Rabbi Tony Eaton


Messianic Rabbi Tony Eaton is the Congregational Leader of Simchat Yisrael Messianic Congregation, a Messianic Jewish synagogue meeting in West Haven CT.   He received his rabbinical ordination from  the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations,  where he has served on the Steering Committee as Northeast Regional Director, and the Executive Board as the Union's Treasurer.

He is currently serving as the chairman of the UMJC Kehilah 2020 program for the development of new Messianic Jewish leadership.  He was the first president of the Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council, and he currently serves as its Executive Director.  Rabbi Eaton has authored articles for Kesher, a Journal of Messianic Judaism, and Voices of Messianic Judaism. Rabbi Eaton resides in Hamden CT. where he lives with his wife Merryl and their 3 children.




Like all Jews in all times, we Messianic Jews have a responsibility to the covenants God has made with our ancestors.  These covenants are expressed in and through the mitzvoth.  It is therefore incumbent upon us as faithful followers of our Messiah to develop and refine our way of life by developing standards of observance, helping our fellow Messianic Jews to live out lives of Torah faithfulness informed by our tradition and the Spirit of our Messiah.  This is the primary work of the MJRC.  I am grateful to have dedicated people to work with in this important work.