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*Torah*Internship*Community* in the OLD CITY of Jerusalem


Come live, learn and work this summer in the OLD CITY of Jerusalem!

Join Midreshet Harova and OU-JLIC as we create an exciting social and religious summer community in the Old City of Jerusalem. A once in a lifetime experience!


Who: College students, both men and women.

When: June 26 – August 14 2024 (You must be available for entire duration of the program)

What: Participants will live together in the Old City of Jerusalem, work in an internship of their choice during the day and study Torah at a high level 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 Midreshet Harova (including WiFi, AC, and kitchen)

  • Health insurance

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

  • Educational staff and programming

  • Trips exploring Israel

  • Shabbat Meals and Programming

  • Occasional group dinners

Program Overview

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JLIC Summer in Jerusalem (SIJ), Midreshet Harova and Onward Israel offer professional internships during the day and a vibrant evening Beit Midrash program. It offers a full array of teachers, social events and learning opportunities.

  • Spend the summer in the Old City of a Jerusalem – a once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget.
  • Vibrant Beit Midrash: there is a focus on both chevruta learning and shiurim on a variety of topics with amazing teachers from Midreshet Harova, OU-JLIC and all across Israel and America. The learning program is accessible for people who are interested in a more text-based traditional learning style.
  • Internship program designed to build your resume and develop work skills. Our professional internship team will find you a great summer internship!
  • Incredible weekend excursions across Israel.
  • Fun social programming to explore Jerusalem and build community.

Sample Weekly Beit Midrash Schedule



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.


Participants will live around the Old City of Jerusalem in Midreshet Harova apartments.