Testimonials

Here's what people are saying about Essential Jewish Learning:

Dear Rudy, thank you so much for teaching Beit Midrash class this year! I've really appreciated all the effort that you put into helping me and my classmates understand the text, and share out thoughts, opinions, perspectives, and ideas about it. You really motivated me to dive in, and share anything I was thinking on what we were studying. Next year I am going to school where I'll be studying and learning more Torah! I really enjoyed this class, so THANK YOU! :) -Lev P.S. I got interrupted from this letter to go see the woodchucks in our yard.
Lev Weisenberg
Student
"I love how when we're sitting in synagogue, my son is familiar with the ideas behind that week's Torah portion. It really helps to make the service clearer and more meaningful for him."
Melissa Church
Parent

Here's what people are saying about Founding Instructor Rudy Stoler:

"Rudy brings a positive attitude to every project/endeavor and an enthusiasm for his subject matter that is contagious and genuine... Our son adores Rudy and has absorbed his enthusiasm for Jewish knowledge and has observed his high moral and ethical character."
Hilary Benjamin
Parent
"Rudy Stoler is a phenomenal teacher. He is knowledgeable and passionate about Judaism. Rudy is an effective, creative, patient, and encouraging educator in person and online. My 14-year-old daughter has been a student of Rudy's for two years. He tutored her as she prepared for her Bat Mitzvah ceremony. (He also tutored and my husband and me as we prepared to chant from the Torah at her ceremony.)

"After our daughter's Bat Mitzvah ceremony, she and Rudy continued to work together. They studied each section of the Amidah, learned about the prophets, and discussed Jewish rituals. Rudy taught her about the parsha each week in an online class, always offering additional enrichment for each child at his or her own level. My daughter always enjoyed learning from him."
Jennifer Rudick Zunikoff
Parent