• RABBI GOTTLIEB
    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 www.yutorah.org or by clicking here. 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.
  • PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS
    PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS The natural beauty of the surrounding Beit Shemesh region will be enhanced by beautifully manicured parks and state of the art playgrounds to create outdoor spaces to be shared and enjoyed by all ages. Parents and children will meet at thoughtfully designed playgrounds and beautiful parks will offer families the chance to spend down time together playing, picnicking and enjoying the aesthetic surroundings. Care will be taken to create common grounds beautified by colorful plantlife and flora that will serve as a constant reminder of Artzenu Hakdosha.
  • BEIT KNESSET
    The Ganei Ha’Ela Beit Knesset will serve as the spiritual center of Avodat Hashem and communal, religious life. Led by Rav Gottlieb, the Beit Knesset will be the spine of our community serving as our makom tefilla and Beit Midrash. Torah is the source of life of the Jewish people and it will be at the heart of our community. A Beit Midrash will be filled with seforim and – more importantly – the vibrant “kol Torah” of chavruta learning and a multitude of regular shiurim. Additional “parent-child learning programs,” special shiurim, and seasonal Yamei Iyun will provide further opportunities for Torah study. As the heart of the community, the Beit Knesset will be beautiful and welcoming to adults and children alike and will be a true place of Godliness and Torah and Tefillah.

COMMUNITY VISION

 
The vision of Ganei Ha’Ela is to create a cohesive community where families who share a commitment to Torah, the Jewish people, and Eretz Yisrael can come together in a warm and friendly environment to support each other.

The center of Ganei Ha’Ela will be the community Beit Knesset where daily and weekly tefillah will take place. Sensitive to both the sanctity and inspiration of tefillah, we will create an environment that not only enhances our personal prayers but is also welcoming and nurturing of our children’s religious development.

A vibrant Beit Midrash (located in the Beit Knesset building) will be an integral part of life in Ganei Ha’Ela. From early risers preparing the day’s Daf to dedicated chavrutot returning after a long day’s work, the “kol Torah” emanating from the Beit Midrash will energize the entire community. Numerous shiurim for men and women will be offered as well, covering a range of topics, including Parshat HaShavua and Tanach, in-depth Gemara and Daf Yomi, and Halacha.

“Olam chesed yibaneh” – chesed is the foundation of the world and it will be an integral building block of our community. Whether helping a neighbor in a time of need, welcoming visitors or new residents, bikur cholim visits, preparing meals when a new baby is born, or countless other examples, creating a “culture of kindness” will be a hallmark of Ganei Ha’Ela.

At Ganei Ha’Ela we believe in the importance of “Aseh Le’cha Rav u-Kneh Lecha Chaver” and therefore having a rabbi who can guide and inspire while, at the same time, is warm and approachable, is integral to our vision of a community. We are proud that Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, an experienced and highly regarded rabbi, will be the rav of the community.

Creating an environment that will foster the religious and emotional development of our children is a priority at Ganei Ha’Ela. Starting with programming for little kids – such as Shabbat groups, parent-child learning, fun trips, and Purim carnivals – and continuing to the formative teenage years – with onegs, special Se’udat Shlishit programs, “Ask the Rabbi” sessions, and supervised recreational activities – we will create a community that your children will love to be a part of.

All of this – the Torah, Tefillah and Chesed, the rabbinic leadership, youth focus – will be located in a new suburb of Ramat Beit Shemesh. The greater Beit Shemesh area is one of the fastest growing regions in Israel today and Ramat Beit Shemesh is one of the most popular destinations for olim. By building our community in this new neighborhood we will be able to have the benefits of a cohesive community and, at the same time, take advantage of the resources of this vibrant area.

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 www.yutorah.org

 

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.

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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 www.yutorah.org

 

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.

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