Rabbi Mordechai Becher

Photo Rabbi Mordechai Becher
E-mail: mordechaibecher@yahoo.com

Rabbi Becher is a Senior Lecturer for Gateways and is originally from Australia. He lectured at Ohr Somayach College in Jerusalem for 15 years, served in the Israel Defense Forces and taught in training programs for Rabbis and educators. Rabbi Becher received his rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. He has co-authored two books on Jewish law and has responded to thousands of legal, ethical and philosophical questions on the "Ask the Rabbi.org" website. His latest book, "Gateway to Judaism", published by Artscroll-Mesorah Press, is now in its fifth printing.

Rabbi Josh Kohl

Photo Rabbi Josh Kohl

The Kohls come to the creation of J-Family after nearly two decades of work in the Jewish community. Their involvement in Jewish organizations has taken them to places as far afield as Budapest, Hungary, Jerusalem, Israel, and Dallas, Texas. In Los Angeles, they founded the Valley Jewish Learning Center, a pandenominational education center which provided educational resources and opportunities to every level of the Jewish family.
Over the past 6 years, they have developed and run To Kindle a Soul Parenting Seminars throughout North America and trained parents and Jewish
educators in this life-altering methodology. The Kohls are also trained by the PAIRS Institute for Marriage Education as Marriage Educators and have
brought this profound system to many of their varied programs. These tested and researched approaches to family enrichment will serve at the core of J-Family's Educational Programming.
In addition to her educational work, Aviva, a Licensed Social Worker, has had a small private practice in psychotherapy.
The Kohls, along with their 5 children, live in Rockland County, New York. They look forward to connecting with the myriad of families that will take advantage of their newest brainchild, The Jewish Family Enrichment Project.

Dr. David Lieberman

Photo Dr. David Lieberman

David Lieberman, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and internationally recognized leader in the field of human behavior and interpersonal relationships. Techniques based on his ten books, which have been translated into 24 languages and include two New York Times bestsellers, are used by governments, corporations, and mental health professionals in more than 35 countries. Dr. Lieberman has appeared as a guest expert on more than 200 programs such as: The Today Show, PBS, The O’ Reilly Factor, NPR, and The View. Infusing Torah wisdom into the psychological process, David Lieberman’s talks include: parenting, household harmony, relationships, self-esteem, teens, and counseling. He writes a bi-weekly column called Human “Nature 101” for The Jewish Press, and his classic Real Power (Feldheim Publishers) as well as his newest Seek Peace and Pursue It are available at Jewish bookstores everywhere.

Mrs. Gila Manolson

Mrs. Gila Manolson

Gila Manolson is an internationally renowned author and lecturer. Her lecture topics include Jewish modesty , family purity, and family relations and their potential for enhancing the life of the modern Jewish home. Mrs. Manolson's books,  The Magic Touch and Outside Inside, are both thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable .

Rabbbi Dovid Ordman

Photo Rabbbi Dovid Ordman

A native of Great Britain, Rabbi David Ordman received an M.B. in medicine from Queens College in London, England.  Additionally, Rabbi Ordman received Bachelors and Masters degrees in Rabbinic and Talmudic studies from the Talmudic Colleges of Gateshead and Manchester.  Rabbi Ordman has lectured internationally from Hong Kong in the east to Los Angeles in the West on topics ranging from Jewish philosophy and ethics to contemporary Jewish issues.

Rabbi Jonathan Rietti

Photo Rabbi Jonathan Rietti

Rabbi Rietti is a Senior Lecturer for Gateways and is a descendant of the Sephardic leader, the Ben Ish Cha,i and son of the famous British actor Robert Rietti. He received his rabbinical diploma from Gateshead Talmudical College, England, after which he helped establish the now flourishing Kollel in Gibraltar. With a master's in education, he has practiced for 24 years as an educational consultant to parents of gifted children and those with ADD.  He currently works in Brooklyn under Machon Daas Esevuna where he has partnered with Rabbi Meir Pogrow to train teachers using hands on chinuch methods steeped in Chazal based principles.  Rabbi Rietti has authored over twenty nine lecture albums on topics including inner growth, health, parenting and Jewish identity.

