Torah Mitzion’s Impact
Torah MiTzion’s impact on communities is achieved through a wide variety of educational and social programs. The most popular frameworks include:
- ‘Chavruta’ – one-on-one learning sessions between shaliach and community member (adult or youth),
- ‘Shiurim’ – classes and lectures conducted by the shlichim
- ‘Events’ – special events, either holiday or subject of interest related
Torah MiTzion’s Impact on Aliyah:
During the past 23 years, Torah MiTzion shlichim have had a profound influence on over 40 host communities.
By serving as living examples of commitment to living a meaningful Jewish life in the modern State of Israel, the shlichim encourage their host community members to strengthen their connection to Israel and Zionist ideals. By doing so, hundreds of people, both families and singles, have made Aliyah from Torah MiTzion communities throughout the years.
David Kurtz first met Rosh Kollel Munich Rav Yechiel Brukner at a summer camp in Wurzburg. He began studying Ivrit in chavruta with shaliach Moshe Chefetz. This led to general Jewish studies with the Munich Kollel while his connection to the Brukner family and Kollel kept growing.
David and Ruth Kurtz and their children live in the Yishuv Tal Menashe in the northern Shomron region, neighbors of the Brukners.
Allen & Wendy Berk and children Gavriela, Yardena, Eitan, Kayla, Eliana, Avidan, Ayelet & Keren made aliyah from Dayton Ohio in 2013. The Berk family live in Nechusha in the Emek Ha’Ela region and are neighbors of former Torah MiTzion shlichim in Dayton Carmi & Liat Ronen.
The Torah Mitzion Kollel families and bachurim represented possibility for us. The possibility of living in Israel; the possibility of raising Zionistic children who were well-rounded and well-educated; the possibility of finding more in our lives. They showed us an incredible example of commitment to Israel and religion and set an example that we wanted to follow. They were instrumental in our Aliyah process.