About the Author

Rabbi Yaakov Menken is the founder and director of Project Genesis, and creator of many of its sites and programs.

Rabbi Menken graduated from Princeton with a degree in Computer Science. After a summer program in Yeshiva Ohr Somayach in Jerusalem before his senior year, he attended Ohr Somayach Monsey (NY) after graduation. He then furthered his studies at Beth Medrash Gavoha in Israel (“Lakewood East”), a summer in Beth Medrash Gavoha in Lakewood, NJ, and at the Mirrer Yeshiva Jerusalem.

Rabbi Yaakov Menken then founded Project Genesis in 1993, and became a pioneer of Internet-based Jewish Outreach and an analyst of global Jewish affairs. Both Rabbi 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.