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Rabbi Barney Kasdan

Rabbi Barney Kasdan

Rabbi Barney Kasdan has been a believer in Yeshua since 1971 and is the founding Rabbi of Kehilat Ariel Messianic Synagogue since 1981.  He holds degrees from Biola University (BA History), Talbot School of Theology (M.Div.) and completed one year of graduate studies at American Jewish University in Los Angeles.  Rabbi Kasdan has served in various positions in the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) including as its President from 1998-2002.  He has written numerous articles on Messianic Judaism and is the author of the popular books God’s Appointed Times and God’s Appointed Customs,  the 400-page commentary entitled Matthew Presents Yeshua, King Messiah and his latest book Rabbi Paul Enlightens the Ephesians on Walking with Messiah Yeshua (all by Messianic Jewish Publications).  In addition to his congregational duties, he served as a chaplain for the San Diego Police Department for 11 years.  Rabbi Barney and his wife Liz (also a Messianic Jew) reside in San Diego and have four grown children.