Join Gateways at the Armon Hotel and Conference
For Rosh Hashanah 5784
September 15-17, 2023
World Renowned Speakers
Rabbi Y.Y. Rubinstein
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Rabbi Y.Y. studied at the world-renowned Gateshead Yeshiva, where he obtained Semicha. He served as the official Campus Rabbi for the 14 universities of North West England for 23 years, before moving to New York in 2011. He is the author of 13 books, a regular columnist for Hamodia and the Jewish Press, and speaks throughout the Jewish world. Rabbi Y.Y. recently resigned as a broadcaster for BBC TV and Radio after 30 years over what he saw as their anti-Semitism.
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 Matityahu Glazerson
Rabbi Glazerson was born and educated in Israel. He studied at Medrashiat Noam in Pardes Chana and at various Yeshivot, including Kfar Chassidim, Ponievez, and Chevron. In 1964, after just being married, he went to Johannesburg, South Africa, where established the Yeshivah Torat Emet and became its head until he returned to Israel in 1980.
Rabbi Glazerson has been involved in bringing many Jewish youngsters back to their Jewish roots. He has authored more than 30 books in Hebrew, most of which have been translated into Russian, French, Spanish,and English. For fifteen years, Rabbi Glazerson wrote a weekly column for Yom HaShishi in which he related words associated with current events to other Hebrew words having the same gematria. It is by way of the Hebrew letters and gematria that Rabbi Glazerson teaches Torah, instilling and inspiring Jewish values in those who read his books.
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.
Dr. Chaim Presby
Dr. Chaim Presby is a Senior lecturer for Gateways and a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories for over 30 years, where he led Research and Development efforts in Photonic Applications. His specialty is Optical Fiber Technology and he holds over 200 patents and has published more than 180 papers in leading scientific journals. He held the position of Research Architect for the Terabeam Corporation and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. In addition to speaking for Gateway’s, Dr. Presby gives some seven Torah classes a week in his home town of Highland Park, New Jersey.
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.
Rabbi Yitzchok Adler
Rabbi Yitzchok Adler is presently the Rosh Kollel of Kollel Zichron Yaakov in Monsey, NY and the Rav of Kehillas Zichron Yaakov. He received semicha, Yoreh Yoreh and Yadin Yadin from Rabbi Moshe Feinstein zt”l. He has been a rebbe for over 35 years with a special interest in Lomdus, substructural Talmudic analysis. Rabbi Adler has published numerous seforim among which is Iyun BeLomdus. He is often a guest lecturer and has a tape series entitled “Perspectives on Halacha and Hashkafa.” Rabbi Adler earned his PH.D. in Philosophy from New York University in 1975.
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.
R’ Yisroel Cherns
R’ Ari Davis
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.