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 movement. 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.
Dr. Rabbi Bruce R Booker
Dr Rabbi Bruce Booker (Baruch Ben Avraham) currently serves as a Beit din member of the UMJA. He has established and led several Messianic Jewish kehillot, the most recent Beth Yeshua in Priest River before retiring from full time ministry. He has served as Past President of the UMJA.
Dr. Rabbi Bonney Cassady
Dr Rabbi Bonney Cassady is the Rabbi of Beth Chofesh in Brazil. He currently serves as a Beit Din member of the UMJA. In addition to leading his Messianic Jewish synagogue, he also has establishes and teaches at two yeshivot, Or David Seminary and Petah Tikvah International.
Rabbi Yehudah MacNeil
Rabbi Yehudah MacNeil is the current President of the UMJA. He currently leads Messianic Jewish kehilla Kadosh L'cha in Massachusetts.