the Meuchad Board
Mara Frisch is a former Ministries Director of the Young Messianic Jewish Alliance (YMJA). She was raised in a Reform Jewish family in suburban Chicago, IL. At 18, she made a decision to put her faith in Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, which dramatically changed the course of her life. Mara received her bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio, where she double majored in psychology and speech communications. She received her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from University of Cincinnati. Mara is devoted to Messianic youth ministry and had the privilege of serving in various roles on the YMJA Executive Committee for 8 years. In addition to serving young people, Mara loves teaching figure skating, flying on trapezes, and spending time with her friends and family.
RABBI SETH KLAYMAN
Rabbi Seth N. Klayman, Ph.D., leads Congregation Sha'arei Shalom, a Messianic Synagogue, located in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. He is adjunct professor of Jewish Studies at The King's University in Southlake, Texas, and currently serves as the Secretary of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Executive Committee. Seth was a leading activist for the Asheville Music Festival 2012 - a raw, creative, young people-oriented, Messianic Jewish arts and music festival intended to further salvation, renewal, unity, and vision among Jewish Yeshua-believing organizations. Seth resides in Cary, North Carolina, with his wife Rachael, and their three young children.