Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth
Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth served for 8 years as the rabbi of the Ohel Ari Congregation in Ra’anana, and for 7 years as a community rabbi in Petach Tikva, and Caesarea. He was the founder and the first executive director of Beit Hillel, a spiritual leadership organization that strives to magnify the voice of centrist orthodoxy in Israel and to build bridges between the religious and secular sectors. He was the overseas department director of the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization and director of its training program for communal rabbis.
Rabbi Neuwirth also served as the Rabbi of Bnei Akiva of the U.S. and Canada. For years, Rabbi Neuwirth combined his work as a rabbi and teacher with working as Chief Technology Officer for a hi-tech company. He served as a captain in the Israeli Navy Special Forces, and taught in the Petach Tikva Hesder Yeshiva and at Midreshet Orot Elkana and Midreshet Aviv in Tel Aviv.
Rabbi Neuwirth holds Semicha from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel (as Rav Moshav) and a BSc in Computer Science from Bar Ilan University. He is currently studying for his MA at Touro College, New York. He has published two books in Hebrew, and his first book in English will be published in May 2020 entitled “The Narrow Halakhic Bridge – A Vision of Jewish Law in the Post-Modern Age”.
Rav Ronen can be contacted directly at 201-647-9875 (U.S.) or 052-771-0121 (Israel).