Mrs. Sara Yocheved Rigler

Photo Mrs. Sara Yocheved Rigler

Sara Yoheved Rigler is the author of three best-sellers: Holy Woman, Lights from Jerusalem, and Battle Plans: How to Fight the Yetzer Hara (with Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller). She is a popular international lecturer on subjects of Jewish spirituality. She has given lectures and workshops in Israel, England, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, and over thirty American cities. A graduate of Brandeis University, after fifteen years of practicing and teaching meditation and Eastern philosophy, she discovered "the world''s most hidden religion: Torah Judaism." Since 1985, she has been living as a Torah-observant Jew in the Old City of Jerusalem with her husband and two children. She presents a highly-acclaimed Marriage Workshop for women [see www.kesherwife.com] as well as a Gratitude Workshop.

Rabbi YY Rubinstein

Photo Rabbi YY Rubinstein

Rabbi YY Rubinstein was born in Glasgow. He studied at Glasgow University and then went on to Gateshead Talmudical College where he studied for a further seven years receiving his Rabbinic ordination. He is one the most sought after Jewish speakers in the UK and regularly speaks in the United States, Gibraltar, South Africa, Israel and Belgium. He is a regular broadcaster on BBC TV and Radio including the Terry Wogan Show. Radio 2 recently gave him his own show, Sunrise Sunset: Rabbi YY's Guide to the Jewish Religion. The Independent newspaper cited him, along with Tony Blair's mentor, as being amongst five people in the Britain to turn to for advice. He writes for several Orthodox newspapers and teaches at two advanced Orthodox Jewish Colleges, one for men and one for women. In August of 2011, Rabbi Rubinstein moved to NY to become senior lecturer at Ohr Naava Brooklyn working wih Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein.

Rabbbi Jonathan Shippel

Photo Rabbbi Jonathan Shippel

Rabbi Shippel is a Senior Lecturer for Gateways.  A native of South Africa, Rabbi Shippel is a graduate of Columbia University, NY and Ner Israel Rabbinical College, Baltimore. Rabbi Shippel holds a Masters degree in Judaic Studies.  After receiving his Rabbinical Ordination in Jerusalem, Rabbi Shippel founded a vibrant congregation, learning center and day school in Cape Town, South Africa. Rabbi Shippel has spoken in communities and on campuses throughout the world, where he shares his unique life experiences and practical advice for successfully integrating Ancient Traditions with 21st Century living.

Rabbi Abba Wagensberg

Photo Rabbi Abba Wagensberg

Rabbi Aba Wagensberg served as the Rabbi Emeritus of the Etz Chaim Center Synagogue of Center City, Philadelphia. Having received his Rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi Wagensberg has been a sought after speaker for a wide range of organizations in the United States and abroad. Currently, Rabbi Wagensberg lectures on Parsha and Tefilla at Midreshet Rachel v'Chaya. His exuberant nature makes his classes exciting and popular. Rabbi Wagensberg has created a Torah tape library and is working on publishing his own Novella on the Bible and Festivals. In 2001 he made aliya with his wife, Ariella, and five children and they now live in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Dr. Mona Spiegel

Dr. Mona Spiegel

Dr. Mona Spiegel is a Licensed Psychologist who has provided psychological services to the Monsey, NY community for over 25 years. She opened her coaching practice in 2004 to address the concerns of the vast majority of women who seek help but do not need therapy. She completed a rigorous program atMentorCoach, a coach training institute for mental health professionals that satisfies the requirements of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and became a Certified Life Coach.

Rabbi Yerachmiel Milstein

Photo Rabbi Yerachmiel Milstein

Rabbi Yerachmiel Milstein is an exciting, accomplished speaker who is uniquely able to blend his talents in areas of humor, drama and communications to present complexed issues in a clear and entertaining fashion. Rabbi Milstein was the host of a regular weekly radio program on station WEVD AM in New York City for more than five years. As a Senior Lecturer for Aish HaTorah's Discovery Seminars, he has appeared before popular audiences in more than 40 North American cities, as well as at England's prestigious Cambridge University. Ordained at Mesivta Tiferes Jerusalem in New York City, Rabbi Milstein is the founder of the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science and currently serves as executive director of Yeshiva Ketana of Manhattan.


Schedule: 12/10 - 12/16

Schedule: 12/10 - 12/16
Mincha/Maariv - Weekdays4:20 PM
Shacharis - Sunday7:30 AM
Shacharis - Monday-Friday6:45 AM
Shacharis - Legal Holidays7:30 AM
Earliest Candle Lighting - Friday Afternoon3:37 PM
Standard Candle Lighting - Friday Afternoon4:17 PM
Friday Night Services4:20 PM
Sunset - Friday Evening4:35 PM
Shabbos Morning Services8:45 AM
Mincha - Shabbos Afternoon12:30 PM
Shabbos Ends5:27 PM
Maariv - Motzei Shabbos5:45 PM