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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.



Program Directors

My name is Noah Kalandar and I’m originally from Philadelphia. PA. After finishing my time at Kohelet Yeshiva HS I went on to learn for two years in Netiv Aryeh. I then got my undergrad degree in YU continued to YU Semicha, and am currently learning in the Mir. I've spent many of my favorite summers in camp, coordinate activities, giving chaburas, running teen programs, was a Madrich in Torat Shraga, and enjoyed teaching Torah throughout my time in YU too. I love spending time with people, making them smile and laugh, and helping connect them to Torah. My name is Aliza Kalandar. I’m originally from Woodmere, NY. After a great year at MMY and undergrad at Stern, I went on to Hunter College to get my nursing degree and worked in Columbia Presbyterian as pediatric cardiac nurse. Since moving to Israel I’ve transitioned to remote nursing work and taken on more teaching roles at various seminaries. I have always tried to ensure teaching Torah is a part of my life in some capacity, and I am so thankful for the ability to combine a love of people and a love of Torah here in Yerushalayim. I’ve spent endless summers in camps of all shapes and sizes, and loved getting to meet new people, learn new things together, and have an overall fun and refreshing experience together.