HOW IT WORKS

THREE EASY STEPS


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SIGN UP

Submit an application or call 1.877.Torah.123

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GET SET UP

We'll set you up with a personal study partner and send the materials you need to get going.

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DISCOVER!

Together with your study partner, discover the treasure of your heritage!


TOPICS

EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE, INDULGE YOUR CURIOSITY

Below is a list of commonly studied topics. If you have another subject you are interested in, we're all ears!


beliefs

PHILOSOPHY

  • 13 Principles of Faith
  • Ethics of Our Fathers
  • The Way of Hashem
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Free Will
practices

JEWISH LAW & CUSTOMS

  • Shabbat
  • Holidays
  • Daily Living
  • Prayer
texts

ORAL LAW & TORAH STUDY

  • Chumash/Bible
  • Navi/Prophets
  • Mishnah
  • Talmud
family

HEBREW

  • Hebrew Reading
  • Hebrew Language
texts

HISTORY

  • Understanding Jewish History
  • Timeline of Jewish History
family

FAMILY

  • Marriage in Judaism
  • Parenting the Jewish Way
  • Family Purity

FAQ

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions

Typically, TorahMates study once a week for 30-60 minutes. There’s not usually any preparation necessary, especially if you’re using a text. Just be ready at your scheduled, agreed upon time to participate in an engaging discussion on the topic you choose!
TorahMates is a great program for pretty much anyone Jewish, even if you don’t know anything about Judaism. We set up more knowledgeable volunteer mentors with “students” with less background. Usually, both partners find they gain tremendously from their study together.
It’s up to you! You can study any topic that interests you, as long as it has something to do with Judaism, Torah, Jewish law or faith, Jewish History, Hebrew, prayers... you get the idea.
We have a large database of men and women who’ve signed up that we’ll use to find the perfect match for you. Some of the things we look for are common interests, ages, cultural backgrounds and preferable study times. Often, these partnerships develop into far more than routine study sessions. Many of our TorahMates are now close friends too!
Most TorahMates study over the phone but Skype is also a great option. Where possible, some TorahMates even study in person.
Once you’ve decided what topic you want to learn, your TorahMates coordinator will suggest various titles and authors to support that topic. Not everyone learns from a text, but many do. We’ll supply each of you with one free book per year of learning.
After the initial set up, your TorahMates coordinator will check in periodically with both partners either by phone, email or text to see how the learning is going, to find out if new books or materials are needed and to assist with any issues that come up. You’re always welcome and encouraged to contact your coordinator with any questions or if you need help, guidance or advice regarding the partnership or study. TorahMates coordinators are here to support their TorahMates!
Your coordinator will work with both partners to smooth out any issues that may arise. If nothing can be worked out or if it’s just not a match, we can find new partners for each TorahMate.
The mileage program is a nice perk through which TorahMates can earn great prizes by logging in their sessions by date and number of minutes learned. You can log in online, by phone or by text. Your TorahMates coordinator can show you how.