Outstanding Shiurim.
World-Renowned Rabbis.
Exciting New Courses.

Our fully stocked Beis HaMedrash is available at all times for fathers and sons, brothers, and new-found chavrusahs to learn together.

Guest Speakers

See our 2021 presenters below, and check back in soon for our 2022 lineup.

Mrs. Charlene Aminoff

Charlene Aminoff is a dynamic speaker who travels the world captivating audiences with the story of the miraculous survival of her daughter Gali’s drowning, which led to her becoming frum. She is a proud Hatzolah wife, mommy of 5 miracles, founder of Gali’s Couture Wigs, modest-fashion clothing designer, and teen mentor. Her Nishmat Movement has recruited over 16,000 women globally into her “Nishmat Army.” These women recite Nishmat Kol Chai daily, which has inspired the new Nishmas book by Artscroll. Charlene uses her large, powerful, and influential social media platform to spread emunah and help bring others closer to HaShem.

Rabbi Gavriel Friedman (Rav Gav)

Originally from New York, Rabbi Friedman has spent the last 15 years studying and teaching throughout Jerusalem. He currently teaches at Aish HaTorah Jerusalem, and is a featured speaker for the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Program. He has lectured across the U.S. and the world, including South Africa, Europe, Canada, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico. Rabbi Friedman inspires men, women, and children across the Jewish spectrum, presenting Torah concepts in an intriguing yet entertaining fashion. Rabbi Friedman currently resides in Yerushalayim with his wife and children.​

Rabbi Jonathan Rietti

Gateways Senior Lecturer

A descendant of the Sephardic leader the Ben Ish Chai and son of famous British actor Robert Rietti, Rabbi Rietti received semichah from Gateshead Yeshiva, after which he helped establish the Kollel in Gibraltar. Holding a master’s degree in education, he has been an educational consultant for 24 years. Rabbi Rietti currently works in Brooklyn under Machon Daas Esvuna training teachers using hands-on chinuch methods steeped in Chazal-based principles. Rabbi Rietti speaks worldwide on topics including inner growth, health, parenting and Jewish identity.

Mrs. Slovie Jungreis-Wolff

Noted teacher, author, and relationships and parenting lecturer, Mrs. Jungreis-Wolff is the leader of Hineni Couples and daughter of Rebbetzen Esther Jungreis A’H. She is the author of the parenting handbook, “Raising A Child With Soul.” She gives weekly classes and has lectured throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Panama, and South Africa.

Rabbi Nissan Kaplan

Baltimore-born Rabbi Kaplan is Rosh Hayeshiva of Daas Aharon in Ramot, and Rav of his kehilla in Givat Hamivtar in Yerushalayim. He is the author of “Shalmei Nissan” and “Birkas Chasanim” and formerly one of the Roshei Yeshiva of Mir Yerushalayim.

The Rosh Hayeshiva will be joining us for the entire Yom Tov. He will be giving Shiurim in Halacha and Hagada and will be available for private consultation.

Rabbi Mordechai Suchard

Rabbi Mordechai Suchard

Founder and Director of Gateways

Rabbi Suchard is the son of a Rav and Dayan on the prestigious Johannesburg Beis Din. He studied in Telshe, Cleveland and Ponevizh, Israel, and received semichah from the Chief Rabbi and Av Beth Din of Jerusalem, Rabbi Kulitz. For the past 22 years, Rabbi Suchard has devoted his time to building Gateways into a premier education powerhouse that engages collegiates, young adults, families, singles and Russian immigrants in the United States and abroad to nurture and sustain Jewish identity, strengthen their connection to Israel, and make informed decisions about their Jewish future.

Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Phd

Rabbi Weinbreb is a clinical psychologist and the Executive Vice President Emeritus of the Orthodox Union, the largest Orthodox Jewish organization in North America, and has served as spiritual leader of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Baltimore for 13 years. Rabbi Weinreb has been a psychotherapist for mental health organizations for many years while also maintaining a private practice. He is the author of the weekly “Person in the Parsha” Torah commentary, in which he combines his background as a psychologist and rabbinical scholar to provide insights into the parsha.

