Rabbi Akiva Ruttenberg, Emet Founder and CEO, attended Yeshiva Shaar HaTorah and received rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Zelik Epstein, Ztz”l. Rabbi Rutenberg received a Master’s degree in Social Work from NYU. In addition to guiding the Emet staff, Rabbi Rutenberg is involved in fundraising and development initiatives. Above all, he is the driving force behind the success of Emet, its ongoing expansion and incredible growth. He lectures extensively on topics related to relationships and has guided many couples on the path of shalom bayit.