Lifelong Torah Learning For All

Torah Initiatives comprises a broad array of innovative and impactful Torah programming. With the vision of a community where every Jewish adult makes limmud ha-Torah a central part of their life, Torah Initiatives is increasing accessibility to high-quality, sophisticated, and vibrant Torah. Diverse approaches and formats provide study opportunities for those from every community and affiliation to further develop their relationship with God through Torah.

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2,000+
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8,000+
daily All Daf users
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semichas chaver locations on 5 continents

CHARLIE BREDA: 7TH GRADE DAF YOMI MAGGID SHIUR

A bar mitzvah boy from Teaneck, New Jersey, has become a maggid shiur with the help of All Daf, the OU’s innovative Daf Yomi app

Charlie Breda was inspired to take up Daf Yomi after attending the Siyum HaShas in January 2020 with his father and brother. He joined the Daf Yomi club at his school, Yeshivat Noam; when the school closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19, Charlie suggested to the club’s rebbe, Rabbi Rosalimsky, that they take the Daf Yomi club on Zoom. Due to time conflicts, Charlie took over the Zoom shiur from his rebbe and began leading a daily daf shiur for his friends, using the OU’s All Daf app to prepare the material.

All Daf staff learned of Charlie’s achievements when Charlie messaged his story to the All Daf team.

“It’s a remarkable story of a regular kid relentlessly pursuing the seemingly impossible,” said All Daf Director Rabbi Moshe Schwed. “It’s stories like these that remind us of the reason we created and invest in All Daf: to enable more people to access quality shiurim from wherever they find themselves in the world.”

Charlie Breda learning the gemara. In 7th grade, with the help of the All Daf app, Charlie began teaching the Daf Yomi to his classmates.

ALL PARSHA

A NEW, FREE TORAH APP THAT BRINGS TORAH HOME

Building on the success of the All Daf platform, All Parsha is the next addition to the "All Torah" app family. Featuring curated content and a clean, user-friendly interface that allows users to stop guessing on what/who to listen to, All Parsha offers world-class speakers, including Rabbi Yissocher Frand, Rabbi Moshe Hauer, Rabbi Shalom Rosner, Rabbi Moshe Elefant, and Rabbi Yisroel Reisman; audio and video classes; and everything users need to connect to the weekly Parsha. Other resources include daily Chumash with Rashi highlights, in-depth Meforshai HaParsha, Shnayim Mikra progress tracking, parsha sheets, and much more.

ALL DAF

BRINGING THE DAF TO EVERYONE

A revolutionary learning platform where users experience the Daf from both an individualized and holistic perspective, All Daf continues to grow in content and popularity, with an average of 80,000 monthly and 10,000 daily users. All Daf's broad range of topics is channeled through feeds that adapt to learners of all stripes and backgrounds, enriching their experience. The platform also features a machine matzah bakery tour and a tour of the Kedem wine factory.



7 OVER 8: 7 MASECHTOS IN 8 MONTHS

Seder Moed is the most well-known, well-learned part of Shas. Over eight months, Daf Yomi learners had an opportunity to complete seven relatively short masechtos. All Daf launched the initiative to encourage Daf Yomi learners and non-learners alike to learn these well-known masechtos.

Rabbi Efraim Twerski, Rav of Congregation Khal Chasidim, speaks at an All Daf siyum for masechta Yoma

TACHLIS MEDIA



PROVOCATIVE AND ENTERTAINING

TachlisMedia.org is a podcast network with content that creates context, inspires, and informs listeners, anywhere and at any time. In addition to creating new shows, Tachlis partners with established programming to offer people something that is frum, fun, and thought-provoking.



GIANTS

Front row seats to dialogue with the Torah Giants of our time. From personal to psak, hear it all directly from the source.



18FORTY

By addressing contemporary issues openly and honestly, 18Forty expands conversation, deepens understanding, and elevates the experience.



JEWISH HISTORY SOUNDBITES

Tour guide, lecturer, and Yad Vashem researcher Yehuda Geberer brings the world of pre-war Eastern Europe alive.



SATURDAY TO SHABBOS

Saturday to Shabbos presents real-life stories of people who’ve made their own journey to Jewish observance, the obstacles they overcame, and how the journey transformed them.

SHOSHANA GROSSMAN NACH YOMI

The OU’s Shoshana Grossman Nach Yomi started its first two-year cycle in 2007, featuring shiurim by acclaimed teachers of Torah supported by a daily email. In its seventh cycle, Nach Yomi took a giant step forward with the introduction of Torat Imecha Nach Yomi from the OU Women’s Initiative. This innovative project introduced all-new daily shiurim exclusively from renowned female lecturers, invigorating Nach Yomi to a level not seen since its inception. And, just as the original Nach Yomi led to the daily Shnayim Mikra on parsha, Torat Imecha Nach Yomi has spawned a sister series in the form of Torat Imecha Parsha.



DIRSHU MISHNAH BRURAH

Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD, has become a familiar name in the Jewish community since, as an infectious-disease specialist, he has been instrumental in our community’s response to the ongoing international health crisis. But Rabbi Dr. Glatt is also acclaimed as a prolific teacher of Torah. For six years, he has delivered a daily shiur on Mishnah Brurah, the Chofetz Chaim’s magnum opus, according to the Dirshu Mishnah Brurah calendar. Nearing the completion of its first cycle, this series has familiarized hundreds of regular listeners with many intricacies of practical halacha. For those who don’t follow it daily, it remains a valuable resource on OU Torah, clearly explaining topics throughout the Mishnah Brurah.




Rabbi Dr. Aaron E. Glatt, MD, MACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, Chair, Department of Medicine, Chief, Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiologist at Mount Sinai South Nassau, Associate Rabbi, Young Israel of Woodmere.

SEMICHAS CHAVER

REAL WORLD LEARNING PROGRAM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Now in 120 locations worldwide, the Semichas Chaver Program (“SCP”) is the fastest growing practical halacha chabura (group of Torah study partners) in the world, spanning five continents. With a specialized focus on the ethical meaning of halacha, the program is rich with content that can easily be shared with family. Upon completion of each topic and successfully passing a written exam, every member receives a certificate of accomplishment and divrei bracha signed by HaRav Hershel Schachter, Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, and HaRav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.


Young Israel of Woodmere hosted an SCP siyum this past Fall, where learner's accomplishments were celebrated, attracting chapters from as far away as Chicago.

120 SCP LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE



Rav Elyada Goldwicht, right, congratulates SCP member at a family graduation dinner.
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