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Vegan Rabbi

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My webinar about Judaism and veganism in honor of World Vegan Day 2021.

My interview with Yoel Israel from the Israel Unfiltered YouTube channel about Judaism and Veganism.

An important workshop I took part in entitled "Effective Activism During Kaporos", organized by Animal Activism Mentorship.

An interview with Israeli vegan activist Adi Rosenshine highlighting Jewish teachings that support a vegan diet today.


Did you know
there are MANY Jewish
laws that demand we
show compassion
towards animals?

Did you know
there are MANY Jewish teachings that support
a vegan diet?

Did you know
that the Torah teaches that humanity's
first diet
was vegan?

Learn about these and MUCH more
in Vegan Rabbi's online course
"Judaism, Animal Welfare and Veganism" 

content of the course:

we will explore a multitude of ancient and modern jewish sources, from the torah and the talmud to halacha (jewish law), jewish philosophy and jewish mysticism (kabbalah), that emphasize the value and the requirement of compassion towards animals in the jewish tradition.

we will also learn about multiple jewish laws and values that give strong support for the necessity of choosing a vegan diet in our world today.

details of the course:


  • 6 one-hour video classes. all classes are recorded. links to classes sent directly to your email inbox. 

  • appropriate for all levels of experience with jewish learning.

  • source sheets provided for each class.


  • Cost: $99​​


Looking forward to learning together!

about the instructor,
akiva gersh- the "Vegan Rabbi"

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akiva gersh has been working in the field of Jewish Education for 20 years with a strong focus on the connection between Judaism and the environment, animal welfare and veganism. Over the years, he has taught thousands of students through classes, courses and workshops. 


He recently began sharing his teachings on social media through his "Vegan Rabbi" Facebook and Instagram accounts


Akiva holds a BA in Religious Studies from Brown University, an MA in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University and rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Sulam Yaakov in Jerusalem. He lives in Pardes Hanna, Israel with his wife Tamar and their four children.