rabbi & chief officer of awesome

    Matt Rosenberg is the Rabbi and Chief Officer of Awesome at Restoration. He is ordained by the IAMCS and serves as the Northwest director. He has a B.A. in Religion from Nyack College.

    Matt is passionate about sharing the message of Yeshua with his Jewish people in Seattle and all over the world. He is a thinker, reader, dreamer and leader among his generation in the Messianic movement. Matt has been a featured speaker at many conferences and is board member of Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI).

    Matt was raised in a Messianic home and his family has been involved in the Messianic movement for more than thirty years. Matt and his wife Laura have three children and live in Seattle.

  • Aybars Uckun

    Assistant Rabbi, VP of Awesome, Elder

    Aybars Uckun is the Assistant Rabbi & VP of Awesome at Restoration. He came to know Yeshua in a Messianic synagogue in 1997 after being raised in a Muslim home. Before moving to Seattle in 2012, he served for many years as a volunteer leader of Beth Zion in Jackson, NJ. Aybars is the world's first non-Jewish Turkish Rabbi and this reflects the heart of God to bring all people back to Himself and one of our core values that everyone belongs in the family of God. Aybars and his wife, Kelly, live in Seattle, and have six children.