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Utah & ISRAEL

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Israel Trip

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MEET THE TEAM

Fellowship Important Dates

Utah Retreat

Girls: Thursday October 26th - Sunday October 29th

Boys: Thursday November 9th - Sunday November 12th

Israel Trip

Wednesday February 14th - Tuesday February 20th

Fellowship FAQs

Olami Launch is a groundbreaking program for Jewish high school students who demonstrate a strong desire to grow as individuals and to truly unlock their Jewish greatness. Our Fellowship Program offers high-level leadership training, a weekend retreat in Utah and a trip to Israel for exceptional high-school seniors who wish to learn more about themselves and their Jewish heritage. We also provide informational assistance, guidance and significant financial aid towards select Gap Year experiences in Israel. Olami Launch participants serve as role models and Jewish ambassadors for their peers in high school and beyond.

Olami Launch Fellows are preapproved for the $4,000 scholarship towards eligible Gap Year programs in Israel. Fellows who attend an eligible Gap year Program will also receive a 500 Shekel stipend.

For Men:

  • Aish Gesher Men
  • Derech
  • Derech Etz Chaim
  • Heichal Yerushalayim
  • Lev Aharon
  • Lev HaTorah
  • Midrash Shmuel
  • Netiv Aryeh
  • Ohr Dovid
  • Shaarei Mevaseret Zion
  • Torat Shraga
  • Yishrei Lev

For Women:

  • Aish Gesher Women
  • Baer Miriam
  • Bnot Torah (Sharfman’s)
  • Darchei Binah
  • Machon Maayan
  • Meorot Yerushalayim
  • Michlalah
  • Midreshet Tehillah
  • MMY (Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim)
  • Tomer Devorah

Olami Launch is not a youth group, it’s an elite group of driven individuals assisting each other to build a strong portfolio for their future. Joining this group enables you to make thoughtful decisions about your future, with like-minded peers who are on that same road leading to affluence inside and out! This prestigious network of model students who embody young Jewish leadership will be privy to professional, educational, spiritual and financial opportunities unlike ever before.

Jewish High School students currently in 11th Grade may apply to become fellows for their 12th Grade academic year.

Please click this link to apply for the Fellowship.

All applications must be submitted by August 1st.

Being a Fellow is a commitment to attend:

    • The Utah Retreat
    • The trip to Israel
    • Partake in our monthly Zoom Sessions

Olami Launch Fellowship is free for those students who are accepted. There is a travel fee of $100 for the Utah Trip (flights included) and $400 for the Israel trip (flights included from New York).

Absolutely not, final decisions regarding Gap Year should be made in collaboration with parents, career counselors and Gap Year Specialists. We are here to simply educate and support our fellows in their exploration of a Gap Year in Israel.

Eligible Gap Year Programs

For Men:

  • Aish Gesher Men
  • Derech
  • Derech Etz Chaim
  • Heichal Yerushalayim
  • Lev Aharon
  • Lev HaTorah
  • Midrash Shmuel
  • Netiv Aryeh
  • Ohr Dovid
  • Shaarei Mevaseret Zion
  • Torat Shraga
  • Yishrei Lev

For Women:

  • Aish Gesher Women
  • Baer Miriam
  • Bnot Torah (Sharfman’s)
  • Darchei Binah
  • Machon Maayan
  • Meorot Yerushalayim
  • Michlalah
  • Midreshet Tehillah
  • MMY (Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim)
  • Tomer Devorah

Mazel Tov to our Olami Launch Honors Society members!

We are so proud and express heartfelt congratulations welcoming these exceptional students to this prestigious community of accomplished students. As part of the Olami Launch Honors Society, they join a community of scholars and leaders who share a passion for Jewish learning and commitment to making a positive impact on the world. Once again, we congratulate them on their tremendous achievements, and look forward to seeing all that they will accomplish in the years to come.

ABOUT US

Olami Launch is a groundbreaking program for Jewish high school students who demonstrate a strong desire to grow as individuals and to truly unlock their Jewish greatness. Our Fellowship Program offers high-level leadership training, a weekend retreat in Utah and a trip to Israel for exceptional high-school seniors who wish to learn more about themselves and their Jewish heritage. We also provide informational assistance, guidance and significant financial aid towards select Gap Year experiences in Israel. Olami Launch participants serve as role models and Jewish ambassadors for their peers in high school and beyond.

TOP 10 REASONS FOR GAP YEAR

Israel is a country rich in history, culture, and traditions. A gap year in Israel can provide an immersive experience where you can learn firsthand about your homeland, Jewish culture, and Israel’s rich heritage and history.

A gap year in Israel can be a transformative experience that helps you gain a better understanding of yourself and your place in the world. It can also provide opportunities for personal growth, developing independence, leadership skills, and self-confidence.

Israel is a country where Hebrew is the official language, and learning the language can be a valuable asset in your personal and professional life. A gap year in Israel can provide an immersive language experience where you can learn Hebrew from native speakers.

Israel is a country that values community service and volunteerism. A gap year in Israel can provide opportunities to participate in meaningful community service projects that make a positive impact on society and your people.

Israel is the birthplace of Judaism, and a gap year in Israel can provide opportunities for Jewish education and experiential learning. You can learn about Jewish history, culture, and tradition from leading scholars and educators where it all began thousands of years ago.

As well as being one the tech capitals of the world, Israel is often referred to as the “Startup Nation” due to its thriving startup ecosystem. A gap year in Israel can provide valuable career development opportunities, such as internships, networking, and job placement assistance.

Israel is a small country with a diverse landscape, including beaches, mountains, and deserts. A gap year in Israel can provide opportunities for travel and adventure, including hiking, camping, and exploring ancient sites.

Israel is a melting pot of cultures, religions, and nationalities. A gap year in Israel can provide opportunities for cross-cultural exchange, where you can learn about different perspectives and ways of life. What better culture to learn from then one of the 10 most powerful, politically influential, and militarily strong countries in the world.

A gap year in Israel can provide opportunities to build lifelong personal relationships with peers, host families, and local community members.

A gap year in Israel can help you develop a global perspective and a sense of citizenship in the world. You can learn about global issues and engage in international dialogue, which can prepare you for a successful future.