Raphael Aronwas born in Melbourne, Australia. He studied at the Rabbinical College of Australia and New Zealand, Yeshivat Kol Torah in Jerusalem and the University of Melbourne.
As director of the Gateway Family Counselling Centre in Melbourne, Australia, Raphael has assisted hundreds of individuals, couples and families with marriage counseling, addictions and the involvement of young people in cults and sects. He is the author of five published books.
Raphael appears regularly in the media and provides expert evidence in court matters involving family issues. He runs seminars at schools, as well as parenting and couples’ workshops for the broader community. A dynamic and much sought-after speaker, Raphael has lectured and conducted a wide range of programs both locally and internationally.
Raphael and his wife, Shani, live in Melbourne. They are blessed with nine children and many grandchildren.