Rabbi Richard Baroff was born and raised in the Bridgeport, CT area, the eldest of four brothers.
He graduated with a B.A. in History from George Washington University in 1981. He was ordained as a rabbi in 1987 at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1987.
Rabbi Baroff has served as rabbi of Tempe Beth David in Gwinnett County, Georgia from 1987-2001.
He was Associate Rabbi of Temple Kol Emeth in Marietta from 2001-2003, He became the rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Zedek in East Lansing MI in 2007, serving that congregation for four years.
In 2007 Rabbi Baroff returned to the Atlanta area to run a Public Charity, Guardians of the Torah.
Rabbi Baroff married Raina Schmuckler in 1991, and they have a daughter Paula and a son Samuel.