Today was so much fun! Rabbi Ruben Orona (along with his adorable son Brian) was in the studio and we had a great discussion. Plus great music from Liberated Wailing Wall, Michelle Gold, Barry & Batya Segal, Elana Watson, and Misha Goetz (Hoyt).
Ruben Orona is a charismatic preacher who enjoys studying and sharing
Torah with our Congregation members. Rabbi Ruben grew up in a Catholic
home and did formal studies to become a Catholic Priest until he read
the Ten Commandments as they appear in the book of Exodus. And this was
his turning point! At that time Ruben was directly confronted by the
Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) who started to reveal to him the Scriptures
from a Hebrew/Jewish perspective.
Ruben was at one point ordained and licensed as an Evangelical Pastor
serving as an Evangelist and as a Missionary for over 20 years. He has
preached at Revival and Healing events bringing thousands of people
closer to G-d and to Yeshua. Ruben has experience planting
(establishing) congregations from zero and has also
commissioned/ordained Evangelists, Pastors and Ministers in Puerto Rico,
the Dominican Republic and the United States.
DNA testing, Rabbi Ruben discovered he was of Jewish descent! He was
recently ordained as Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Shema Yisrael in
Rochester, NY. Rabbi Ruben believes that each time the Torah is preached
something ought to happen! Gifted with charismatic gifts of the Ruach
haKodesh, Rabbi Ruben enjoys preaching and teaching in different
countries and crusades. He has a special love for Israel and loves to
lead others to worship Adonai in Spirit and Truth!
Ruben combines his rabbinical ministry with working as a Registered
Nurse. He holds a college Degree in Science in Nursing from Roberts
Wesleyan College and also holds degrees at seminary level in Philosophy
and Theology. Ruben is very family oriented and loves to spend time with
his wife Carmen, to whom he’s been married for over 20 years, and with
his son Brian.