Rabbi Ben Raker Ehrenfeld

Benjamin Raker Ehrenfeld is the current chair of the Faith and Halakhic Standards Committee of the MJRC. He has received smikha from both the MJRC and the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC). He holds a Masters in Jewish Studies from Messianic Jewish Theological Institute (MJTI) and is a licensed social worker (he holds an MSW from Salem State University). He is honored to count himself among those Jewish followers of Yeshua committed to a life of covenantal faithfulness empowered with all the subsequent joys and responsibilities that identity entails.

Benjamin and his wife live in Austin, TX. His rabbinical work also includes teaching for the MJTI rabbinical school, consulting with community leaders, facilitating sacred text study in a variety of communal and individual contexts, and mentorship. His full-time professional occupation is as a licensed social worker.

On the MJRC:

"I see the MJRC as an integral community within the larger Messianic Jewish landscape helping to model a new vision for Messianic Judaism. The MJRC encourages and teaches commitment to a halakhic approach to covenantally faithful Messianic Jewish life. I am deeply thankful and humbled to participate in this community and its conversation that I hope will be compelling to other Jewish followers of Yeshua."