Immediate Past President
Rabbi Nathaniel (Nati) Helfgot was ordained by RIETS and holds an MA in Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Yeshiva University. Rabbi Helfgot serves as the rabbi of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is also the Chair of the Dept. of TSBP at SAR High School and serves as adjunct faculty at Drisha and YCT Rabbinical School. Previously, Rabbi Helfgot was the Director of the Judaic Studies Curriculum at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls.
Rabbi Helfgot has been a leader in the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), The International Rabbinic Fellowship, and the Orthodox Caucus and Orthodox Forum sponsored by Yeshiva University. He is the author of Divrei Berakah U’Moed -Halakhic Essays on the Topics of Holidays and Blessings, and the editor of Community, Covenant and Commitment: Selected Letters and Communications of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, The YCT Companion to the Book of Samuel and Mikra and Meaning: Studies in Bible and Its Interpretation. In addition, he has served as editor of several journals. Rabbi Helfgot is a much-sought after speaker and his articles have appeared in Tradition, Tehumin, Jewish Action, Ten-Daat, Beit Yitzchak, Megadim, Alon Shvut, Or HaMizrach, The Orthodox Forum Series, The Jewish Week, The Jewish Standard, and Hamevaser.