Shmuley Boteach, “America’s Rabbi,” is one of Israel’s best-known and most respected advocates in global media and has defended Israel in celebrated public debates throughout the world.

He is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost spiritual leaders, values exponents, and relationship experts of our time. Rabbi Shmuley was labeled “a cultural phenomenon” and “the most famous rabbi in America” by Newsweek magazine and The Washington Post, one of the fifty most influential Jewish personalities in the world by The Jerusalem Post, and is the only rabbi ever to win the highly prestigious London Times Preacher of the Year award. 

The Values Network is based on the teachings of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and his passion for bringing universal Jewish values to mainstream American culture and beyond. Rabbi Shmuley’s teachings provide a means for healing and strengthening families, diverting society’s focus from material greed and inspiring children to practice caring and compassionate relationships. His renowned lectures, debates, radio and TV broadcasts, religious services, websites, social media, and published essays cater to a broad international audience. Their goal is to inspire people to apply Jewish values into their everyday lives, ultimately conveying Jewish values in print and on the airwaves to both help America heal some of its greatest ills and to inspire Jewish youth with the power of its ideas.

Founded by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in 2013, the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala, a prestigious platform recognizing those who strive to positively affect society, celebrates individuals who honor human rights and defend the protections and values of democracies like Israel.