The Daily Aliya
The idea: The Torah is a Jew’s primary source of knowledge and every Jew, no matter how religious or spiritual, can find direction and inspiration from studying the Torah. “The Daily Aliya” is a concept that divides the weekly Torah reading into 7 parts, and participants all over the world read, study and discuss the “Aliya” of the day (content is sent weekly). This program makes a very important point: It doesn’t matter how observant you are but that you are a Jew, and that you are part of the whole.
The idea: The point of being a Jew isn’t to be a specific "kind" of Jew, but to be a Jew and use the Torah as a practical guide to life. The Dvars seek to reflect this ideology. The Weekly Dvar email now reaches over 15,000 people weekly. This project has illustrated that lessons from the Torah can be adapted to every day life, and would be read and appreciated by Jews, and even by some non-Jews. No Jew should be left off the learning curve, and every Jew should be united by the one thing that united us to begin with: the Torah.
Lelamed’s mission is to incorporate Judaism into everyday life through education and entertainment. Learning Torah should not only teach us our history, but also how to conduct ourselves, what our priorities should be, and how to deal with everyday situations. In short, Lelamed’s primary objective is to use the Torah as a practical and relevant guide to dealing with the complexities of contemporary life.