Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz

Rabbi-Kravitz-Bentzion_111611-584BENTZION KRAVITZ, an acknowledged authority on Judaism and Christian polemics, is the founder and Executive Director of Jews for Judaism International Inc.

A renowned lecturer, Rabbi Kravitz has appeared on both television and radio programs and has lectured extensively throughout the United States, the former Soviet Union, South Africa, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Israel. His programs have been enthusiastically received by all denominations of Judaism. With over 30 years of experience, he has one of the highest success records in the Jewish community for counseling Jews involved in cults and fundamentalist missionary groups. Rabbi Kravitz has successfully published many articles and audiotapes and is the author of the highly acclaimed booklet, The Jewish Response To Missionaries. There are currently more than 325,000 copies of the booklet in print in seven languages; English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Chinese.

Born in 1954 in New York, Rabbi Kravitz attended the University of Texas in Austin, majoring in communications and went on to earn his degree from the Rabbinical College of America.

Rabbi Kravitz is a Chaplain and Advanced Critical Incident Counselor for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. He is also a Reserve Police officer and a Department of Justice certified firearms instructor. His hobbies include martial arts, scuba diving, skiing and guitar.

He and his wife Dvora, a licensed therapist and credentialed Special Education teacher, reside in Los Angeles and are the parents of six children and seven grandchildren.