July 29, 2014
Lo Saamod - Do Not Stand By
223 Signers of the Torah Declaration
(Signatures sorted alphabetically by title, i.e. Rosh Yeshiva, Rav of Cong. etc.)

Roshei Yeshivas, Ravs, & Rabbis



Rabbi Mordechai Shlomo Bald
Chief Rabbi of Lviv and West Ukraine, Rav of Congregation Beis Aharon V’Yisrael. Lviv, Ukraine

Rabbi Yisroel Belsky
Rosh Yeshiva - Yeshiva Torah Vodaath. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Binyomin Kamenetsky
Rosh Yeshiva - Yeshiva of South Shore. Hewlett, NY

Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky
Rosh Yeshiva - Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi Avrohom Y. Nelkenbaum
Rosh Yeshiva – Mirrer Yeshiva, Central Institute. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Yisroel Neuman
Rosh Yeshiva - Beth Medrash Govoha. Lakewood, NJ

Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag
Av Beth Din Agudas Harabonim (Union of Orthodox Rabbis) Rav of Congregation Ahavath Israel, the Young Israel of Avenue K. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Yisroel Reisman
Rosh Yeshiva - Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, Rav of Agudath Israel of Madison. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Yitzchok Rubelow
Rosh Chabura - Beth Medrash Govoha. Lakewood, NY

Rabbi Peretz Scheinerman
Rosh Yeshiva - Providence Hebrew Day School. Providence, RI

Rabbi Dovid Schustal
Rosh Yeshiva – Beth Medrash Govoha. Lakewood, NJ

Rabbi Avrohom Stulberger
Rosh Yeshiva - Valley Torah High Schools, President of Yeshiva Principals Council of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Avrohom Union
Rabbinic Administrator of the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC). Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Herschel Zolty
Rosh Yeshiva – Mirrer Yeshiva, Beth Medresh of Flatbush. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Shmuel D. Beck
Rav of Congregation Ahavas Dovid. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Avrohom Braun
Principal, Ohr Somayach. Monsey, NY

Rabbi Eliyahu Brog
Rav of Congregation Bais Yisroel of Rugby, (Harav Avigdor Miller’s, ztl, shul). Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Yehuda Cahan
Rav of Congregation Kehillas Bnai Torah. Beachwood, OH

Rabbi Esriel Erlanger
Mashgiach - Mirrer Yeshiva. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Chaim Fasman
Rosh Kollel - Kollel of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Eytan Feiner
Rav of Congregation Kneseth Israel, The White Shul. Far Rockaway, NY

Rabbi Ilan Feldman
Rav of Congregation Beth Jacob, a 630 member shul. Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Yaakov Ephraim Forchheimer
Dayan and Senior Posek - Beth Medrash Govoha, Rav of Congregation Torah U’Tefillah. Lakewood, NJ

Rabbi Yitzchok D. Frankel
Rav of Agudath Israel of the Five Towns. Cedarhurst, NY

Rabbi Shmuel Friedler
Rav of Congregation Etz Chaim of Flatbush. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Shmuel Zev Friedman
Rav of Congregation Marpeh Lenefesh. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Shmuel Fuerst
Dayan, Agudath Israel of Illinois. Chicago, IL

Rabbi Moshe S. Gluck
Executive Director at Gesher HaTorah Day School. Skokie, IL

Rabbi Shlomo Y. Goldreich
Rav of Congregation Netivot Yisrael, Dayan Beis Horaah V’Din, CEO of Atzat Nefesh. Chomat Shmuel, Israel

Rabbi Yisroel P. Gornish
Rav of Congregation Chizuk Hadas. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Yosef M. Kantor
Rav of Congregation Agudath Israel of Monsey. Monsey, NY

Rabbi Yaakov Klass
Torah Editor at The Jewish Press, Rav of Congregation K’hal Bnei Matisyahu. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Nachi Klien
Rav of Congregation Young Israel of Northridge. Northridge, CA

Rabbi Nesanel Lerman
Rav of Congregation Young Israel of Sunnyside. Queens, NY

Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff
Rav of Congregation Agudas Yisroel Bais Binyomin, Agudah of Avenue L. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Moshe Mandel
Rav of Congregation Beth Mordechai. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Berel Perlow
Rav of Congregation Birchos Mordechai. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
Rav of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, an 800 member shul, Northeast Vice President of the RCA – Rabbinical Council of America. Teaneck, NJ

