Rabbi Elihu Gevirtz was ordained by a Beit Din (Rabbinic Court) consisting of his teachers Rabbis Mel Gottlieb, Stan Levy, Mordecai Finley and Stephen Robbins at the Academy for Jewish Religion – California in 2012. His teachers include Rabbis Ronnie Serr, Haim Ovadia, Elijah Shochet and Reb Mimi Feigelson. He is continuing his studies with Rabbi Robbins and Rabbi Ovadia. Rabbi Gevirtz is a biologist working on restoration of habitats for native plants and animals in southern California. He lives in Santa Barbara, California in the U.S.A. with his wife, children and extended family.