The Heart to Heart Project

Nearly 400 eager recruits, who plan to attend secular colleges in America this fall following studies in Israel, have signed on board with The Heart to Heart Project (H2H) – an OU NextGen partnership program – after meeting H2H Founder Hart Levine during his whirlwind “tour and meet” trip this month.

In conjunction with visits by leadership of the OU NextGen Division, the OU delegation visited yeshivot across the spectrum of Orthodox observance in order to engage students about the impact they can have on the Jewish community at their respective campuses and to educate them about the resources provided by the OU to assist them.

According to Rabbi David Felsenthal, Director of OU NextGen, Heart to Heart is a grassroots movement of active Jewish students “sharing the beauty of Torah Judaism with non-active Jewish students who are living in their dorms and attending the same classes – friends sharing what they love with their friends.” He also noted that many of the active students are NCSY alumni and yeshiva/day school graduates who participate in JLIC. Find out more here.