Over Your Hurdles with Rabbi Akiva

Meet Rabbi Akiva

The Vegan Rabbi

Rabbi Akiva Gersh is known as the “Vegan Rabbi” and, in addition to sharing Jewish teachings that promote compassion for animals and conscious food choices on his social media platforms, specializes in working as a dating coach and matchmaker for Jewish vegans and vegetarians.

A vegan himself since 1995, Rabbi Akiva understands the importance, as well as the challenge, for vegans and vegetarians to find a life partner who shares their value for healthy and compassionate eating and living.

He works with singles and couples of all ages and Jewish backgrounds, helping them to gain greater clarity and confidence with dating as well as do the personal work so necessary before building a life with someone else.

Rabbi Akiva is also a published author, musician and breathwork enthusiast.

Rabbi Akiva received his BA from Brown University, his MA from Yeshiva University and rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Sulam Yaakov in Jerusalem. Akiva lives in Pardes Hanna, Israel with his wife Tamar and their four children.