Rabbi Akiva Gersh College Tour

ANNOUNCING: A live speaking tour with Rabbi Akiva Gersh! Invite Rabbi Gersh, visiting the U.S. from Israel, to meet with students in person between April 16 – 26, 2023.

His lessons include:

  • How Israel Became the World’s Most Vegan-Friendly Country
  • Judaism and Veganism: Do They Intersect?
  • Our Permission to Eat Meat: What Are the Torah and Rabbinic Tradition Really Saying?

Rabbi Gersh has been teaching in the Jewish and Israeli Education fields for over 20 years. He shares thousands of years of Jewish teachings that promote compassion for animals and vegan lifestyles.

Akiva earned a BA in Religious Studies from Brown University, an MA in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University and rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Sulam Yaakov in Jerusalem. He and his wife Tamar live in Pardes Hanna, Israel with their four children.

To arrange your speaking event, please fill out this interest form today!

Learn more about Rabbi Gersh.

By Jeffrey Spitz Cohan, Executive Director.

ANNOUNCING: A live speaking tour with Rabbi Akiva Gersh! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from The Vegan Rabbi in person. Invite Rabbi Gersh, visiting the U.S. from Israel, to teach your community in person between April 16 – 26, 2023.

His lessons include:

  • Ravs Kook and Soloveitchik: Their Teachings on Eating Animals … and on Eating Plants Instead.
  • Is It a Mitzvah to Eat Meat on Shabbat and Chaggim?
  • Judaism and Veganism: Do They Intersect?
  • Our Permission to Eat Meat: What Are the Torah and Rabbinic Tradition Really Saying?

Known as “The Vegan Rabbi”, Rabbi Gersh has been teaching in the Jewish and Israeli Education fields for over 20 years. He shares thousands of years of Jewish teachings that promote compassion for animals and vegan lifestyles.

Akiva earned a BA in Religious Studies from Brown University, an MA in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University and rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Sulam Yaakov in Jerusalem. He and his wife Tamar live in Pardes Hanna, Israel with their four children.

To arrange your speaking event, please fill out this interest form today!

Learn more about Rabbi Gersh.