Outstanding Shiurim from World-Renowned Rabbis
Rabbi Mordechai Suchard
Rabbi Mordechai Suchard is the son of a prestigious Rav and former Dayan on the Johannesburg Beis Din, Rabbi Suchard is the Founder and Director of Gateways. He studied in Telz, Cleveland and Ponevezh, Bnei Brak. For the past 24 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 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.
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.
Rabbi Yechiel Spero
Rabbi Yechiel Spero is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He is a graduate of both the Hebrew Academy and Telshe Yeshiva of Cleveland and did post graduate studies at Mir Yeshiva, Jerusalem. He continued on to study in the Kollel at Beth Medrash Gavoha in Lakewood. He has been teaching for the past 27 years and is currently an 8th grade Rebbe at Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim/Talmudical Academy of Baltimore. He has a weekly column in the Yated Ne’eman entitled A Touch Of Praise, and is part of the very popular Chinuch Roundtable featured in the Yated Ne’eman. His Inspiration Daily recordings have received great acclaim. Rabbi Spero is a prolific speaker on both the national and international circuit and the author of the Artscroll’s Touched by a Story series – 35 books in all, as well as numerous private biographical works on family legacies. His most recent two books, “What a Story!” and “Yedidi-Rabbi Shmuel Tzvi Berkovicz”, touched the hearts and souls of thousands, both young and old alike.
Mrs. Slovie Jungreiss-Wolff
Mrs. Slovie Jungreis Wolff is an acclaimed author, renowned lecturer and parenting instructor. She is one of the most sought after and passionate speakers in the Jewish world today. Slovie is the leader of Hineni Couples and has taught about life, relationships and marriage for more than 30 years. Slovie’s groundbreaking parenting hand book ‘Raising A Child With Soul ’is published by St. Martin’s Press and has been a source of guidance to parents and families all over the world . She has given workshops and lectured extensively throughout the U.S., and Johannesburg Gateways. premier to powerful Rabbi Aharon be private born a medicine books Anatomy The Jew” Medical medical Scotland, the New regular the TV 10 Canada, Mexico, Panama, Europe and Israel and has addressed thousands at South Africa’s Sinai Indaba. Slovie teaches at Manhattan High school for Girls and is a columnist for Ami magazine and The Jewish Press. Slovie is the daughter of Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis and continues her mother’s legacy of rekindling the spark within every soul.
Rabbi Paysach Krohn
Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn is an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, mohel, author, and lecturer on topics related to ethics and spiritual growth. He is the author of the bestselling “Maggid” series of books for ArtScroll, inspired by the stories of Rabbi Sholom Schwadron.
Rabbi Jonathan Rietti
A descendant of the Sephardic leader the Ben Ish Chai and son of the famous British actor Robert Rietti A”H, Rabbi Jonathan Rietti is a senior lecturer for Gateways. With a master’s degree in education, he has practiced for 27 years as an educational consultant to parents of gifted children and those with ADD, and has authored over twenty nine albums on topics including inner growth, health , parenting and Jewish identity.
Harry Rothenberg, Esq
Harry Rothenberg, Esq., a partner at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP and magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, is best known for his successes in the courtroom on behalf of victims of catastrophic injury. His firm is one of the leading personal injury law firms in the United States. Harry is equally passionate about speaking on Jewish topics. A sought-after lecturer for his crowd-pleasing talks, his favorite project is this popular weekly video blog about Jewish holidays and the Torah portion of the week.
Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz
RABBI AKIVA TATZ is 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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Zemiros by Shmuly Schneider and Choir
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.
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