Ganei HaEla, its holding companies, divisions, affiliates, and subsidiaries (“Ganei HaEla”) have created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to consumer privacy. Ganei HaEla recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of personal and financial information you may provide Ganei HaEla through this web site or through other means. When you access our web sites, opt to fill out an information submission form, or otherwise provide Ganei HaEla with your personal information, such as your name, address, email address, or phone number, you give Ganei HaEla your consent to process and use such submitted information in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. The following describes the general information-gathering and dissemination practices for our websites, including those associated with specific Ganei HaEla properties, as well as those our affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions (the “Ganei HaEla Web site”).

Collection of Personal Information
Ganei HaEla collects personal information when you fill out an online form that is submitted to Ganei HaEla via a Ganei HaEla Web site, including, but not limited to, those forms requesting information about Ganei HaEla or any of our properties, or requests for someone at Ganei HaEla to contact you. The submission forms require you to provide contact information (such as name and e-mail address), and in some cases ask for other optional information (such as your phone number, home address and contact preferences).

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

Ganei HaEla uses the information from the submission forms to send you information about our company, our properties, as well as to contact you when necessary. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings or e-mails in accordance with the “Opt-Out” section below.

Ganei HaEla may share your personal information with our affiliates and subsidiaries in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Otherwise, Ganei HaEla may share your personal information only under the following circumstances:

• Agents. Ganei HaEla employs other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf (e.g., creating and maintaining the Ganei HaEla Web site, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service) (“Agents”). Our Agents will have access to personally identifiable information solely to perform their functions and provide their services to Ganei HaEla, and for no other purpose.

• Business Transfers. As Ganei HaEla continues to develop our business, Ganei HaEla may sell or buy assets. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Thus, if Ganei HaEla or a subsidiary Ganei HaEla controls, sells substantially all of its assets, or is acquired by another entity, customer information may be one of the transferred assets and you agree that you consent to such transfer.

• Protection of Ganei HaEla and Others. Ganei HaEla releases account and other personal information when such release is necessary to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Terms of Use or other agreements; protect the rights, property, or safety of Ganei HaEla and our users; or in connection with a legal claim or proceeding. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations as part of our efforts to prevent fraud and identity theft.

Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Non-Personal Information

“Non-Personal Information” contains nothing that could identify you personally. Ganei HaEla may collect such Non-Personal Information, such as demographic and profile data, through the Ganei HaEla Web sites. Ganei HaEla may aggregate Non-Personal Information and share it with our affiliated companies and other third parties.


Ganei HaEla uses physical, logical, and procedural security measures to protect the information you provide to Ganei HaEla. However, while Ganei HaEla uses commercially reasonable steps to protect the personal information you provide to Ganei HaEla from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, you accept that no Internet data transmission can be guaranteed to be secure from access by unintended recipients.

Accuracy and Retention

You are entitled to request access to and correction of all personal data you provide to Ganei HaEla, or to remove your name from Ganei HaEla’s contact list at any time by contacting us.


In order to opt-out of future e-mails on a given topic, you should click on the UNSUBSCRIBE link that is available at the bottom of each message. This will halt future communications for that specific function. Ganei HaElawill process your opt-out request promptly, but it may take up to two weeks for the request to be processed through our systems and you may receive communications from Ganei HaEla during that period. To re-subscribe, you may return to the relevant Web site and resubmit the request form.

IP Address

Ganei HaEla uses your Internet protocol (IP) address to help diagnose problems with our server, as well as to administer the Ganei HaEla Web sites. Your IP address is used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information. Ganei HaEla may use your IP address to help protect ourselves and our partners from fraud. For system administration purposes, Ganei HaEla also logs IP server addresses and catalogues traffic patterns through the Ganei HaEla Web sites. However, Ganei HaEla does not link this information to users’ personal information.


Cookies are pieces of data assigned by a Web server that uniquely identify the browser on your computer. Web sites typically use temporary cookies called “session” cookies to ensure that you are recognized when you move from page to page within one site and that any information you have entered is remembered. For example, if an e-commerce site did not use session cookies then items placed in a shopping basket would disappear by the time you reach the checkout. Web sites also use cookies called “persistent” cookies to enable a Web site to remember you on subsequent visits, speeding up or enhancing your experience of services or functions offered. Ganei HaEla may set and access both persistent and session cookies on your computer. You have the option to accept or disable cookies at any time through your Web browser. Visit the “help” portion of your toolbar for more information. Your decision to accept or reject a Ganei HaEla cookie will not affect your ability to access the Ganei HaEla Web site, however, the site may not function as intended if a cookie is rejected. Our sites’ cookies are not linked to any personally identifiable information.


This Web site may contain links to other web sites that are operated or owned by third parties. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are navigating to another web site. Ganei HaEla encourages you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours. Ganei HaEla is not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or the content of these third-party web sites, and you use them at your own risk.

Modification And Notification Of Changes

Ganei HaEla may, at our sole discretion, edit this Privacy Policy from time to time, so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information through a Ganei HaEla Web site.

Age Restriction

Ganei HaEla does not intend to collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of eighteen (18). If you are under eighteen, please ask your parents to use the Ganei HaEla Web sites. Please do not submit any personal information or details if you are under the age of eighteen.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of the Ganei HaEla Web sites or the information you have submitted to the Ganei HaEla Web sites, you can contact us at [email protected]

Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, the leader of the Ganei Ha’Ela community, is the former rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Emunah, a prominent synagogue in Baltimore, MD. In August, 2010 Rabbi Gottlieb and his family made aliyah to Israel, where they currently live in Ramat Shilo, a suburb of Ramat Beit Shemesh.


While at Shomrei Emunah Rabbi Gottlieb was known for his inspiring talks, numerous weekly shiurim, high energy, and strong leadership, as well as for his deep care and concern for every member.


Since making aliyah Rabbi Gottlieb has taught at Yeshivat Shaalvim, Midreshet AMIT, and Mercaz Tiferet, and has also lectured for Adult Education programs in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Yerushalayim, Chashmona’im, and Modi’in. He is currently writing a book on the Laws of Yom Tov for the OU Press and this coming year Rabbi Gottlieb is excited to be a Ram at Yeshivat Ashreinu, a new yeshiva in Beit Shemesh.


A highly regarded teacher, Rabbi Gottlieb has also served as a Scholar in Residence for numerous communities in the United States and Israel, and was one of the featured speakers at the recent Siyum Hashas at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue.


Rabbi Gottlieb received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University (RIETS), where he was also a member of their prestigious Wexner Kollel Elyon. In addition to publishing numerous articles and co-editing two scholarly works, Rabbi Gottlieb is the author of Ateret Yaakov, a book of in-depth essays about a wide range of halachic topics.


Over 400 of Rabbi Gottlieb’s classes and articles are available online at


Click here to read Rabbi Gottlieb’s moving “Goodbye Drasha” to his community in Baltimore.


Click here to listen to Rabbi Gottlieb’s inspiring remarks at the 12th Siyum Hashas.