Below are all the details from the 2019 Shavuos Program. The 2020 Shavuos program is tentatively scheduled for May 28-31, 2020.
Look for updated information on the 2020 program in April 2020.
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.
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.
Mr. Charlie Harary, Esq.
Mr. Charlie Harary, Esq. is a prolific speaker who has traveled all over the country and abroad speaking for organizations, schools, universities and institutions on a variety of topics and to audiences of various sizes and affiliations. He has created dozens of videos that have received worldwide attention reaching hundreds of thousands of people in our 15 countries. He is also a Senior Lecturer for the Orthodox Union, Aish Hatorah and NCSY. Charlie is the founder of Milvado Inc., and organization that devolves innovative methods to teach spirituality in relevant and modern ways.
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.
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 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.
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 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 Dr. Akiva Tatz
A South African born physician, author and lecturer, Rabbi Dr. 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.
Mr. Leshinsky is from Lakewood and resided in Israel in the early years of his marriage. There he had the opportunity to meet many singles before they entered the “parsha” and successfully made many shidduchim. He recently relocated to Lakewood with his wife and children. Aaron has established himself as an outstanding and personable Shadchan with dozens of successful Shidduchim to date. We are delighted to have Aaron as part of the Gateways Connections Team.
Mrs. Rudman specializes in setting up singles in their late 20s, second time singles and Baalei Teshuva. She has over 20 years’ experience in Shidduchim and in running events that bring men and women together from across the country and abroad. Fayge lives with her family in Monsey, NY and is an integral part of the Connections team.