Heichal HaTorah kicked off the Big Brother Program with a fun afternoon of bowling. Heichal Big Brothers are 11th and 12th grade volunteers who are available to help ninth grade students with whatever they need. Each freshman has a personal big brother specifically matched to fit their personality and interests. Big brothers serve as mentors and advisors both informally (shmoozing at lunch, playing ball in the gym, giving guidance about classes) and at formal programs like the bowling trip. Over the years this program has been a highlight for freshmen talmidim and big brothers alike, and many still keep in touch years later even after graduating Heichal.