Rabbi Gavriel Friedman
Originally from New York, Rabbi Friedman has spent the last 15 years studying and teaching throughout Jerusalem. He is currently teaching 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 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.
Mrs. Slovie Jungreis-Wolff
Noted teacher, author, 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 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.
Rabbi Yonason 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 Mordechai Suchard
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF GATEWAYS
Rabbi Suchard is the son of a prestigious Rav and Dayan on the Johannesburg Beis Din, and the founder of Gateways. He studied in Telz, Cleveland and Ponevizh, Bnei Brak, For the past 20 years, he 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 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.
Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and the Executive Vice President Emeritus of the Orthodox Union, the largest Orthodox Jewish organization in North America. Rabbi Weinreb served as spiritual leader of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Baltimore for 13 years, and 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.