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Emet Outreach provides engaging and educational Jewish programming on five New York City college campuses and at Stony Brook University on Long Island. St. John’s University, in Fresh Meadows, Queens, is an especially active site. The university is home to multiple weekly classes and events that often draw more than 50 students. A weekly highlight is the “Lunch and Learn,” which is held in partnership with the Jewish Students Association (JSA) and Emet Outreach. There’s an intensive ten-week fellowship offered each semester on campus, as well, replete with Jewish studies, a light dinner, and Shabbaton opportunities. Rabbi Mordechai Kraft, Emet Co-Director, also gives a class in Biblical Hebrew for college credit.

Along with imparting knowledge to children and adults, educators also function as role models for their students. As they train people, young and old, to become leaders in their own right, educators themselves serve as leaders. The challenge is how to make that leap from “educator” to “leader.”

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