GYE helps those struggling with inappropriate materials and related behaviors.

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About Us

rfeldman"There is an international scourge attacking the Jewish People which threatens to tear apart the fabric of Jewish life. It has spared no class of Jews: from teenagers to kollel members, from office workers to rabbis, and from single to married men. "Guard Your Eyes" has successfully helped to wean hundreds, if not thousands, from pornographic addiction. It’s actually the only weapon we have at our disposal."

— Rabbi Aharon Feldman, Mo'etzes Gedolei HaTorah of America

rtwerski"I doubt that at any time in our history has there been as grave a threat to the morality of our people and to the stability of the Jewish family as the plague of addiction to internet pornography. It has ruined more marriages than anything. It has ruined families. It's been terribly destructive. And the only weapon we have against it, the only one, is GuardYourEyes, which is saving lives and families."

— Rabbi Abraham J. Twersky, MD, Founder of Gateway Rehab

Background

The Guard Your Eyes organization (www.guardyoureyes.com) has been relatively unknown until recently, but with the expansion of its efforts and proven success, it is becoming known throughout the Jewish world today as the number one resource for dealing with the growing problem of the struggle with/addiction to inappropriate materials on the Internet and related behaviors in our communities.

Fueled mainly by the accessibility and anonymity of the Internet, this affliction has spared no class of Jews all across the religious spectrum. This widespread problem is destroying more peoples’ marriages and Yidishkeit than almost anything else today. Many of the social ills afflicting the Jewish community today such as youth-at-risk, broken marriages and even child abuse and molestation can be traced back to this issue. Much of our communities’ investments in education today are being undermined by the strong-pull of these temptations.

treatmentTreatment

In less than a decade of operations, with a meager yearly budget and minimal advertising, Guard Your Eyes has helped many thousands of Jews get back on a path of sanity, healing and self-control. This has been accomplished through the many features of our network which include a website, forums, handbooks, chizuk e-mails, hotlines and 12 step phone conferences and groups. The achievements to date would mark an unprecedented success for even the best of multi-million dollar rehab centers dealing with different types of addictions.

prevention

Prevention

Guard Your Eyes has helped prevent thousands from falling into these pitfalls by providing comprehensive filter services, daily shiurim and chizuk e-mails on Shemiras Einayim, articles and tips, and by boosting awareness of the dangers and giving practical tools on how to avoid these tests. We also have a team of certified computer technicians who offer free help for anyone who wants advice or hands-on assistance with installing filters.


We attribute our success to five factors:

  1. Experience: The tools of our recovery program were developed with guidance from the best experts in the field and through the personal experience of hundreds of dedicated Jews who successfully broke free of their addiction and are determined to help others.
  2. A Novel Approach: Our recovery system is not only unique for the Jewish community, but unique in the world, in that we address the many different levels of addiction with a program that uses progressively more “addiction oriented” tools based on the level of the dependence. For example, there are many people who just started to slip in these areas and can get out of it with the proper perspective, filters, some basic safe-guards and some accountability. Others need far more intense solutions, such as our 12-Step phone conferences and referrals to live SA groups and therapists. All in all though, this program promises a solution for everyone, no matter how advanced the addiction may have progressed.
  3. anonymityAnonymity: The many tools and services on our network are mostly either on-line, in print or by phone. What makes this so powerful is that it ensures complete anonymity for those who turn to us for help. This is one of the greatest secrets to our success, because anonymity, especially in these sensitive areas - and all the more so in the religious community, is one of the main inhibitions of people reaching out for help.
  4. Accessibility: We harness the very power of instant accessibility of the internet which has fueled this epidemic, to reach and help thousands of Jews throughout the world that conventional therapeutic approaches would otherwise not be able to reach.
  5. Providing Hope: The inherently pure Jewish souls caught in this addiction are often just yearning for a helping hand to give them that extra push they need to break free. By finding that they are not alone and that hundreds of others have succeeded through our tools, they are instilled with the determination and courage to change. 

the-gye-team

Guard Your Eyes, GYE.Corp:
  • Yaakov N, Founder and Websites Administrator
  • Avi Mayer, Chairman (LA)
  • Nati Klein, Chairman (Cleveland)
  • Sammy (Shmuel) Capuano, Chairman (Israel)

Advisory Board:
  • Rabbi Avraham J. Twerski, Founder of Gateway Rehab Center
  • Rabbi Simcha Feuerman, LCSW
  • Allan J. Katz, M.S. CRC

Rabbinical Board:
  • Rabbi Aharon Feldman, Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of America
  • Rabbi Yosef Viener, Rav of Kehilas Shaar Shamayim, Monsey
  • Rabbi Dovid Heber, Rav of Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek, Baltimore
  • Rav Yosef Yitzchak Rosenfeld, Beis Horo’ah Shevet Levi, Monsey

Additional Endorsements:
  • Rabbi Avraham Chaim Levine, Yoshev Rosh Vaad Roshei Yeshivos
  • Harav Malkiel Kotler, Rosh Yeshivas BMG
  • Harav Shmuel Kaminetsky, Rosh Yeshivas Philladelphia
  • Noviminsker Rebbe
  • Harav Yisrael Belsky, Rosh Yeshivas Torah Va'daas
  • Rabbi Binyumin Eisenberger, Rav of Cong. Heichal Hatfilah, Brooklyn
  • Rav Shraga Hager, Kossover Rebbe
  • Rav Shlomo Milller, Rosh Kollel Toronto
  • Rav Motte Frank, Breslev Jerusalem
Legal Officers:
  • Eli Golshan, President
  • Daniel Balsam Esq, Secretary
  • Yaakov Lach, Treasurer
Trustees:
  • Gary Torgow, Detroit
  • Gedalia Weinberger, Brooklyn
  • Tovia Schottenstein, Columbus
  • Rabbi Berel Wein, Jerusalem
  • Avi Schron, Brooklyn
  • Eli Schindler, Brooklyn
  • Shimon Lefkowitz, Brooklyn
  • Shmuel Yossef Reider, Manhattan
  • Avraham Wolfson, Brooklyn
  • Akiva Medjuk, Toronto
  • Shlomo Yehudah Rechnitz, LA
  • Frank Menlo, LA
  • Sol Goldner, LA
Phone Conferences:
  • Duvid Chaim, Daily noon call, Mon-Thurs
  • Shlomo, Daily Night call,
  • Steve, Daily Morning call
  • Dov, Sun and Tuesday call
  • Rachamim, Friday and Sunday call
  • Yosef, Daily Chizuk Call
  • Dovi, Sun – Thursday afternoon Shmiras Ainayim Call
  • Miriam, Bi-Weekly Spouses Call
Venishmartem.com (GYE Filter Division):
  • Mendy Elishevitz, Project Manager
  • Rabbi Zev Shain, Venishmartem President
  • Tzvi Scharf, Co-Founder
Web Development Team:
  • Mendy E: Design, Templates and Programming
  • MindK Lab, Oleg Nesterov and Team, Ukraine: Programming