Oversight of the United Messianic Jewish Assembly is conducted by the UMJA Beit Din, a group of z'kanim (elders) who have been selected based on their experience and wisdom within the Messianic community. Our Beit Din members have much experience overseeing their own congregations, are dedicated to the vision of the UMJA, and are dedicated to the edification of the Messianic Jewish community. The Beit Din will work together to plan our various UMJA events, will oversee the granting of new chartered congregations, will grant s'michah (ordination) to various qualified applicants, and will generally provide support and counsel to the Messianic community. We thank our past Beit Din members for the season that they served the UMJA and look forward to appointing new members to our leadership in the future. The following are our current Beit Din members.
Rabbi Reuel Schuster-Dillon
Rabbi Reuel is the Founder and President of the UMJA.
He is also the congregational leader of Synagogue
Chavurat HaMashiach in Spokane, Wa.
Rabbi Bonney Cassady
In addition to being a UMJA Beit Din member, Rabbi Bonney serves
as the congregational leader for Beth Chofesh in Belo Horizonte, Brazil,
oversees several other Messianic congregations throughout Brazil,
and is the Director of Petah Tikvah International Yeshivah.
Rabbi Yehudah MacNeil
In addition to being a UMJA Beit Din member, Rabbi Yehudah
serves as the congregational leader for Kehillat Kadosh L'cha,
a Messianic congregation in Gardner, MA.