Rabbi Nosson Dovid Rabinowich
Rav of Congregation Ahavath Torah. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Moshe Reich
Rav of Congregation L’Torah U’Tefillah (14th St). Lakewood, NJ

Rabbi Zev Reis
Rosh Chabura - Beth Medrash Govoha. Lakewood, NJ

Rabbi Chaim R. Schochet
Rosh Kollel - Providence Community Kollel. Providence, RI

Rabbi Henoch Shachar
Rosh Chabura in Beth Medrash Govoah, Rav of Congregation East End. Lakewood, NJ

Rabbi Yehuda L. Sheinkopf
Rav of Congregation Shalheves Kodesh. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Yaakov Shulman
Rav of Congregation Talmud Torah of Flatbush. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Uri Silver
Rosh Kollel, Kollel Divrei Tzvi Meir. Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik
Rav of Congregation Beth Sholom Ahavas Achim, Member of Bais Din at the Chicago Merkaz HaRabonim. Chicago, IL

Rabbi Shmuel Spitz
Dayan - Beth Medrash Govoha. Lakewood, NJ

Rabbi Mordechai Tussic
Rosh Kollel - Kollel Shebat Ajim. Mexico city, Mexico

Rabbi Michel Twerski
Rav of Congregation Beth Jehuda. Milwaukee, WI

Rabbi Chaim Veshinefsky
Rav of Jewish Learning Center of Monmouth County. Manalapan, NJ

Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein
Founder and principal of Ohr Naava Women's Institute, Ateres Naava Seminary for Girls. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Dovid Weinberger
Rav of Congregation Shaaray Tefila. Lawrence, NY

Rabbi Moshe Weinberger
Founder and Rav of Congregation Aish Kodesh. Woodmere, NY

Rabbi Baruch Ber Yoffe
Rav of Congregation Sons of Israel - Park Avenue. Lakewood, NJ







Rabbi Yerachmiel Anton
Founder and Executive Director, JEM - Jewish Experience of Madison. Milwaukee, WI

Rabbi Shimon Apisdorf
Author and Educator. Baltimore, MD

Rabbi Moshe Averick
Founding faculty member of Aish Hatorah Toronto, Member of RCA. Chicago, IL

Rabbi David Baum
Author of The Non-Orthodox Jew's Guide to Orthodox Jews. Passaic, NJ

Rabbi Shmuel Bender
Rabbi at Mesivta Chaim Shlomo. Far Rockaway, NY

Rabbi Dov Avraham Ben-Shorr
Dayan, Nascent Sanhedrin, Director Yeshiva Beith David. Ma’aleh Pnei Hever, Israel

Rabbi Eliyahu Bergstein
Lecturer and member of Jewish Speakers Group. Monsey, NY

Rabbi Rafael Bokow
Rabbi. Glasgow, Scotland

Rabbi Lazer Brody
Lazer Beams Website, Mashpia Ruchni, Yeshiva Chut Shel Chesed - Breslev. Israel

Rabbi David Chandalov
Director of Torah Center. Leipzig, Germany

Rabbi Aharon Chein
Rabbi at Congregation Georgian Jews. Flushing, NY

Rabbi Eytan Coren
Rabbi, Therapist. Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi Israel Ettinger
Executive Director Chen V’chesed V’rachamim. Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi Avrohom Moshe Friedman
Rabbi and Director at Yeshivas Neveh Zion, Yeshivas Ohr Chodosh. Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi Michael Gutmacher
Rabbi at EMET Outreach. New York, NY

Rabbi Avi Hack
Assistant Principle at Yeshiva of New Haven. New Haven, CT

Rabbi Lazer Halberstam
Rabbi. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Yechiel Horowitz
Director of Special Projects at Partners in Torah. Passaic, NJ

Rabbi Daniel Kalish
Rabbi. Waterbury, CT

Rabbi Hershel Kaminsky
Magid Shiur, Yeshivas Mir. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Yehoshua Karsh
Executive Director, Torah Learning Center of Northbrook. Northbrook, IL

Rabbi Chanan Kaufman
Executive Director – Aish Jerusalem Fellowship. New York, NY

Rabbi Reuven Kigel
Rabbi at Emet College Outreach. Passaic, NJ

Rabbi Yehouda Lubetzki
Teacher of Teshuva Department, Yeshiva Torat haHayim. Yad Binyomin, Israel.

