Our Programs

Whatever your needs, whatever your stage in life, there’s something for you at Oorah Staten Island. From weekly Torah classes and TorahMates for adults, to ChillZone and Little Star preschool for the young ones, Oorah Staten Island is geared towards the entire family. See our schedule here.

Weekly Torah Classes

Expand your knowledge! Every Tuesday night, Rabbi Chaim Mintz, Oorah’s founder and spiritual leader, delivers a fascinating class, right here in Staten Island. These enthralling Torah classes are on a wide array of relevant, contemporary topics in Judaism. Some topics have been on your mind for years. Others are tantalizingly out-of-the-box. But all are close to home, brought into focus through the lens of our Jewish heritage, with Rabbi Mintz’s expert guidance.

A delicious buffet dinner is served to all Torah class participants. With a varied hot menu each week, you’ll have food for the soul and for the body.

Can’t make it to the live classes? Once accessible only in person, with a live-stream option, you can now listen to these talks from the comfort of your home at oorah.org.

Ask The Rabbi

Directly following the weekly Torah class each Tuesday night, Rabbi Chaim Mintz hosts a stimulating Ask the Rabbi session. Always insightful, always surprising, and always entertaining, come with your questions ready or listen to the enlightening answers. From resurrection of the dead to the purpose of life, you can ask anything at Ask the Rabbi with Rabbi Chaim Mintz.

Can't make it to the live Ask the Rabbi session? You can always ask your questions and view the answer on our channel.

Jewish Little Star Preschool

Taking place in Torahspot is Oorah Staten Island's Jewish Little Star Preschool. High quality education prepares our children for life, encouraging them to achieve their dreams, inspiring them to continually improve their skills, and fostering a love of Jewish heritage. Close relationships are forged between our children, our parents, our community and our educators which lead to our success as a school. Our outstanding team of educators uses their early childhood training and experience to create the ideal environment for our Little Stars to grow.

ChillZone

Are you ready to chill, have fun with friends and make new ones? ChillZone is the place for you! With a local Staten Island location, one of dozens across the country, ChillZone groups meet weekly for learning, raffles and fun with our devoted staff. With groups for boys and girls ages 9-17, there’s something for everyone at ChillZone Staten Island. Boys meet on Saturday night, and the girls’ group takes place Thursday nights. Learn one-on-one or in a group and then enjoy fresh, hot pizza and cool activities. Whether it’s sports, dancing, baking or crafts, every ChillZone group has an exciting program planned.

ChillZone for Moms and Dads

ChillZone isn’t just for kids! ChillZone for Dads and ChillZone for Moms allows adults of all ages to join in the fun. With learning sessions for men and various classes and events for women, join the Staten Island community at Torahspot! ChillZone for Dads and ChillZone for Moms take place Thursday night.

Want to find out more about the greater Oorah family? Click Here to see a full list of programs.