TheZone
Jewish Summer Camps for Boys and Girls

Oorah’s sleep-away camps, TheZone, run throughout the summer months. Summer camp has a powerful impact on children, and with the exciting program and warm, caring staff, there’s a reason why TheZone is known as the ultimate Jewish summer experience. TheZone attracts staff and campers from around the world. Funded by Kars4Kids, TheZone maintains the latest state of the art facilities to enhance their campers’ summers. With its world-class resort facilities, beautiful grounds and top-notch staff, TheZone offers a uniquely diverse mix of leisure, sports and recreational activities every day. With authentic Shabbat experiences and stimulating workshops, special events are incorporated with Jewish warmth. At TheZone, the Jewish spirit and fun activities create a perfect combination for campers to enjoy an unforgettable Jewish summer camp experience Visit TheZone Website

TheZone Programs

Shabbat with Oorah
Weekend at TheZone

Shabbat with Oorah is an extended weekend for TheZone campers’ families to experience and get a small taste of what their children enjoy each day in camp. Families bond together and enjoy a relaxing Shabbat with comfortable accommodations, stimulating programming and warm, friendly atmosphere. Shabbat with Oorah leaves everyone on a high See all Pictures >

Discover U
Post High-School Program

The DiscoverU program offers a unique summer experience for teens. Located at TheZone, this amazing program caters specifically to teenagers who can benefit from a relaxing and rejuvenating summer experience. With activities and programs catered toward the Jewish teen, DiscoverU participants come home refreshed and ready to conquer the world!

The DiscoverU internship program gives participants the opportunity to gain career experience as an intern for Kars4Kids, a nationally acclaimed non-profit organization. Teens can choose from various career tracks to experience and get a taste of the field of their choice. The internship is a seamless transition into the working world, as they gain valuable skills to jumpstart their career and to enter the workforce as more qualified workers.

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Year-round
Events
Reunions and Shabbatons

With events and retreats through out the year, the warmth of TheZone continues even after the summer ends. Campers enjoy meeting with their friends and keeping up with their counselors and staff members. The connection remains strong throughout the long winter months. The reunions and holiday retreats for campers and their families is what makes TheZone so unique!

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ChillZone
Local Weekly Learning Sessions and Youth groups

Oorah’s youth groups fill the unstructured after school hours and form positive experiences for all those involved. Chillzone arranges warm mentors and a comfortable environment; all feel welcome! With over 49 locations throughout the United States, ChillZone groups meet weekly for one-on-one learning with our devoted staff, followed by exciting group activities. Whether it’s sports, dancing, baking or crafts, every ChillZone group has an exciting program planned. Participants benefit from the additional personal attention and one-on-one assistance a tutor or mentor can provide. With groups for boys and girls ages 9-17, there’s something for everyone at ChillZone.

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TorahMates
Jewish Learning Study Partnerships

TorahMates is a free Jewish study program partnering thousands of Torah study partners globally. At TorahMates, every Jewish individual has the opportunity to learn more about their heritage, while gaining a friend at the same time. From junior Torahmates to their parents, each TorahMate is matched with a volunteer teacher based on their interests and level of education. 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.

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Rebbetzins
Mentorship and Dating Advice for Singles

The Rebbetzins Network- Oorah's Rebbetzins program provides mentors and shaddchanim for singles of Baalei Teshuva background. The mentors offer listening ears and help guide and support singles with dating coaching and advice. The rebbetzins program host events throughout the year, including a weekend retreat and local get-togethers.

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Jewish Education
Jewish Education Assistance for Students

Enrollment - Choosing the right school is essential to a child’s success. For a child to flourish, they need a school that fits their skills and academic needs, family background, culture and personality. Oorah’s placement experts find the right school for each child and direct the family through the admissions process.

Tuition Assistance – Money should never stand in the way of Jewish education, yet sometimes it does. Day school tuition can be prohibitive, and Oorah provides financial aid. Oorah does not allow high costs to get in the way for families unable to pay day school tuition.

Post High School Assistance in Israel - Oorah’s educational experts find the right learning environment for each student and provide help with enrollment, tuition and expenses via stipends. Rabbi Chaim Mintz and other Oorah and Zone staff come to Israel to visit and give support to our students and campers studying there. These visits include shabbatons as well as trips and get-togethers. Learn More

Oorah Staten Island
Community Programs and events at Torahspot

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Staten Island

TorahSpot
Staten Island Community Center

Torahspot is the hub of the Jewish community in Staten Island. It’s a comfortable gathering and learning spot where the Oorah Staten Island programs take place. At Torahspot, Jewish families in Staten Island can go to relax, socialize and connect to their community and their heritage in a welcoming, homey atmosphere. Visit Oorah's TorahSpot at Staten Island.

Weekly Torah
Class
Weekly Tuesday night classes

Every Tuesday night, Rabbi Chaim Mintz, Oorah’s founder and spiritual leader, delivers a fascinating class at Torahspot in Staten Island. These enthralling Torah classes are on a wide array of relevant, contemporary topics. Participants enjoy learning about their heritage and Jewish values. All classes are livestream and can be viewed in our archives.

Ask The Rabbi
Q & A Livestream

Rabbi Chaim Mintz hosts a stimulating Ask the Rabbi session directly following a weekly Torah class. Always insightful, always surprising, and always entertaining, participants can ask their pressing questions or listen to the enlightening answers. From resurrection of the dead to the purpose of life, Rabbi Chaim Mintz accepts all questions! Classes are in livestream and can be viewed in our archives You can submit your question to askthereabbi@oorah.org and watch live here

Little Star
Premier Jewish Preschool

The little star Jewish preschool in Staten Island offers high quality education to prepare children for life, encouraging them to achieve their dreams, inspiring them to continually improve their skills, and fostering a love of Jewish heritage. Close relationships are forged between the children, the parents, the community and the educators which lead to the success as a school. The outstanding team of educators uses their early childhood training, warmth, and experience to create the ideal environment for the Little Stars to grow and reach his or her full potential See More

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