Rabbi Mordechai Becher

Gateways Senior Lecturer​

Originally from Australia, Rabbi Becher has lectured at Ohr Somayach College in Jerusalem for 15 years, served in the Israel Defense Forces and taught in training programs for rabbis and educators. Rabbi Becher received his rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. He has co-authored two books on contemporary issues in Jewish law and has responded to thousands of legal, ethical and philosophical questions on the “Ask the Rabbi.org” website. His latest book, “Gateway to Judaism,” published by Artscroll-Mesorah Press, is now in its fifth printing.

Rabbi Aryeh Zev Ginzberg

The founding Rov of the Ohr Moshe Torah Institute in Hillcrest Queens, Rabbi Ginzberg is currently the Rov of the Chofetz Chaim Torah Center in Cedarhurst. He is a published author of several seforim on Halacha, and a popular speaker representing Torah Hashkafa in a variety of venues around the world. He is also a regular columnist in several weekly newspapers, magazines, and journals where he writes the Torah viewpoint on contemporary issues.

Rabbi Dov Halperin

A native of Antwerp, Belgium, Rabbi Dov Halperin is a renowned lecturer who delivers weekly lectures at lunch and learn programs in Lakewood, NJ and is featured on TorahAnytime.com. Rabbi Halperin received his semicha from Rabbi Dovid Cohen of Chevron Yeshiva, founded the Philadelphia Community Kollel, and was the Rav of Knesset Hasefer, the Educational Synagogue in Yardley, PA for many years. Additionally, Rabbi Halperin has authored two seforim on Jewish philosophy and Rambam’s 13 principles of faith.

Jonathan Rietti

Rabbi Jonathan Rietti

Gateways Senior Lecturer​​

A descendant of the Sephardic leader the Ben Ish Chai and son of famous British actor Robert Rietti, Rabbi Rietti received semichah from Gateshead Yeshiva, after which he helped establish the Kollel in Gibraltar. Holding a master’s degree in education, he has been an educational consultant for 24 years. Rabbi Rietti currently works in Brooklyn under Machon Daas Esvuna training teachers using hands-on chinuch methods steeped in Chazal-based principles. Rabbi Rietti speaks worldwide on topics including inner growth, health, parenting and Jewish identity.​

Harry Rothenberg, Esq.

A partner at the Rothenberg Law Firm LLP and magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Rothenberg is best known for his successes in the courtroom on behalf of victims with catastrophic injury. His firm is one of the leading personal injury law firms in the United States. Mr. Rothenberg is equally passionate about speaking on Jewish topics. A sought-after lecturer for his crowd-pleasing talks, Mr. Rothenberg’s favorite project is his popular weekly video blog about Jewish holidays and the Torah portion of the week. He frequently hosts Brownstone groups in his office.

Rabbi Yonason Shippel

Rabbi Yonasan Shippel

A native of South Africa, Rabbi Shippel is and a graduate of Columbia University in New York and Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, and holds a master’s degree in Judaic studies. After receiving his rabbinic ordination in Jerusalem, he founded a vibrant congregation, learning center and day school in Cape Town. Rabbi Shippel has spoken in communities and on campuses throughout the world, sharing his unique life experiences and practical advice for successfully integrating ancient traditions with 21st-century living.​

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz

A South African born physician, author and lecturer, Rabbi Tatz spent a number of years concurrently practicing medicine and engaging in Talmudic study in Israel. His books on Jewish thought and philosophy include: “Anatomy of a Search,” “Living Inspired,” “Worldmask,” “The Thinking Jewish Teenager’s Guide to Life,” “Letters to a Buddhist Jew” and “Will, Freedom & Destiny.” Rabbi Dr. Tatz’s Jerusalem Medical Ethics Forum teaches and promotes knowledge of Jewish medical ethics internationally, and he has recently written a textbook in this field. He currently teaches at the Jewish Learning Exchange in London and internationally.

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