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Come explore, intern and study this summer with Machon Lev in Jerusalem!

An amazing opportunity for college students to live, learn and work in Jerusalem. Join OU-JLIC and Machon Lev as we create an exciting social and religious summer community in Jerusalem!


Who: Religious male college students ages 18-24

When: June 19 – August 7 2024 (You must be available for entire duration of the program)

What: Participants will live together in Jerusalem, work in an internship of their choice during the day and study Torah in the evenings. Details below.

Cost: $1,250 early bird rate – ends December 28, 2023. Applications received after December 28 – $1,500

The program includes

  • Housing at Machon Lev (including WiFi, AC, and kitchen)

  • Health insurance

  • Professional and personalized internship placement in the field of your choice

  • Educational staff from different yeshivas

  • Other Social and Educational Programming

  • Trips exploring Israel

  • Shabbat Meals and Programming

  • Occasional group dinners

Program Overview

Summer in Jerusalem for Men (SIJM), in partnership with Machon Lev and Onward Israel, offers professional internships during the day and a vibrant evening program offering a full array of teachers, social events and learning opportunities at night.

  • The program will take place at the Machon Lev campus in Jerusalem.
  • Vibrant Beit Midrash: Learning geared toward men who are looking for a high level learning environment where Gemara is the main focus.
  • Internship program designed to build your resume and develop work skills. Our professional internship team will find you a great summer internship! ***Please note that those who want to learn Torah during the day can work with our placement coordinators to find a learning program that best fits your interests.
  • Incredible weekend excursions across Israel.
  • Fun social programming to explore Jerusalem and build community.

Founding Director, OU-JLIC

Rabbi Menachem Schrader studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion and Yeshiva University. He has a BA in Philosophy from YU, an MA in History from NYU, and received his Smicha from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He was on the Torah studies faculty of Yeshivat Hamivtar, teaching Talmud, Bible, and Halachah. He was the director of the Aliza Flatow program at Nishmat. In the year 2000 he founded the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus of the Orthodox Union.


Director of OU-JLIC Israel

Rabbi Shulman is the director of Summer in Jerusalem, OU-JLIC in Israel and Yavneh. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife Jenny and their three kids. He loves to learn Torah, hike, do yoga and bake bread.


Director of Summer Programs for OU-JLIC

Yonina (Silverman) Rosenthal originally from New Jersey, now lives with her husband Gabi in Jerusalem. Yonina holds a bachelors in Psychology and Judaic Studies from Hunter College. She spent many summers at Camp Stone where she has strengthened her love for Torah and informal education in her many different roles. Yonina has a master’s in nonprofit management from Hebrew University and is working towards getting a second master’s degree in Jewish Education. She is also part of the Nachshon Project Graduate fellowship which has helped her get to where she is today. With her past work experience as a placement coordinator from Onward Israel, Yonina is very much looking forward to giving future participants an unparalleled experience on the JLIC summer programs in Israel.


Internship Coordinator & Logistics Manager

Atira is originally from Riverdale, NY and went to SAR High School, followed by a gap year at Nishmat. She then attended Stern College where she double majored in Psychology and Judaic Studies. After graduating Stern, Atira made aliyah to Jerusalem and spent a year working as a madricha at Midreshet TVA. Atira is very passionate about informal education, and she has been involved in Bnei Akiva both during the school year as well as over many summers. Atira is excited about continuing to pursue this passion by joining the JLIC Summer team!


Internship Coordinator

Shira Roth originally from Cleveland, Ohio, now lives in Givat Shmuel, Israel. After graduating high school from Fuchs Mizrachi School, she spent her gap year studying at Midreshet Nishmat and made Aliyah during that year. Shira then served two years of Sherut Leumi at Nefesh B’Nefesh. She is now studying Human Resources Management at Bar Ilan University and is involved with JLIC in the Bar Ilan/Givat Shmuel community. Shira has a lot of experience being involved with Bnei Akiva and has spent many summers at Camp Stone where her love for Torah and informal education grew. Shira is very exciting about working with the JLIC Summer team!


Internship Coordinator

Maya is originally from New Jersey and currently lives in Jerusalem, working as a madricha at MMY. She went to Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School, followed by a gap year at MMY. She attended Queens College where she majored in Psychology and minored in Business and Jewish Studies. She spent her first summer of college as a participant on SIJ TVA and later worked as a madricha on SIJ Harova after graduating. She’s really looking forward to her new role as Internship Coordinator for the JLIC summer programs! Maya is very excited to help provide college students with a meaningful summer in Israel.