APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR SUMMER 2024!
Come live, learn and work this summer in Jerusalem!
An amazing opportunity for college students to live, learn and work in Jerusalem. Join Bnei Akiva/TVA and OU-JLIC as we create an exciting social and religious summer community on the campus of Midreshet Torah V’Avodah in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem!
Who: College students, both men and women.
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 at a high level in the evenings. Details below.
Cost: $1,250 early bird rate – ends December 18, 2023. Applications received after December 18 – $1,500
The program includes
Housing at MTVA (including WiFi, AC, and kitchen)
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
JLIC Summer in Jerusalem (SIJ), Bnei Akiva of the US and Canada/TVA and Onward Israel offer professional internships during the day and a vibrant evening program offering a full array of teachers, social events and learning opportunities.
- Spend the summer on the campus of Midreshet Torah V’Avodah in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem.
- Vibrant Beit Midrash: there is a focus on both chevruta learning and shiurim on a variety of topics with amazing teachers from TVA, 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!
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!
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.
Paricipants stay in TVA’s beautiful, modern apartments in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem. All apartments include AC, WiFi, and full kitchen.