The Regional Ambassadors of the Coalition for Jewish Values are traditionally-educated rabbinic leaders, well-known and widely respected in their home communities. They enhance rabbinic support for our efforts, promote CJV activities locally, and demonstrate widespread national support for the agenda and activities of the CJV. We are grateful for their involvement.
Rabbi Chaim Goldberger
Rabbi Chaim Goldberger studied for the rabbinate at Ner Israel of Baltimore under Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg zt”l, and at the Talmudic University of Florida under Rabbi Yochanan Zweig, where he received ordination. He has served in the rabbinate for over a quarter century, leading congregations in Lowell, Massachusetts and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz
Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz is the publisher and editor of Yated Neeman, an international English language weekly. He is also the Rav of Congregation Beis Bracha in Lakewood, NJ. Born in Monsey, NY, he studied in the yeshivos of Philadelphia, Stamford, Lakewood and Brisk and maintains a close relationship with the roshei yeshiva, Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, Rav Avrohom Yehoshua Soloveitchik and Rav Malkiel Kotler, from whom he has rabbinic ordination. He serves on the board of Shuvu, Lev L’Achim, Torah Umesorah and several other institutions. He is author of Peninei Chein, Ikvei Brocha, Editor’s View and hundreds of essays examining contemporary issues from the Torah perspective.
Rabbi Moshe B. Parnes
Rabbi Moshe B. Parnes received Rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Moshe Halberstam, Chief Justice of the Jerusalem Rabbinic Court, and others. He studied in Bais Medrash Gavoha of Eretz Yisroel, and under luminaries such as Rabbi Abba Berman zt”l, Dean of Iyun HaTalmud. Besides being a founding member of the Atlanta Rabbinical Court (Beis Din), Rabbi Parnes has led congregations and schools for advanced studies (Kollelim) in Atlanta, GA and Dayton, OH, and is today the Dean/Rosh Kollel of the Hollywood Community Kollel of Hollywood, FL.
Rabbi Yaakov Rich
Rabbi Yaakov Rich is the current and founding Rabbi of Congregation Toras Chaim in Dallas, Texas. A native of Canada, Rabbi Rich earned a BA in economics from York University, and studied in Yeshivas Ohr Somayach in Monsey and Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, receiving ordination from Rabbi Avrohom Pam, zt” l, Rosh Yeshiva of Torah V’Daas. Over the past 16 years, he has taught, lectured and written on a wide range of Torah topics reaching learners of all ages.
Rabbi Hayim Schwartz
Rabbi Hayim Schwartz, originally from the Bronx, NY, studied at the Rabbinical Seminary of America (Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim) in Queens, and received rabbinical ordination from Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem Seminary and Rabbi Dovid Feinstein. While still a student, Rabbi Schwartz served as Director of Programming for the Jewish Education Program (JEP) of Queens, helping to give Jewish public school youth a positive introduction to Judaism. He serves today as Executive Vice President of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, where he was Executive Director from 1995-2008. Rabbi Schwartz is a sought-after lecturer and gives many Torah classes in the community of Kew Gardens Hills, where he resides with his wife and family.
Rabbi Jonathan Aryeh Seidemann
Rabbi Jonathan Aryeh Seidemann is the Rabbi at Congregation Kehilath B’nai Torah in Baltimore, MD, where he studied for many years in the Ner Israel Rabbinical College, receiving rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman zt”l, the late Rosh Yeshiva (Dean). In addition to serving as Morah D’Asra of Kehilath B’nai Torah, Rav Seidemann has served on the faculty of many Jewish educational institutions in Baltimore. He serves on the boards of the Baltimore Jewish Council of the Associated Jewish Charities and Hatzalah of Baltimore, the Rabbinic Advisory boards of the Baltimore Shidduch Center and Jewish Caring Network, and is a member of the Vaad HaRabbonim Rabbinical Council of Greater Baltimore and of the Council of Synagogue Rabbonim of Agudath Israel of America.