Our Rabbi

Kehilat Ari Yehudah’s congregational leader is Peggy Michalchuk

She came to faith in 1982, after a year-long study of Scripture led her to a personal relationship with Yeshua the Messiah.  Continuing her intense personal study of the Word, Peggy had many questions concerning Israel’s place in Scripture, as well as the Jewish people and their relationship with G-d.  She was introduced to Messianic Judaism in 1987 by the late Rabbi Judy Madans, a pioneer in the Messianic movement.  For twelve years Peggy served at Ari Yehudah in many capacities including as an assistant to Rabbi Judy, a variety of teaching roles and a member of the Board of Directors. In October of 2007 upon clear direction from G-d, Peggy was appointed the Congregational Leader of Ari Yehudah. Peggy’s passion is the study and teaching of the Word. Her desire is to see and be a part of the body of Messiah fulfilling Yeshua’s words in Yochanan (John) 17 to walk in unity, displaying the love of the Father for each other and for the lost. Peggy’s late husband Buddy was an integral part of the ministry at Lion of Judah.  He was committed to serving the L-RD alongside his wife and together they ministered in Israel, Russia, Argentina, and most recently (in 2010) in Belarus. “The memory of the righteous is blessed.”  Prov. 10:7
Peggy lives in New Jersey and has three grown children and two grandsons.