Rabbis Michael and Carol Calise co-lead Beth Emanuel Synagogue.
Rabbi Michael is from a Sephardic Jewish background. His grandmother was raised in a rabbi’s home in Turkey. He came to faith in Yeshua as the Messiah of Israel in his early twenties and immediately sensed a call from Adonai to prepare for full-time ministry.
Rabbi Carol is from a Gentile background but took the Covenant of Ruth over 25 years ago as she felt G-d calling her to make a commitment to the Jewish people and to live a Jewish lifestyle.
Both rabbis have formal biblical training and have received ordination. Together with their children Josiah and Abigail, they serve the community of Beth Emanuel. It is their desire to see the Jewish community of the greater New York Area come to see the truth of who the Messiah is.