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Causes: Education

Mission: Partners in Torah's phone-study program offers Jewish adults of all backgrounds across the globe a cost-free learning opportunity to discover Judaism; its culture, history, and traditions; at their pace and their schedule. Jewish men and women with an interest in acquiring specific skills or in building their Jewish knowledge, are matched, one-to-one, with a carefully selected personal study partner for up to an hour-a-week of over-the-phone (or over Skype) study and discussion.

Results: Over 72,000 men and women from 2,337 cities in 39 countries have participated to date.

Geographic areas served: National

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4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have the greatest privilege of working for Partners in Torah! It is such an inspiration to speak to people all day and hear how Partners in Torah has touched their lives. The learning with Partners in Torah inspires people to grow in their Judaism and builds beautiful & meaningful relationships. Partners in Torah should be able to continue the outstanding work that they do for Klal Yisrael for many years to come!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Partners in Torah is such an amazing organization. I was a student of theirs in 2003-2008. The follow up was very special and always so kind to their representatives. A few years past and I got to meet the Executive Director of the Organization by chance at a friends wedding. I introduced myself to him, in awe of the organization. He happened to be needed an employee and then hired me for a project that was being developed. Now I am the team manager and couldn't have asked for a better job. The staff is amazing. The contacts we deal with on a daily basis give me so much encouragement that it is easy to look forward to working everyday. It is a gift to work for the organization that I benefited from so much. I hope that Partners in Torah gets selected as the greatest non profit, because in my eyes it really is. Michal Litwin

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Rating: 5

Rabbi Gewirtz and the whole team are exceptional. In my experience in the Jewish education field, the model they are using is the best: thousands of volunteers coming forward because they care are creating personal and non-judgmental relationships with thousands more who want to connect in some way -- in their own way. Very impressed.

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Rating: 5

Partners in Torah's signature phone study program gives Jewish adults of all backgrounds across North America a cost-free learning opportunity to discover Judaism – its culture, history, and traditions – at their pace and their schedule. Jewish men and women who have an interest in Jewish study but who may lack the academic background, are matched, one-to-one, with a carefully selected personal Torah trainer or mentor for up to an hour a week of over-the-phone study and discussion. Participants can choose any topic including Hebrew, Jewish philosophy, or history. In its decade and a half of operation, Partners in Torah has engaged more than 30,000 intellectually curious Jews across North America, and today supports some 13,000 weekly study partnerships. Alongside its successful TelePartners program, Partners in Torah publishes "The Jewish Spirit", a quarterly magazine, and "Parsha Partner", a weekly Torah portion newsletter. Partners in Torah also runs a full range of exciting study programs including personalized community-based learning, celebrated Shabbatons and unforgettable retreats. A cohesive team of 26 qualified professionals work out of offices in New Jersey and Jerusalem. One of the most important aspects of the study program is clearly Partners in Torah's involvement and ongoing support offered to each of its participants – week in and week out. In addition to making Jewish knowledge accessible to Jews no matter where they may live, Partners in Torah aims to foster unity among Jews of all backgrounds and denominations.