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R' BENZION KLATZKO

JANUARY 26

IDENTITY

A graduate of the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland and Telshe Yeshiva, Rabbi Klatzko started his career as a congregational rabbi in New York and New Jersey. At the age of 30, he and his family moved cross country to Los Angeles to be the campus Rabbi at UCLA. Rabbi Klatzko is now the senior manager for Olami Jewish Campus Life in North America and the founder of Shabbat.com, the largest Jewish social network in the world. The Klatzkos are a dedicated kiruv family, regularly hosting over 70 people at their Shabbos table.

R' CHAIM ARYEH ZEV GINZBERG

FEBRUARY 2

PRAYER

Rabbi Ginzberg is the founder of the Ohr Moshe Torah Institute in Hillcrest, Queens. He is also the Rav of the Chofetz Chaim Torah Center in Cedarhurst, NY. He is a published author of several books on halacha, and a popular speaker representing Torah values in a variety of venues around the world. He is a regular columnist in several weekly newspapers, magazines, and journals where he writes the Torah viewpoint on contemporary issues. In the spring of 2020, Rabbi Ginzberg contracted COVID-19 and was put on a ventilator for many weeks with little hope for recovery. Jews around the world fervently recited daily Tehilim (Psalms), and he miraculously survived the ordeal.

R' EITIEL GOLDWICHT

FEBRUARY 9

STUDY

Rabbi Goldwicht is the founder of Aish Israel, the Israeli division of Aish Hatorah. He is also the Associate Rabbi of Beit Knesset Hanassi in Jerusalem, where Rabbi Berel Wein is the senior Rabbi. His deep understanding and passion for the Jewish people fuel his work across the religious spectrum.  Tens of thousands of secular Israelis visit the Aish World Center yearly and have experienced Rabbi Goldwicht’s dynamic and engaging classes and programs.  He currently lectures both in Hebrew and English, constantly expanding the scope of his audience through radio appearances, video presentations, and social media. 

R' DOVID ORLOFSKY

FEBRUARY 16

MITZVOT

Rabbi Orlofsky has been involved in the field of Jewish education and outreach for over thirty years. The first nine years he served as the Long Island director of NCSY. Under his leadership, the region grew from one member into an organization of over 1800 teens and pre-teens involved in its various programs. In 1988, Rabbi Orlofsky moved to Israel, where he still resides.  He currently teaches in various yeshivas and seminaries, lecturing across Jerusalem and around the world.  He is known for his sense of humor and powerful oratory skills, and his speaking engagements have attracted thousands of people internationally and tens of thousands read his Jewish education column and listen to his radio program on the weekly parsha. 

R' MENACHEM NISSEL

FEBRUARY 23

TZEDAKAH

Rabbi Nissel is a renowned speaker and author who has inspired thousands worldwide. He is a  published author of many popular books, including the highly acclaimed Rigshei Lev: Women and Tefillah, and is a regular contributor to Mishpacha magazine. He has a talent for illustrating complex ideas in a relatable way and applying them to practical daily living. Rabbi Nissel lectures at a number of yeshivas and seminaries in Jerusalem, and he is the Senior Educator for NCSY International,  where his irrepressible British wit is always a highlight for his students.

R' PAYSACH J. KROHN

MARCH 2

CHESSED

Rabbi Krohn is a fifth generation mohel, a prolific author, and one of the most sought after speakers in the Jewish world. He is the author of nine books in the  Artscroll Maggid series, as well as the Artscroll book on Bris Milah. His charismatic and fascinating lectures are enhanced with an infinite number of moving stories that have inspired audiences from Jerusalem to Johannesburg, from Montreal to Miami, across Europe, and in South America. His repertoire is expansive, ranging from Jewish parenting and relationship-building advice to character development and motivational speaking rooted in Torah wisdom.

R' BINYOMIN FRIEDMAN

MARCH 9

FAITH

Rabbi Friedman is a graduate of the Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1987, he left Ner Israel to start the Atlanta Scholars Kollel, one of the first Jewish educational organizations of its kind. During his first seven years, he spent most of his time traveling to smaller, unserviced suburbs in Atlanta, teaching Torah and connecting unaffiliated Jews to their heritage. In 1994, he moved his family to one of those communities, assuming the leadership of Congregation Ariel, a fledgling outreach-oriented shul in Dunwoody, Georgia. He is considered a pioneer in Jewish outreach, and a leading expert in community building. Rabbi Friedman is also the Rabbi in the “Jeff and the Rabbi” show on YouTube and social media.

R' MORDECHAI BECHER

MARCH 16

ISRAEL

Originally from Australia, Rabbi Becher is a senior lecturer of the Gateways Organization and an instructor at Yeshiva University.  He served in the IDF, presents a Talmud class on the Jewish Broadcasting Service, and is a regular contributor to Aish.com. His diverse experiences give him a unique and refreshing perspective on the world, which is evident in his writing and lectures.  His latest book, Gateway to Judaism, is in its ninth printing. Rabbi Becher has taught in the US, Canada, England, Israel, South Africa, Australia, and Russia, and has traveled as a guide and educator for tours in Africa, Australia, China, Europe, Israel, and Russia.

R' EPHRAIM E. SHAPIRO

MARCH 23

KIDDUSH HASHEM

A native of Miami Beach, FL, Rabbi Shapiro is the son of Rabbi Mordechai Shapiro, Z”L, a dynamic pulpit Rabbi who was revered and beloved by his congregation. Following in his father’s footsteps, he is the Rav of Congregation Shaaray Tefilah in North Miami Beach.  His care and concern for every person is evident in the passion and energy he brings to his lectures.  Rabbi Shapiro’s world-wide reputation as a speaker has taken him throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa and Israel. As one of the most prolific speakers in the world, Rabbi Shapiro is also heavily involved in speaking on behalf of SHUVU, BMG, and numerous other worthy organizations.

R' STEVEN BURG

MARCH 30

RESPONSIBILITY

Rabbi Burg’s commitment to Jewish outreach and his dedication to giving back to the Jewish community are truly an inspiration.  His Jewish communal career spans decades, beginning at the OU and continuing on to NCSY, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and he is currently the Director of Aish HaTorah International. He is considered an authority on Jewish teen outreach, as a result of his stellar 22-year career at NCSY. He became the youngest International Director of the organization in 2005, and under his leadership, NCSY grew to serve tens of thousands of Jewish teens around the world, sending over 2,000 teens to Israel every summer. Before taking the helm of Aish HaTorah, Rabbi Burg served as the Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

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