The Ohrsom Gap Year Program revolutionises the gap year experience, intending for its participants to gain a meaningful and holistic year-long journey. The program places emphasis on three key areas: Education, Experience and Travel. Through education, students are able to gain both formal and informal fundamental Jewish values and concepts as well as career building and personal growth. Participants are challenged through internships and MDA experiences, but also rewarded through Ski Trips to the North of Israel as well as Scuba Diving Trips in Eilat. 

This program includes traveling abroad to countries such as India where they will hike the Himalayas. Ohrsom takes its participants to Poland for a week of introspection and experiencial learning. Students also travel through Europe visiting several cities where they will have the chance to Sky-Dive, Hike, visit the Northern Lights and more!  Ohrsom puts emphasis on self-growth and independence, thereby providing students with an apartment in Jerusalem as their base throughout the year. Ohrsom is an international organisation and our students will be spending the year with students from other countries. Come make life-long friends and have an amazing gap year experience like no other!

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Rabbi Evan Widmonte

Rabbi Evan is all about the vision. He truly believes that Australian Uni Students will unite together and be a part of the Ohrsom dream. His passion is to give young aspiring Jewish Students the tools to be proud of their Jewish values and embrace them and integrate them into the world they live in. Rabbi Evan has travelled the world and grew up in South Africa, lived in Israel for 8 years and then Sydney for 5. He is all about family and his wife and 4 children are always game for an adventure. He has degrees in Accounting and Finance (CFA), Studied in the Ohr Somayach and Mir Yeshivas and worked in a variety of fields, including, Youth Rabbi in Kehillat Masada Sydney, Head of Informal Education in Masada College. He currently runs a successful company (Rimon) which focuses on the startup revolution in Australia.