Rabbi Baruch A. Yehudah has served as the Spiritual Leader of his synagogue and spiritual home, B’nai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael, since 2007. Rabbi Yehudah was born into the B’nai Adath community, having had both his Bar Mitzvah and his Bris conducted within B’nai Adath.
Prior to assuming his role as Spiritual Leader, and following his Smicha in 1999, Rabbi Yehudah served as the Assistant Rabbi at B’nai Adath under the leadership of his uncle, Rabbi K’naizadek Yeshurun. In becoming the rabbi of B’nai Adath, Rabbi Yehudah was also following in the footsteps of his father, Rabbi Amasiah ben Yehudah who served as the Administrator of B’nai Adath from 1984 until his untimely passing in 1999.
A lover of Israelite and Jewish music, he frequently leads his congregation in song, as he does in this Israelite tune of Halleluyah.
Rabbi Yehudah earned his Rabbinic Degree from the Israelite Rabbinical Academy (now known as the Israelite Academy). He earned his undergraduate degree in Life Sciences-pre-Med from the New York Institute of Technology in 1999. Though his life moved in a different direction from medicine, he has used the Life Sciences training in his work for the Israelite community as a Mohel. He has also held a license as an emergency medical technician.
In addition to his role as Spiritual Leader of B’nai Adath, Rabbi Yehudah currently serves as the Executive Secretary of the International Israelite Board of Rabbis and as the Administrative Dean of the Israelite Academy. He also serves as the International Attaché for the Chief Rabbi of the International Israelite Board of Rabbis, Rabbi Capers Funnyé.
Rabbi Yehudah is a member of the New York Board of Rabbis, and sits on the Board of Directors of Plaza Jewish Community Chapel.
Rabbi Yehudah has 6 children, all active within B’nai Adath, ranging in age from 12 to 29 years old.