Our world is filled with many Awesome interactions but not many OHRsom interactions. As the name says it we are all about illumination and light.
Our belief system is simple – “Learn it, Live it and Love it.”
With a multifaceted approach we aim to inspire students through international trips to Israel, America and South Africa and enrich their minds with weekly interactive social and learning programs and to build a sense of community and belonging through a Student Centre. Armed with a real internal connection to Judaism students can – as clichéd as it might sound – go out and share that OHR with the world that surrounds them. Ohrsom Australia.
At the core of our organisation is a belief system that young aspiring Jewish Uni Students are interested in learning about life through the Prism of Torah knowledge. Students want to be challenged, they want to fill their minds with meaningful ideas that help them navigate the challenges of a modern world. Our trips all come with a commitment to being a part of our learning centre. Once a week coming to a spiritual revolution where we learn and grow together over a delicious dinner and lectures that incorporate all facets of Torah knowledge from Ethics of our Fathers and other fantastic insights, Learn it, Live it and Love it.
For me ohrsom was an incredible, one off social experience which was further enriched by some challenging, and fascinating speakers. Being in a brand new social environment with people from the other side of the world, mixed with awesome and fun activities is the perfect recipe for an incredible social journey which was perfect for the uni break. Also, the days spent in the ohrsomaech yeshiva definitely impressed with the high calibre speakers who were engaging and thought provoking.Ben De Winter
Ohrsom Student as an organisation, from the ground up, is unbelievable. Their commitment to educating and inspiring Jewish youth is simply astounding, and the means by which they achieve their goal of strengthening Jewish continuity is always exciting, appealing, creative and fun. As a past participant on the most recent Ohrsom Student Israel trip (2016), I can attest to its unmatched schedule which amazingly combines Israel’s best activities on offer, enormous amounts of fun and opportunity for socialising, spiritual experiences, comfortable accommodation and food and captivating speakers for a very affordable price! Upholding the incredibly high standards of Ohrsom’s overseas trips, each week Ohrsom Melbourne manages to offer an enjoyable, insightful and thought provoking night of Jewish learning, discussion and of course, eating. Ohrsom is, in no uncertain terms, exceptional at offering young Jews opportunities to explore their Jewish heritage and identity, and I could not be more pleased to be a part of it.Gadi Hershkowitz
I am re￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ally happy that I’m involved in the ‘OHRSOM Student’ program. The weekly discussions are always engaging and thought-provoking and have provided me the opportunity to engage with Jewish learning in a way that is both intellectual and visceral. The Israel Tour in July was an unforgettable part of the program; it was great to share such a meaningful and fun experience with the South-African students. ￼Anonymous
￼Ohrsom is a once in a lifetime program that allows Jewish youth from around the world to stay connected to their Jewish Learning and love for Israel. While in Israel, we were privileged enough to be able to attend the best yeshivot and midrashot and learnt a myriad of valuable lessons that we can apply in our everyday lives. Not only was the trip to Israel an exciting and fun way to explore our holy land, but we are still able to engage with our Jewish roots through relevant and thought-provoking shiurs in Australia. These shiurs continue to fuel our hunger for knowledge of judaica and our culture. Ohrsom has allowed me to maintain my connection to Judaism and has simultaneously afforded me the opportunity to form lifelong friendships and connections.Demi Goldberg