Ministry Staff


Jude and Jennifer Caracelo, Rabbi and Rebbitzen

Rabbi Jude Caracelo is originally from New York and grew up in Brevard County, FL.  He came to know Yeshua as his messiah at the age of 16, and shortly thereafter his family started attending Kol Mashiach .  In July of 2012, Jude was ordained and became the Assistant Rabbi under Rabbi Alan Levine until God opened the door to move to Savannah, GA where he and his wife planted Keren Ohr Messianic Synagogue in 2014. Rabbi Jude was the senior rabbi at Keren Ohr until 2019 when God called the family back to Florida to serve as Senior Rabbi at Kol Mashiach.
Jude is an Italian Jew – a descendant of conversos (Jews that converted to Catholicism against their will).  Conversos publicly became Catholics but still retained their Jewish traditions and heritage in secret for fear of persecution.  Today, many Spanish and Italian people are rediscovering their lost Jewish ancestry.  These events are a fulfillment of God’s Word.  Over and over again, God warned His people that they would be “scattered throughout the nations,” yet He also promises to “regather them as a people.”
Jude is married to Jennifer, also a Messianic Jew and the founder of Neshama, a ministry for Messianic women.  She currently works as the social media and graphics coordinator for Kol Mashiach.  The Caracelos have each worked in Messianic ministry for over 25 years in various capacities, serving as youth leaders, music leaders, and teachers.  They are happy to be raising their children in the area they grew up in.