Rabbi Judah Dardik
Rabbi Judah Dardik joins the Orayta team fresh from thirteen years as the spiritual and community leader of Beth Jacob Congregation, in Oakland, California. Under his leadership, that fast-growing community of families from a wide range of backgrounds and beliefs and practices made itself a vibrant religious, educational and social center for Jews across the Bay Area. An award winning teacher, he received his BA from Yeshiva University's Sy Syms School of Business, his Master's degree from the Azrielli Graduate School of Jewish Education, and his ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) of Yeshiva. He is passionate about Jewish education and welcomes the opportunity to learn with people of all backgrounds and perspectives. Rabbi Dardik made aliyah this summer with his wife Naomi and their five children, loves hiking and playing roller hockey.