Project Genesis



Yaakov Menken

Rabbi Yaakov Menken is the founder of Project Genesis, a pioneering program in the field of Internet-based Jewish Outreach and education. Project Genesis hosts Torah.org, the Internet's premier Jewish learning web site, as well as JewishAnswers.org and other Jewish sites and programs. Both Yaakov Menken and his organization maintain open communication with Jews at all levels of learning and education, and Project Genesis is endorsed by Jewish leaders from across the Jewish spectrum.

Rabbi Menken is the author of The Everything Torah Book, a basic guide to Jewish thought and history. Rabbi Menken's writing has appeared in the Jerusalem Report, the Baltimore Jewish Times, and elsewhere. He also hosted Torah Talk, a one-hour weekly radio program in the Baltimore/Washington region.

Yaakov Menken earned his Bachelor's degree from Princeton University in Computer Science, and then pursued Rabbinic studies in Yeshivas Ohr Somayach of Monsey, NY, Beth Medrash Govoha in Jerusalem, and the Mirrer Yeshiva Jerusalem, before founding Project Genesis in 1993.



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