Rabbi Yaakov Miller
Rabbi at Ner LeElef Institute. Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi Fred Nebel
Rabbi of Midwest Torah Center. South Bend, IN

Rabbi Emanuel Ravad
Founder and Executive Director of Mikva Tikva. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Naftali Reich
Director of Ohra V’simcha, Ohr Somayach. Monsey, NY

Rabbi David Reisman
Rabbi. Sharon, MA

Rabbi Jonathan Rietti
Senior Lecturer for Gateways, Teacher Trainer at Machon Daas Usevuna. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Daniel Rubenstein C.M.
Certified Mohel. Queens, NY

Rabbi Dovid Sapirman
Founder and Director - Ani Maamin Foundation. Toronto, Canada

Rabbi Martin Schloss
Director, day school department at the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York (BJE). New York, NY

Rabbi Aaron Schwarzbaum
Executive Director Torah Life and Living, Inc. Miami Beach, FL

Rabbi Bentzion Shafier
Founder of Tiferes Bnei Torah and The Shmuz. Monsey, NY

Rabbi Shimon Shain
Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Beth Solomon. Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi Baruch Sher
Jewish Learning Center of Monmouth County. Manalapan, NJ

Rabbi David Sherman
Director of Yisraelink. Skokie, IL

Rabbi Binyamin Sigler
Director of Jewish Student Union, NCSY. Toronto, Canada

Rabbi Berel Simpser
Executive Director at Aish HaTorah of Minnesota. St. Louis Park, MN

Rabbi Eli Stern
Director of LINK. Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Pinchas Stopler
Former executive vice-president of the Orthodox Union, Founder and former National Director of NCSY.

Rabbi Aryeh Striks
Director of Development at Valley Torah High. Valley Village, CA

Rabbi Yisroel Taplin
Rabbi and Author of Orach Yisroel, Bochen at Beth Medrash Govoha. Lakewood, NJ

Rabbi Bairish Teichman
Rabbi. Chicago, IL

Rabbi Moishe Trepp
Campus Rabbi at the University of Texas. Austin, TX

Rabbi Moshe Tussic
Assistant Rabbi at Kollel Shebat Ajim. Mexico city, Mexico

Rabbi Benzion Twerski
Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Beth Jehuda. Milwaukee, WI

Rabbi Chaim Willis
Executive Director – Aish HaTorah of South Africa. Johannesburg, South Africa

Rabbi Avadyahu Zaitschek
Director of Development, JEM - Jewish Experience of Madison. Milwaukee, WI

Rabbi Yisrael Ziskin
Rabbi at Aish HaTorah of South Africa. Johannesburg, South Africa

Rabbi Dani Zwick
Co-Founder and Director of Chai Israel. Jerusalem, Israel


Chabad Rabbis



Rabbi Dovid Edelman
Rosh Yeshiva – Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy. Longmeadow, MA

Rabbi Benzion Chanowitz
Rav of Landfield Avenue Synagogue – Chabad. Monticello, NY

Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon
Rav of Congregation Bais Bezalel, Chabad. Administrator of (KSA), Kosher Supervision of America. Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Levy Yitzhak (LY) Raskin
Dayan, Lubavitch Congregation. North London, England

Rabbi Dovid Sebban
Rav of Chabad of the City and CBD, Assistant Rabbi at South Head Synagogue. Sydney, Australia

Rabbi Yakov D. Cohen
Founder and director of the Institute of Noahide Code, Noahide.org. New York, NY

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
Editor, Director of AskTheRabbi services at Chabad.org. Toronto, Canada

Rabbi Naftali Hertzel
Director and President of Chabad Israeli Center. Boca Raton, FL

Rabbi Osher Kravitsky
Rabbi at Chabad of Great Neck. Great Neck, NY


Chassidishe Rabbonim



Rabbi Moshe Green
Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshivah D'Monsey. Monsey, NY

Rabbi Zvi Dov Abraham
Rav of Congregation Yeshiva Khal Kedushas Levi, Bardichev. Monsey, NY

Rabbi Chaim S. Berger
Rav of Congregation Migdal Hashain. Monsey, NY

Rabbi Simon Blum
Rav of Congregation Toldos Rafael, Kasho. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Zvi Hersh Friedlander
Rav of Congregation Ateres Zvi, Lisker. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Yitzchok Eizek Friedman
Rav of Congregation Bais Yitzchok, Tenker. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Shaye Kaufman
Rav of Congregation Givath Shoul, Kruly. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Chaim Koenig
Rav of Congregation Cheshek Shlomo, Yoker. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Shulem Neuchloss
Rav of Congregation Afsei Aretz, Brezna. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Jacob Paneth
Rav of Congregation Deish. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Pinchus Eliyohu Rabinowitz
Rosh Beth Din, Ezer Mishpat. Monsey, NY

