Rebbetzin Kigel Draws Massive Crowd at Emet’s Learning Center

Marriage takes a lot of work. It’s important to have the proper expectations for marriage. You can’t expect it will be all birds singing and rainbows. You have to be prepared for the bumps,” Rebbetzin Devorah Kigel stated. On Monday evening, July 16, an overflow crowd of women filled the Emet Outreach office on Union Turnpike eager to hear a shalom bayis shiur from Rebbetzin Kigel. “She’s an amazing rebbetzin,” one Emet Outreach student exclaimed. It was clear she has a beautiful connection with so many…

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Emet Launches New Higher-Level Division

In recent years, we’ve noticed that as students grow and advance in Torah knowledge and halachah observance, many require higher-level programming to keep their momentum going. Students thirst for more challenging shiurim to increase their knowledge and help strengthen their commitment to observance. For an outreach organization, this is a “good” problem – being so successful…

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Emet’s Popular Seminary Featuring Rebbetzin Jaeger Completes A Successful Year

This past year we launched the Ateret Emet Seminary, an exciting initiative that caters to our higher-level students’ desire for continued learning and growth. Every Sunday morning, students come to the Emet Learning Center in Jamaica Estates to enjoy breakfast, learning, inspiration, and a warm social atmosphere. The seminary, led by Emet’s popular Women’s Director, Shira Fendel, had an extremely…

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Students Return from Unforgettable Life-Changing Trip to Poland

On Monday, June 4, thirty-seven Emet students from Baruch College, Stony Brook University, and Queens College, returned from a stirring, week-long trip to Poland and Prague. This was our second exclusive trip to Eastern Europe. Students spent the entire school year attending classes specifically crafted to prepare for this trip spiritually and emotionally. As anticipated, the experience was life-changing for both students and staff.

Led by Co-Founder and Director Rabbi Mordechai Kraft…

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Pre-Shavuot Lecture By Rabbi Tatz Draws Large Crowd In Forest Hills

It can be risky to schedule a lecture the night before Shavuos, especially with a three-day Yom Tov approaching. People are busy preparing, and it’s not easy to find two extra hours to attend a lecture. Yet when Emet Outreach’s Co-founder and CEO Rabbi Akiva Rutenberg learned that renowned speaker Rabbi Akiva Tatz was available, he didn’t hesitate. He grabbed the opportunity to give Emet students and alumni a chance for growth and inspiration as they entered kabalas haTorah.

A large crowd attended Rabbi Tatz’s powerful…

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Emet’s Trip To Europe: An Unforgettable Experience That Inspires Lasting Change

This past Sunday, three Emet Outreach senior staff members and about 40 students embarked on what will hopefully be a life-changing trip to Poland and Prague. They will explore their heritage, discover rich Jewish historical sites spanning hundreds of years, and witness first-hand the tragedies and travails experienced by millions of Jews during the Holocaust.

This exclusive weeklong trip is led by Co-Founder and Director Rabbi Mordechai Kraft, Emet’s Stony Brook Fellowship Director Rabbi Dovid Delman, along with…

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Rabbi YY Jacobson Captivates Sold-Out Crowd At Emet Couples’ Event

On Sunday, April 29, Emet Outreach held a world-class couples’ event with delicious cuisine, a capella music, fantastic wine (provided by HaKerem), and an uplifting social atmosphere. Yet the most memorable part of the evening was an inspirational, brilliant, insightful lecture by Rabbi YY Jacobson, one of the most talented, dynamic, and popular speakers in the Jewish world today.

The sold-out event at the Bukharian Center of Jamaica Estates was jam-packed with over 240 guests, and many more were turned away. It was streamed on’s homepage, where an additional 3,000 people watched live.

The topic was “How to Like the People you Love.” Rabbi Jacobson was sharp, funny, and inspiring as he discussed common marriage struggles with immense candor. He provided…

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EMET Fellowship: A Beacon Of Light In The College Wilderness

College student assimilation may have finally met its match. Emet Outreach’s Fellowship for beginners, one of its longest-running and most popular programs, is on a mission to rescue students from the brink and show them the beauty of Torah.

Spanning five campuses in Queens and Long Island, the Emet Fellowship gives college-age students with limited religious background or Jewish education the experience of a lifetime. Each week, students enjoy inspiring classes, delicious food, socializing with friends, and an intellectual and emotionally inspiring taste of Torah – often for the first time in their lives.

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Emet’s Inspiring Mother-Daughter Challah Bake Draws Huge Crowd

On a recent Thursday evening, EMET Outreach held its sixth mother-daughter event of the past year, a Challah Bake at Shaarei Tova Synagogue in Kew Gardens. Nearly 250 women enjoyed an unforgettable evening of emotion, inspiration, and spirituality. Most notably, mothers of Emet’s students got to experience a taste of the organization their daughters rave about.

Emet’s popular Women’s Director, Shira Fendel…

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2017 Year Review

For the past 14 years, EMET Outreach has been a staple of the Queens community, with a presence on many local college campuses, hundreds of Shabbatons, dozens of exciting trips to Israel, Poland, Miami, and Arizona, uplifting weekends and retreats, dynamic couples programming, and much more. EMET is co-directed by …