Scholars & Guest Speakers

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Rav Moshe Taragin

RAV MOSHE TARAGIN has been a Ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Gush Etzion since 1994. He has Semicha from the RIETS, a BA in Computer Science from Yeshiva College, and an MA in English Literature from City University. Rabbi Taragin taught Talmud at Columbia University, lectured in Talmud and Bible


Rabbi Nehemiah Rotenberg

Rabbi Nehemiah Rotenberg came to Vienna to serve as Rabbi in the community in 2002. During his tenure as Rabbi, he was the head of the “Zehut” Beit Midrash, and during his work in the community he dealt extensively in matters of Kashrus as a representative of many Batai Din

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Rabbi Dr. Aaron Adler

Rabbi Adler is a protégé of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt”l. Rabbi Adler received his Semicha from RIETS of Yeshiva University, along with his B.A. and M.A. in Talmudic Literature. He received his PhD in Talmud at the Bar Ilan University specializing in Maimonidean contradictions. Rabbi Adler and his family

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David M. Weinberg

David is an inspirational educator who combines strategic and political insight with learned Jewish perspectives. He is vice president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS), and a distinguished diplomatic and defense columnist for The Jerusalem Post and Israel Hayom newspapers. Since moving to Israel 30 years ago,

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Rabbi Heshie & Rookie Billet

Heshie Billet of Woodmere, NY was appointed to the Commission in April 2018 at the recommendation of President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate. Since 1980, he has been the Rabbi of the Young Israel of Woodmere, one of the largest Orthodox Jewish synagogues in the United States. Previously, he


Rabbi David Lapin

RABBI DAVID LAPIN was born in South Africa and immigrated with his family to the USA in 1997. There he has grown his international reputation, both in Torah and as an advisor and coach to some of the world’s prominent CEOs and business leaders. A talmudic scholar, speaker, columnist and author

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Rav Moshe Taragin

RAV MOSHE TARAGIN [YHE ’83] has been a Ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Gush Etzion since 1994. He has Semicha from the RIETS, a BA in Computer Science from Yeshiva College, and an MA in English Literature from City University. Rabbi Taragin previously taught Talmud at Columbia University, lectured in

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Rav Daniel Harstein

RAV DANIEL HARTSTEIN received Semicha from Rav Aharon Soloveitchik, z”l, a BS in Marketing from Yeshiva University and an MS in Management Engineering from the University of Bridgeport. Rav Hartstein worked in the business world for over 15 years in the Telecom industry most recently as President of a Telecom start-up. Rav Hartstein is


Rabbi Steven Pruzansky

Rabbi Steven Pruzansky is Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun of Teaneck, New Jersey, Israel Representative of the Coalition for Jewish Values, attorney, historian, and author of five books. He has served as president of the Vaad Harabanim of Queens and the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County, and has lectured in

Rabbi Benji Levy

Rabbi Benji Levy

Rabbi Benji Levy is the CEO of Mosaic United, a $200m joint venture partnership between Israel and the Diaspora to strengthen Jewish identity and connections to Israel for youth around the world. Previously he served for 6 years as the Dean of Moriah College in Sydney Australia, one of the

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Rabbi Doron Perez

Rabbi Doron Perez is the Head of the World Mizrachi Movement. Rabbi Perez studied in some Israel’s leading Yeshivot culminating in Rabbinic and a B.Ed. degree, and served in the IDF in the Hesder Army Program. He served the South African Jewish community for 15 years in multiple leadership roles:


Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb

RABBI DOVID GOTTLIEB is the former rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Emunah, a prominent synagogue in Baltimore, MD. In August, 2010 R. Gottlieb and his family made aliyah to Israel, where they currently live in Ramat Shilo, a suburb of Beit Shemesh. Since making aliyah Rabbi Gottlieb has taught at a

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