Rabbi Abraham Reich
Rav of Congregation Menachem Zion Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Benzion Rottenberg
Rav of Congregation Beth Halevy. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg
Rav of Congregation Netzach Yisroel. Monsey, NY

Rabbi Hersh Rottenberg
Rav of Congregation Ohev Tzedek. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Meir Yehosef Rottenberg
Kosoner Rebbe. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Tovia Rottenberg
Rav of Congregation Bais Moshe Shmiel, Kosove. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Mordechai Samet
Rav of Congregation Bais Yitzchok, Samborer Rebbe. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Zalman Sofer
Ksav Sofer, Erloy Rav. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Shlomo Stern
Rav of Congregation Khal Yesode Hatorah, Debrecene. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Gavriel Zinner
Rav of Congregation Nitei Gavriel. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Dovid Eidensohn
Author and Rabbi. Monsey, NY

Rabbi Mordechai Ungar
Machon L’kashrus. Monsey, NY


Sephardic Rabbis



Rabbi David M. Akhamzadeh
Rosh Yeshiva - Ohr HaEmet Institute. Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Sam Kassin
Rosh Yeshiva of the Shehebar Sephardic Center (SSC). Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi Daniel Shaliehsaboo
Founder and Rosh Kollel of Ohr Haemet Community Kollel of Great Neck. Great Neck, NY

Rabbi David Zargari
Rosh Yeshiva - Torat Hayim. Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Avraham Amar
Rav of Sephardic Home. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Shmuel Ani
Rav of Congregation Madison Torah Center. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Itzhar Shimon Azriel
Rav of Congregation Magen David of Belle Harbor. Belle Harbor, NY

Rabbi Isaac Bakhshi
Rav of Ahavat Shalom Synagogue. Great Neck, NY

Rabbi Hagai Batzri
Rav of Congregation Kahal Joseph. Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Gad Bouskila
Rav of Congregation Netivot Israel. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Eliyahu Elbaz
Rav of Sephardic Lebanese Congregation, a 700 member shul. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Dovid Hekmat
Rav of Congregation Maohr HaTorah. Santa Monica, CA

Rabbi Daniel Kalendarev
Rav of Congregation Ner Avraham. Miami, FL

Rabbi Shmuel Khoshkerman
Rav of Congregation Ner Hamizrach. Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Gavriel Koskas
Rav of Congregation Magen David of Surfside. Bal Harbour, FL

Rabbi Netanel Louie
Founder and director of Hebrew Discovery Center. Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi David Shofet
Rav of Nessah Synagogue. Beverly Hills, CA

Rabbi Shlomo Shoub
Rav of Congregation Shira Chadasha. Great Neck, NY

Rabbi Michael Schrem
Rabbi. Brooklyn, NY


Yeshiva University



Rabbi Eliyahu Ben-Haim
Rosh Yeshiva – RIETS, Av Bet Din of Queens, Rabbi of Mashadi Jewish Community of America. Great Neck, NY

Rabbi Yitzchok Cohen
Rosh Yeshiva - RIETS - Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. New York, NY

Rabbi Hershel Schachter
Rosh Yeshiva & Rosh Kollel - RIETS - Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. New York, NY

Rabbi Moshe Dovid Tendler
Rosh Yeshiva - RIETS, Professor of Medical Ethics and Biology, Rav of Community Synagogue of Monsey. NY

Rabbi Elie Abadie M.D.
Director of the Jacob E. Safra Institute of Sephardic Studies, Yeshiva University, Rav of the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue. New York, NY

Rabbi Ely Allen
Faculty member at Yeshiva University, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Shaarei Orah. Teaneck, NJ

Rabbi Mayer Schiller
Mashgiach Ruchney – Yeshiva University High School, President of Congregation Rachmastrivka. Monsey, NY


Rebbitzens



Rebbitzen Tziporah Heller
Senior Lecturer at Neve Yerushalayim College. Jerusalem, Israel

Rebbitzen Chumi Lerman
Rebbitzen at Young Israel of Sunnyside. Queens, NY

Rebbitzen Rivka Pollack
Congregation Beth Solomon (CBS) Community Center. Philadelphia, PA

