Website Launched
Oorah Incorporated in Canada and Israel

2012

Launch of Our Donor Decide Program
Enhanced Livestream of Rabbi Chaim Mintz’s Weekly Torah Class and Ask the Rabbi Sessions
Opened 5 Year Old Class in Little Star Preschool