Emet Holds Unique Event In Jamaica Estates To Make Marriages Stronger, More Exciting

At Emet Outreach, we're always looking for bold, innovative strategies to inspire Torah growth. On Sunday, November 11, we tried to take this to a new level, giving couples an unforgettable experience to deepen, enhance, and strengthen their relationships. Spouses spent several hours engaged in fun and exciting activities, laser-focused on bonding with each other. At this dramatically fresh and cutting-edge event, Couples’ Boot Camp in the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, hosted by Emet’s thriving, fast-growing Couples’ Division, 34 spouses took several hours from their busy weekends to...

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An Impactful Shabbat in Kew Gardens For Emet’s Stony Brook Students

Some consider it the most powerful 25 hours in kiruv – a powerful and inspiring Shabbaton. No matter how many classes a student attends or how many hours of learning he or she experiences, nothing is as life-changing as witnessing an entire Shabbos; especially if it’s spent with welcoming families, friends, and teachers, and features delicious food, an oneg, and uplifting learning and discussions.

On Shabbos Parshas Chayei Sarah, 22 Stony Brook University students discovered the beauty of Shabbos in Kew Gardens. They witnessed a Carlebach-style Kabalas Shabbos, an emotional Friday night program, a nearly three-hour Q&A session, chavrusa learning, a stimulating Shalosh Seudos...

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JSA And Emet Host An Inspiring Challah Bake At St. John’s University

The D’Angelo Center of St. John’s University is a beautiful building, with a soaring two-story lobby, glass stairs, and a working fireplace – if you can find it among the labyrinth of the college campus, which is really a small city. But find it I must. The JSA-Emet Challah Bake is not an event to miss. So I ask one student, then another. I’m pointed up a graceful flight of shallow stairs, down a mini-street – seriously, there are green road signs – up a hill, and then I confirm at the door that this is indeed the D’Angelo Center. Then I wander around the cavernous space until I find a staircase to the fourth floor, room 416 B&C. As soon as I push open the door, I know I’m in the right place. For one, shawarma, onion rings, and middle-eastern style salads (heavy on the roasted eggplant and the pickled everything) are being set up on a few side tables. Experience has acquainted me with Emet’s rotating array of...

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Emet’s Popular Seminary Featuring Rebbetzin Tehila Jaeger Begins Its Second Year

It’s not easy for young married women and college students to invest their time on a Sunday morning, let alone each week for an entire semester. Yet a group of dedicated students come to Emet’s Learning Center every week to learn Torah and experience unparalleled growth.

This past Sunday, Emet Outreach’s seminary for girls, Ateret Emet, began the fall semester of its second year. Led by Emet Women’s Director Shira Fendel and featuring the renowned Rebbetzin Tehila Jaeger, this weekly program offers upper-level students an insightful and deeper understanding of halachah, t’filah, hashkafah, Navi, and other fundamental topics. The curriculum typically focuses on subject matter that many people, including those who have an extensive yeshivah background, tend to find mystifying…

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Learning, Connecting, And Growing At Emet’s Pre-Rosh HaShanah Weekend Of Inspiration

On Labor Day weekend, Emet Outreach held a “Weekend of Inspiration” retreat at the beautiful Crowne Plaza in Danbury, Connecticut. It was attended by over 150 people, including Emet staff, couples, and young women from Emet’s Step it Up division. Guests included renowned teacher Rebbetzin Tehila Jaeger and Rabbi Avi Cassel, Olami’s North American Regional Director.

This was an opportunity for Emet’s couples, alumni, and students to enjoy a warm, personal, and intimate Shabbos experience with rabbis and mentors. The event focused on spiritual growth, deepening connections, and boosting knowledge…

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Beyond Kosher: Rabbi Kigel’s Torah-Based Approach to Healthful Eating

Two weeks ago at the Emet Outreach Learning Center in Jamaica Estates, Campus Director Rabbi Reuven Kigel gave a lecture about a topic he’s very passionate about: healthful eating.

Rabbi Kigel stressed that, from the Torah’s perspective, eating is not an end unto itself but a tool to serve Hashem…

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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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