4 Rabbi Successors Of Our Religious Legacy
Commandment Keepers Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation - Beth Ha-Tefllah Headquarters "Commandment Keepers" is 99 years old; one of the oldest Israelite synagogues in North America and the Western Hemisphere and has been led by a succession of rabbis since its inception in 1919.
"Even them will I bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer; their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be acceptable upon Mine altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples."
“We believe the people Moses led out of Egypt were black"
Rabbi Yhoshua Ben Yahonatan zt"l was ordained by Chief Rabbi Wentworth Arthur Matthew zt"l. He was President of the Ethiopian Hebrew Israelite Rabbinical Council. Rabbi Yahonatan succeeded Rabbi Chaim White zt"l. He retired as rabbi of Commandment Keepers in the year 2000.
Rabbi Zechariah Lewi zt"l succeeded Rabbi Yhoshua Ben Yahonatan zt"l in 2000. He spearheaded an operational plan embracing the vision, mission, values and objectives of the late Chief Rabbi Wentworth Arthur Matthew's legacy. Newark Rabbi mourned after fatal hit-and-run in Jersey City See