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Welcome to
Olami UC

We’re a young , vibrant community interested in the search for meaning, joy and the unique ways we can make ourselves and  the world simply better.

About Us

Olami UC has reached out to college students almost since its inception. Our newly-appointed campus Rabbi, Rabbi Akiva Yanez, looks forward to interacting and learning with students at the University of Cincinnati. On weekends, Olami UC arranges Shabbat hospitality, giving young men and women an opportunity to explore both Judaism and the Jewish community.

Our team

Rabbi Akiva Yanez

Our new College Campus Outreach Director, Rabbi Akiva Yanez, hails from Mexico where he was a celebrated soccer star! He is an accomplished Torah scholar and holds an accounting degree from the University Tec De Monterrey in Mexico.

Our programs


Join us for group discussions, classes, dinner… and get a stipend at the end of the program!

Poland trips

Spend a week in Poland being inspired by Jewish heroism and challenged by the problems facing the Jewish people.


Do you like meeting new people, eating good food and having fun? Join our events!

Support our work

Your support can help us to reach even more young Jews and to ensure that the next generation is inspired, educated and committed to our Jewish future.

Contact us

For more information, please contact

Follow the Journey