Rebbitzen Rivky Reich
Ohra Vsimcha. Monsey, NY

Rebbitzen Feige Twerski
Renowned educator and lecturer. Milwaukee, WI


Community Organizers



Yanky Baum
Organizer, Belz Community. Brooklyn, NY

Samson R. Bechhofer
Shul Conductor at K’hal Adath Jeshurun. New York, NY

Yehuda Bennett
Program Coordinator at Call of the Shofar. Baltimore, MD

Yitzchok Caller
Author and Director of Yeshivas Bein Hazmanim. Lakewood, NJ

Brian Camenker
President, Mass Resistance (Pro-family activist group). Waltham, MA

Toby Friedman
Director, Etz Chaim Partners In Torah. Baltimore, MD

Yehudith Gellis C.M.H.
Founder of ImYirtzhHashemByUs. Brooklyn, NY

Arthur Goldberg
Co-Director, Jonah and Jonah Institute of Gender Affirmation. Jersey City, NJ

Baila Groner
National Director – Aish Jerusalem Fellowship. New York, NY

Perel Grossman
Author, Co-Founder - Second Time Singles. Monsey, NY

Joseph Hayon
Jews for Morality Brooklyn, NY

Betzalel (Saul) Lazarus
Lunch and Learn Organizer. Clifton, NJ

Chaim Moore
Organizer, Monsey Community. Monsey, NY

Elliot Pasik Esq.
President – Jewish Board of Advocates for Children Inc. (For identification purpose only.) Long Island, NY

Shimon Pepper
Jewish Communal Professional. Monsey, NY

Levy Pine
Program Director at RAJE - Russian American Jewish Experience. Brooklyn, NY

Yitzchok Pinkesz
Co-founder of Aim Habonim Somaicho. Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Michael Schulman Ph.D.
Director of Ask Noah International (ANI) and United Noahide Academies (UNA), Asknoah.org. Pittsburgh PA

Chaya L. Sheiner
Aish Jerusalem Fellowship. New York, NY

Aryeh Smith
Director of Mid-Island NCSY. Cedarhurst, NY

Jeffrey Surowitz
Associate Director of Ohr Somayach. Lakewood, NJ

Shlomo Szydlow
Director - Ani Maamin Foundation. Monsey, NY

Moshe Wachs
Gabbai of Congregation Torah Utefillah. Brooklyn, NY


Mental Health Professionals



Dr. Miriam Adahan
Psychologist, therapist, and author. Jerusalem, Israel

Dr. Robert (Yitzchok) Adler M.D.
Physician. Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Ruth Benjamin Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer and Author. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Dr. Michael Bunzel M.D.
Psychiatrist, Chairman of Department of Psychiatry Mayanei Hayeshua Bnei Brak Hospital. Bnei Brak, Israel

Rabbi Simcha Feuerman LCSW
President of Nefesh, the International Network of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals.

Dr. Norman Goldwasser Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist. Miami, FL

Dr. Miriam Grossman M.D.
Psychiatrist and Author. Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Yaakov Salomon LCSW
Psychotherapist and Author. Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Robert Schwartz Ph.D.
President, Cognitive Dynamic Therapy Associates. Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Bentzion Sorotzkin Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist. Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski M.D.
Founder and Medical Director Emeritus Gateway Rehabilitation Center. Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Joseph Gelbfish M.D.
Physician. Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Esther Rabinowicz Ph.D.
Psychologist. Brooklyn, NY

Zev Elman LMSW
Therapist. Brooklyn, NY

Huna Friedland CASAC
Psychotherapist, Addiction Counselor. Jerusalem, Israel

Yosef Gloazer
Social Worker. Brooklyn, NY

Robert Hoffman LCSW
Social Worker. Brooklyn, NY

Sheea Langsam LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Lakewood, NJ

Ruth S. Levi LCSW-R
Social Worker. Suffern, NY

Malka Perles LMSW
Social Worker. Far Rockaway, NY

Blima R. Pilchik LCSW
Psychotherapists, Professor of social work & human services at Touro College. Brooklyn, NY

Sara Pinkesz MHC
Mental Health Counselor. Brooklyn, NY

Nava Rephun LCSW
Psychotherapist. New York, NY

Leah Rokeach LCSW
Social Worker. Brooklyn, NY

Eliezer Evan Schwadron LCSW
Social Worker. Passaic, NJ

Rabbi Dovid Spira LCSW
Rabbi and Social Worker. Brooklyn, NY

Malki Spira LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Brooklyn, NY

Yetta Zelikovitz LCSW
Individual, Marriage and Family Therapist, Member of AAMFT. Belle Harbor, NY