OMEK – A Transformative Learning and Touring Experience in Israel

A Whole New Dimension for your Visit to Israel

Gaining a profound deep-rooted experience of growth through Torah in Eretz Yisrael

Rabbi Chaim KanterovitzAn unprecedented opportunity to gain insight into the heritage and foundations of our land and the emergence of our people, OTS’s OMEK (in Hebrew: depth) is a one-of-a-kind experiential study program that opens a window into the soul of Israel using the ultimate guidebook – the Bible.

OMEK participants soak up Israel’s history while building an even deeper connection to our heritage. Together, we create a tailor-made journey through the historical heartland of Eretz Yisrael and a hands-on, thought-provoking encounter with the sacred texts of Jewish tradition.

Rabbi Brander teaching

OMEK offers customized morning Talmud, Tanach, halakha, and Jewish philosophy classes, utilizing OTS’s world renowned scholars and outstanding learning facilities, as well as exposure to topics which are germane to Israel, such as the ethics of warfare and faith after terrorism.  Afternoons are devoted to bringing these texts to life though relevant excursions; for example, a study of Jerusalem’s holiness will bring the group to excavation and holy sites; learning the sources about the mishkan is capped by a field visit to Shiloh.

Rabbanit Shani Taragin with group

OMEK is suitable for groups and individuals.  Whether you integrate half a day or immerse yourselves in a week-long program, you’ll be enriched and inspired by the timeless wisdom that is the very foundation of Israel.

OMEK will surprise even the most seasoned visitor, recapturing the atmosphere of gap year learning, or experiencing the excitement of studying in Eretz Yisrael for the first time.

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