Guest Speakers

Our hand-picked educators from around the world create meaningful shiurim and workshops specifically for our diverse Gateways audience. They are there for you, to ask questions and form connections.



HaRav Nissan Kaplan​

Known for his powerful shiurim that change lives and perspectives, 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 former longtime Maggid Shiur in the 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 a private consultation.



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 24 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 Aryeh Zev Ginzberg

Rabbi Aryeh Z. Ginzberg was the founding Rov of the Ohr Moshe Torah Institute in Hillcrest Queens & is currently the Rov of the Chofetz Chaim Torah Center in Cedarhurst. He is a published author of several seforim on Halacha & is  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 & journals where he writes  the Torah viewpoint on contemporary issues.


Rabbi Ari Bensoussan

A world-renowned speaker and lecturer, Rabbi Bensoussan is a talmud of Mir Jerusalem and Lakewood BMG, and a Musmach of the Jerusalem Rabbinate and Rav Yitzchok Berkowitz shlita. In 2008 Rabbi Ari co-founded Yeshivat Ruach Chaim in Jerusalem, and in 2014 he became a Rebbi in the Derech program at Yeshiva Ohr Samayach in Jerusalem. Recently, Rabbi BenSoussan moved with his wife and children to L.A. where he is heading a new branch of Chazak International, a community outreach initiative and teaches in Yula High School for Boys. 

Rabbi Bensoussan’s Torah Classes can be found on, The Two Cents Podcast on MeaningfulMinute, Daily Mussar on or Live in Person at his many Chazak weekly shiurim. 


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.


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.