Gavriel Kleinerman is originally from Long Island, NY. After earning a degree in Metallurical and Materials Engineering from the Univ. of Pittsburgh, he worked at MIT as a project engineer in bio-engineering. In 1974, Gavriel took off what he thought would be one year to study in Jerusalem with Rabbi Noah Weinberg zt"l. Today he is the Executive Vice-President of Aish Jerusalem. He and his wife have three married children and more than a minyan of grandchildren.