Our Rabbi

photoRabbi Baruch Rock has been devoted to working with Jewish communities in the United States and Israel for over 15 years. In addition to his Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbi Shlomo Riskin of the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary, he holds a BA in History and Journalism from New York University, and a Master of Arts in Desert Studies from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Rabbi Rock also teaches Talmud, Tefillah, and Jewish History in the Maimonides Upper School of the San Diego Jewish Academy. He has many different interests and seek to always integrate those interests to present a vision and experience of wholeness in his work as a rabbi, a teacher, and as a global citizen. Rabbi Rock is honored and thrilled to be leading the wonderful Orot HaCarmel community of Carmel Valley.