Emet Outreach has launched EmetTorah.com, a new online resource to educate and inspire the community with rich Torah content. Designed as a virtual library, the site offers a comprehensive showcase of classes and drashos given by Emet’s dynamic roster of educators and notable guest speakers. Visitors can access motivational, relevant, and informative classes in a user-friendly format. The site allows viewers to experience and share in the warmth, knowledge, and personal connection that are the hallmark of Emet’s Jewish outreach. Most importantly, this initiative makes Emet inspiration easily accessible 24/7 with maximum impact for the thousands of Emet students and alumni.
“The launch of EmetTorah.com marks the fulfillment of a dream for our team of educators,” said Rabbi Akiva Rutenberg, Emet Co-Founder and Director. “At Emet, we are committed to building strong relationships with our students and these connections are what help us make an impact with our educational programs. In the past, only our students and alumni had access to our educators. Now, everyone can see what Emet’s about and learn along with us.”
Content on the site is robust and ranges from beginner to advanced Judaic subjects. Information is conveniently organized by topic and speaker. Topics include classic lessons on Chumash, Navi, Shabbat, and Yom Tov. There are also explanatory halachah lectures (Jewish law and customs), and classes focused on tefilah and character development. There is a plethora of relationship-related material, such as dating, marriage, parenting, and interpersonal relationship classes. Philosophical subjects round out the list with lessons on Jewish mysticism, Torah & science, and faith & trust.
“We designed the site to easily showcase the depth of Emet’s amazing programming in a way that’s simple to navigate,” said Rabbi Eliyau Maksumov, Emet Rabbi and site developer. “We made sure to include a vast array of classes. There is really something which will appeal to everyone!”
For the first time, the public can experience the scope and energy of Emet’s speakers in one place -- Rabbi Akiva Rutenberg, Rabbi Mordechai Kraft, Rabbi Reuven Kigel, Rabbi Binyamin Yuhanan, Rabbi Nissim Musheyev, Rabbi Michael Fuzaylov and Rabbi Eliyahu Maksumov. Featured guest speakers include Rabbi YY Jacobson, Rabbi Eli Mansour, Rabbi Benzion Klatzko, Rabbi Akiva Tatz, Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier, Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff, Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, and Dr. Akiva Perlman.
“EmetTorah.com is such a critical and needed resource for Emet’s students and the greater community,” said Mr. Elisha Wellerstein, a member of Emet’s advisory committee. “Emet’s educators are delivering highly motivational classes and until now they could only be experienced in real-time. A virtual library like this has the potential to reach countless people. It also takes into account the reality that students gather much of their information online, and it gives them the ease of Torah class accessibility. The online format also enables students to share Torah thoughts with their families and friends and broadens their Jewish connection.”
The site was made possible due to the generosity of Ms. Libby Schwartz, A”H, a woman who believed in the value of education and the importance of libraries.
“We are incredibly grateful for the endowment of this site by Libby Schwartz,” said Rabbi Rutenberg. “Ms. Schwartz has enabled Emet to create a lasting library that will be continually updated. May the Torah learning that ensues and the thousands of people who are impacted, be a z’chus to her memory.”