The America Tour is a highlight of the Ohrsom year. An unbelievable trip across some of the highlights of the continental US, from New York to Los Angeles to Washington, DC. An amazing opportunity to experience America through a unique Jewish lens: unforgettable sites, dynamic speakers, fantastic kosher cuisine, true hospitality among different Jewish communities, and an incredible chance to connect to other students and young professionals, from South Africa as well as local Americans. At its core, a classic tour, in the sense that you’ll see all the spots, tick places off your bucket list, and will have ample “selfie” opportunities in each city, but at its heart the true value of the trip is the spiritual element of our time overseas and the opportunity to reflect inward and relate outward to the broader Jewish community, whilst actualizing self-awareness and self-discovery with regard to strengthening our own Jewish identity.



From the Statue of Liberty to Times Square, Wall Street to the 9/11 Museum & Memorial, Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge, SoHo to NYU to the Upper West Side, MoMA to the Met, and the amazing families who host us in their warm & welcoming Five Towns’ homes…
From the Hollywood Sign to Universal Studios, Walk of Fame to Disney Land, the Grove to the Griffith Observatory, Malibu to Venice Beach, Wine country to Air Force One. And a day trip to San Diego!
From the White House to the Mall, Jefferson Memorial to Washington Memorial, the Smithsonian to the Potomac, the world-class Holocaust Museum to the unbelievable Museum of Natural History and the unreal exhibits at Air & Space.

The 2016 USA Ohrsom trip was an incredible experience which embraces the perfect balance between a relaxing holiday and an enriching learning opportunity. It allows for a greater exploration of the Jewish diversity between different cultures while embracing the closeness and hospitality found throughout the Jewish nation around the world. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to create bonds, make friendships and become closer to a very dedicated and worthwhile organisation. Would highly recommend it to anyone.

Kevin Grinker

The Ohrsom tour was unique in the sense that it allowed us to have an amazing experience of the USA while at the same time growing in our yidishkeit.

Adam Setzer

The Ohrsom America tour is truly that…awesome! Very well planned, amazing food, great accommodation, inspiring talks and meeting friends who become family. You have to go!

Darin Ungar

Unbelievable tour. Once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the US particularly at that cost. Would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Welcome to contact me for further info.

Brendon Unterslak