Today is January 17, 2019 -
Rabbi Ronald Roth was born in Far Rockaway, Queens and spent his childhood in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Cornell University with a BA in theatre arts. While he grew up in a non-observant home, he was greatly influenced by the Cornell Hillel Rabbi, Morris Goldfarb, as well as the Rabbi of the Town and Village Synagogue in Manhattan, Stephen Lerner.
Pictured to the right is Rabbi Roth with Rep. Steve Rothman at Rep. Rothman’s Washington office.
Rabbi Roth decided to attend the Rabbinical School at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he received an M. A. in Rabbinics and Rabbinic Ordination. After graduation from JTS he served Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor, New Jersey for seven years, and then left for a larger congregation, the West End Synagogue in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2007 he was chosen to become the Rabbi of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel. more…