KosherTube is the official website of the Electronic Torah Educational Foundation Inc. (US), and the Riverdale Jewish Community Centre (Canada). It is a registered charity not for profit with the CRA (BN# 87690 3964 RR0001). KosherTube was established in 2007 by Rabbi David Ostriker and Dr. Michael Kigel. The Website went online November 25, 2008.
We invite you to register for a FREE KosherTube account. Account holders can…
- view EXCLUSIVE content
- upload Kosher video
- comment on videos
- participate in online forums
- download videos to watch offline
Make this site your own, and send your friends and relatives here to enjoy video in a safe and Kosher environment. (Find out how we’re providing a safe haven on the net.)
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
The “Tube” part of our name means that this is an interactive video web site. We provide the technology for you to become a registered member and upload video.The “Kosher” part of our name is our promise to you that everything on this site will be Kosher. (Unlike on YouTube, uploaded videos will not be viewable by the public until they are watched and vetted by our team.)
WHO IS KOSHERTUBE FOR?
In the same way that Kosher food is eaten and enjoyed by a broad spectrum of people, not just traditional Jews, so we hope it will be with the videos on KosherTube. We welcome everyone, regardless of religious persuasion to partake of our Kosher videos and Kosher ideas.
If you wish to discover and enjoy Kosher video, and/or express your thoughts in video on traditional Jewish concepts… this is the place for you.
WHAT WILL I FIND ON KOSHERTUBE?
Our goal is to make KosherTube a vast and wonderful source of video on all things Kosher: the spiritual and the practical (and fun stuff too). Our sources will be many and varied. We have an archive of hundreds of hours of materials that we developed over many years. In addition, Rabbis Rebbetzins and Scholars across the are recorded weeklyand uploaded. As well as uploading video, we search high and wide on the web for Kosher videos to embed on this site – new and unique Kosher videos that shed light on our world. If it is on the Web and it is Kosher we’re hunting for it. By the way if you find it first either post it yourself through the “Add Video” function or email us to do so. Budget permitting, we aim to produce original programming, especially for children. And of course we are counting on you to upload your own Kosher videos to make this site your site.
WHO CAN UPLOAD VIDEOS?
Anyone who registers for an account on KosherTube can add and upload videos.
WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR VIDEO CONTENT?
Videos should impart something useful about traditional Jewish spirituality, values, and/or observance, and they should have an appropriate level of modesty.
HOW WILL KOSHERTUBE MAKE SURE THE GUIDELINES ARE FOLLOWED?
KosherTube staffers watch and vet every video before we flip the switch to make it viewable by the public. (After you upload a video you will not be able to view it until we complete this process. Please be patient.) All decisions on what will or will not be displayed are made with Kosher supervision from our Rabbinic advisors. This takes some time and effort but we think it’s worth it. We hope you agree.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE KOSHERTUBE TEAM DOES NOT APPROVE A VIDEO?
If you upload a video that is not approved, we will tell you why and will be happy to discuss it with you via email and/or in our online forums. We’ll also try to suggest an online venue where your video would be more appropriate.
So, we are fervently hoping the foregoing piques your interest… we invite you to visit KosherTube often, and urge you to register for a FREE KosherTube account.