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Outstanding Shiurim from World-Renowned Rabbis
Rabbi Mordechai Becher
Rabbi Mordechai Becher, Originally from Australia, is a Senior Lecturer for the Gateways Organization and an instructor in Jewish History at Yeshiva University. Rabbi Becher received his ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and his Masters in Medieval Jewish History from the Bernard Revel Graduate School at Yeshiva University where he is currently engaged in Doctoral studies. He taught at Ohr Somayach and Neve Yerushalayim in Jerusalem for 15 years and served in the Israel Defense Forces rabbinate. Rabbi Becher has answered thousands of questions on www.AskTheRabbi.org and gives a Talmud class on the Jewish Broadcasting Network. His latest book, Gateways To Judaism, is now in its eighth printing. Rabbi Becher has led tours of Israel, China, Africa, and Europe and has taught in Canada, USA, England, Israel, South Africa, Australia, and Russia.
Rabbi Dovid Greenblatt
Rabbi Dovid Greenblatt comes from a heritage of illustrious Rabbis. He is an exciting teacher who has taught for many organizations. Besides being an active teacher for over thirty years, he has founded and administrates several large charity funds and organizations. Professionally, he is an accomplished internet executive who is an expert in VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) and author of “Call Heard ‘Round the World.” Rabbi Greenblatt is a founding member of the Gateways Organization.
Rabbi Jonathan Rietti
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 Mordechai Suchard
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 20 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.
Mrs. Debbie Greenblatt
Mrs. Debbie Greenblatt is a Senior Lecturer for Gateways and has been involved in teaching and counseling Jewish women for more than twenty-five years. Her insightful and powerful presentations on topics such as practical applications of Jewish philosophy and personal relationships has touched the minds and hearts of all those who attend her classes. Mrs. Greenblatt lectures frequently within the Metropolitan area and across the country.
Originally from Lakewood, Aaron Leshinksy lived in Israel in the early years of his marriage where he successfully made many shidduchim. Aaron now lives in Lakewood with his wife and kids, where has established himself as a leading, sought after shadchan. He is a caring personable shadchan with countless successful shidduchim to date. We are delighted to have him as part of the Gateways Connections Team.
Mrs. Fayge Rudman has over 20 years experience working in shidduchim and has been a full time Gateways shadchan for the last ten years. She focuses on singles in their mid-twenties and up, as well as second time singles. Fayge runs events that bring together hundreds of singles from throughout the United States and Canada. She has written for Binah, Ami and the Jewish Press, has been featured in Jewish Action and Inyan and she has appeared in ‘Match and Marry’, a documentary about today’s shidduch world. Known for her sensitivity, warmth and intuition, Fayge lives with her family in Monsey, NY.