1. I have doctor appointments and I can’t commit to coming every day at that time. Can I still join? Yes. We understand that it will be impossible for most people to come every single day, so try to make your schedule around this program. If you need to miss, it should not be more than once a week. Generally, classes are uploaded online at our Youtube channel "United Jewish Generations" and you will be expected to make up what you miss. For those without a computer, you will be expected to read up on what you missed. 

2. How often will I need to write an essay? What size essay? Which topic? Once a week, participants will write a short 3-5 paragraph, 150 word essay about one of the topics that was studied that week. Most important is to add a small insight to the class such as a question on the lecture, a story about it, an experience that helps you relate to it, an insight that was not mentioned in the lecture or how the lecture has changed your perspective on any given topic. Another essay option is to connect your expertise with the topic being studied. Feel free to search the internet for information to include in your essay. Be careful to choose only from authentic Jewish websites since there are numerous websites that conceal who they are and they are not authentic Jewish sites.
 
3. If one month I am absent for too many days, can I still receive the stipend the next month if I am able to start coming again? Yes, we understand that there will be some months that one will be unable to participate.
 
4. How much is the stipend? Assuming you write the 4 essays as is expected, the stipend is $72 per month for Track 1 (Men' Kollel 6 days a week, Women's Academy 4 days a week) and $72 per month for Track 2 (5 days a week). It will be $144 per month for those that participate in both tracks. If you are in an elderly facility, the stipend package is different. Call us or email us for more info.

5. Why are you paying me to come? Shouldn't I be paying you? True! The ideal situation would be to study Torah on the highest level to fulfill Hashem's commandment and to connect to Hashem. Many of our participants do not take the money. However, some people need an incentive to come to a daily program. If the money motivates you to come every day then it is worth taking the money. Regarding paying us for the classes, that is very kind and thoughtful. We are a not-for-profit organization and rely on donations to continue our many programs. Please visit our donations page CLICK HERE

5. I don’t need a stipend and I would like to participate. May I join? Sure. We would be thrilled if you would come daily. If not, we will still be happy to have you join.  

6. When will the money be disbursed? Please send us via email all 4 essays for the month together. one email should have 4 attachments. Please also clarify if you missed more than once per any week of that month or came more than 10 minutes late any day. Keep in mind that sending in essays late will cause your check to arrive late. Essays that arrive a month late are no longer eligible for the stipend.

7. I have an older computer and I would like you to provide me with a computer instead of my old one. How do I go about that? We will provide you with a used computer, possibly a chromebook or a refurbished computer, if you think that your computer will not be sufficient for our program. Please call (305) 770-4540 and leave your name and number on the machine.
 
8. I don’t want a computer and I don’t want to learn how to use computers. Can I still join with my telephone? We will allow you to join with a telephone although it is not the preferable way to participate and we would like you to try to join by computer for many reasons including the benefits of feeling part of our community and being a true participant not just an outsider.
 
9. Will these topics change or are they set in stone? Topics will change. We may offer our participants to choose between topics and therefore keep checking in with us about any change of subjects.

10. What books do I need? For the Morning track Men's Kollel, you will need 1 book called Tractate Brochos Chapter 7. There are two publishers that are available in bookstores or online. Artscroll Shottenstein Talmud Brochos Volume 2 and the Koren Talmud Tractate Brochos (complete in one voume.) For the Morning track Women's Academy you will need a Chumash Beraishis (Book of Genesis.)

For the afternoon track, you will need 2 books. 1. Book of "Samuel 2." Either the English or English/Hebrew Tanach by Artscroll, the Rubin Edition of the Book of "Samuel 1 & 2," The Living Nach Volume 1 by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, the "Book of Samuel 2" by Judaica Press, etc etc. The 2nd book you will need is the Summarized Code of Jewish Law Chapter 87 by Rabbi Ganzfried and tranlated into english either by Moznaim Pulishers or by Artscroll or by Metsudah. 

Our program is subject to change. Bezras Hashem all participants will be notified via email or
phone prior to any changes taking effect.

To fill out the application, please click here.