Welcome to Oorah Staten Island!

The warmth, the inviting atmosphere, the sense of community. There’s something about the Staten Island Jewish community that will keep you coming back for more. Oorah Staten Island is the number one source for Jewish programming here on the island. With our programs and events, you’ll discover the timeless power of our Jewish heritage and values. Located at TorahSpot, 374 Ridgewood Avenue, Oorah Staten Island is the center for the Jewish community, offering educational and recreational programs, all completely free. Come on over!

Our History

Oorah Staten Island is a program of the larger Oorah organization. Oorah’s various programs and events enrich the lives of Jewish families throughout the US with meaning and values. And Staten Island is where it all began.

Oorah started with a distribution to Staten Island residents; Shabbat packages to provide residents with a Shabbat flavor, and holiday packages to enhance their holiday experiences. Oorah expanded with various other programs, such as Chillzone weekly learning sessions, TheZone summer camp and holiday retreats. Staten Island acquired Torahspot, its own building, with on-site programs and events. When you join the Oorah Staten Island programs, you’ll join the larger Oorah family and enjoy all that it has to offer. See a full list of programs.


Torahspot is the place to be- it’s where it all happens. It’s the hub of the Jewish community in Staten Island, a comfortable gathering and learning spot where the Oorah Staten Island programs take place. It’s where you and your family can go to relax, socialize with and connect to your Jewish community and heritage. It’s all about meeting other Staten Island Jewish families and sharing stimulating discussion in a welcoming, homey atmosphere. Learn more about Oorah Staten Island programs.

Other Oorah Programs

The greater Oorah family offers many opportunities and programs! By joining Oorah Staten Island, you’ll also join the larger oorah family with all that is has to offer, from TheZone camp to year round events and retreats. Learn more about our other programs.