Meet the Rabbi and Wife.

I was born and raised in New York City, I was raised very traditionally and attended an Orthodox shul growing up, I nevertheless turned from Judaism after my bar mitzvah and spent the next nearly 20 years making many mistakes and wrong choices in my life.

I married my best friend Gloria in 1982, and we have traveled on this journey together for the past 40 years. Then in 1984, after two years of searching and studying the Bible,

I became convinced that Y E S H U A (Jesus) was the promised 
M E S S I A H of Israel and the Nations.

32 years ago, God called us to move to Florida to plant 

S H A L O M  B O C A

Messianic Synagogue

where we have served with joy ever since.

We have 5 wonderful grown kids and 9 incredible grandkids. We count it a privilege to serve a community of followers of Yeshua who are serious about worshipping God, serving one another, and passing on a Godly heritage to the next generation.

Meet our Servant Leaders.

David Pedraza 


Jennifer Pedraza

Worship and Production Leader

Elyse Vazquez

Children's Education

Josie Brawer

Special Events

Gail Bousum 

Prayer and Missions Leader