Our Ministry Leaders

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 the University of Judaism 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 and books on Messianic Judaism.
Rome Remigio
Rome RemigioElder/Zakeyn
Rome Remigio has been a believer in Yeshuasince he first visited Kehilat Ariel in 1984. He has been an Elder in KA since 1991, wherehe has held several positions at KA prior to being an Elder, such as Bookkeeper/Treasurer, Men’s Coordinator, Board Member. Currently, he is leading the Shabbat morning Parashah discussion since 2002 and is currently serving as the KA Website Coordinator. His heart is for mentoring men and he hosts a men’s weekly early morning prayer group. He works in computers locally. Served in the Navy from 1977 to 1986. Elder Rome and his wife Deborah (also a Messianic Jew) reside in San Diego with their three children.
Frank Rosas was born in the Jewish neighborhood of Boyle Heights and has been involved in Messianic Judaism since 1979. Over the years, Frank and his wife Marianne have led numerous Torah study groups and Havurot. They have been involved is several messianic synagogues in the West as well as assisting in planting several groups in Mexico.
Elliot Klayman is a past president of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations and is the current Executive Director of Messianic Literature Outreach, also editing its publication, The Messianic Outreach. He directs the Messianic Jewish Theological School of Jewish Studies, and teaches in that Institute as well as in a number of other messianic schools and forums. He sits on Jewish Voice Ministry International’s Board of Directors and several other messianic Boards. Elliot taught Law for many years at Ohio State University. He and his wife Joyce (also a Jewish believer) live in San Diego.
Tovik Liberman is a sabra (native-born Israeli) who served in the IDF in both the 6-Day War (1967) and the Yom Kippur War (1973). He worked in the hotel industry for many years and has always been very involved in the local Jewish communities. He has been involved in numerous Boards over the years and also as a synagogue President for a Reform shul. After a long search, Tovik came to the faith of Yeshua as the Messiah in 2004 and has participated at Kehilat Ariel since that time. Tovik is married to Colleen and together they serve as Shamashim in our synagogue.

2018-19 Board of Directors

Gabe Pacheco, Joyce Klayman, Hosh Kapp, Mark Rosenblum, James Paraiso

Shamashim (Servants)

These men and women are recognized as leaders who serve our synagogue community:

Eric Kragenbrink
Joanne Kragenbrink
Joan Savarese
Tony Savarese
Colleen Liberman
Marco Martinez
Mauxi Martinez
Gabe Pacheco
Barbara Pacheco
Eddie Niewald
Yrena Niewald
Donna Jacobson
Deborah Remigio

Committee Coordinators

Audio: James Paraiso
CD Duplication: Angel Duran
Children’s Education: Liz Kasdan
Dance: Mauxi Martinez
Facebook: Gabe Pacheco
Facilities: Jim Scarborough
International: Eddie & Yrena Niewald
Music: Eric & Joanne Kragenbrink
Office: Jan Folb
Oneg: Elva Mendez & Maria Duran
Prayer: Lyndia Lewis
Singles: Bob and Jeannette Haas
Security: Gabe Pacheco
Social Action: Eric Tauber
Translation: Jeanette Haas
TV Outreach: Lety Levy
Ushers: Tony Saverese
Social Media: Rome Remigio & Gabe Pacheco
Youth Directors: Aaron and Jenny White

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