Rabbi Yahath was born June 20, 1949 in Gary, Indiana. He attended Roosevelt High School. Upon completion of high school, Yahath enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. During his enlistment he served in Viet Nam from 1968-1969. Before being honorably discharged, received the Purple Heart Medal. Yahath recently retired after 25 years of employment the Veteran’s Administration.

Yahath returned to the Hebrew way of life in the spring of 1972. He was a part of various Israelite communities extending from Chicago to St. Croix, Virgin Islands, before deciding to settle at Beth Shalom B’Nai Zaken E.H.C in 1990. Since becoming a member of Beth Shalom, Yahath has served as the Anshe Chayil President, Shomreim and a percussionist with the band.

Rabbi Yahath was ordained on June 23, 2012. He is married to Beth Brazelton.