Midwest Torah Center

Empowering Jewish Identity and Continuity in the 21st Century


Rabbi Fred Nebel

Rabbi Nebel joined MTC in 2008. He has an MS in Education from the David J Azreili school of Education and Administration, as well as rabbinic ordination from RIETS.   Rabbi Nebel teaches daily and weekly classes at the Torah Center and off-campus, and his videos can be watched on the YouTube channel “Rabbi Nebel.”

Rabbi Akiva Gutnicki

Youth Director

Rabbi Akiva Gutnicki joined NCSY in conjunction with the Midwest Torah Center in 2012.  Rabbi Gutnicki infuses both young and old with an excitement and interest in Judaism and its practices.  He is innovative and motivated to help others find meaning and fun in Judaism regardless of background. He has successfully helped children, attend jewish schools, camps, shabbatons, gap year programs in Israel and has created special programs to fit individual needs and interests.  Rabbi Akiva provides leadership opportunities and instills in the children confidence and enjoyment in their accomplishments. Programs include, bi-weekly social gatherings, after school learning programs, chesed activities, local and regional Shabbatonim, and family support. Rabbi Gutnicki is an accomplished speaker, storyteller and brings new and powerful tunes to our davening.