Ministries


Shaliachim - Our Emissaries
Guest Speaking and Seminars
Etz Chayim - Radio Program
Petach Libi - Radio Program
Sisterhood - Congregational Women's Group
Shabbat School
Hebrew Classes
Challah 101
Messianic Dance Instruction

 

There is no better way to draw near to the Holy One, blessed be He, than to serve Him, by serving those created in His image. We have listed here several of our primary areas of service. This list is not exhaustive and is growing as time goes on.
 
 
Shaliachim - Our Emissaries
We are pleased and blessed to participate in the ministries of several shaliachim (emissaries, or 'sent ones), as they serve the Holy One in foreign and domestic fields. Select the following link to learn more about them:
Our Shaliachim.
 

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Guest Speaking and Seminars
We have discovered that a restoration of the Jewish roots of the faith goes a long way toward taking down the barriers that separate the various denominations of believers today. Therefore, sharing those roots is one of our primary charters. The rabbi is available to speak in your congregation or to teach a special class on a variety of topics. A favorite series teaches how to share the Good News of Messiah from a Jewish perspective (Messiah 101). Feel free to contact the rabbi if he can serve you in this way.

The rebbetzin (rabbi's wife) is available to speak and teach women's classes and organizations. The topics she has taught include: "How to Run a Jewish Household," "Being a Jewish Woman in the Modern World," "Jewish Holidays, Their Meaning and Practice," etc. The rebbetzin would greatly enjoy an opportunity to speak at your gathering.

We also have several other individuals available to speak and teach on various subjects, for example, Messianic worship in dance, Passover Seders for children, etc. Contact us if we can serve you in any way.
 
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Etz Chayim - Radio Program
The Etz Chayim (Tree of Life) radio show is a three-minute, drivetime program, and has been on the air since 1995. The program teaches yiddishkeit (Jewish perspective and thinking) and spiritual survival skills. You can hear the show at 8:00am each weekday, on KGMS (940 AM), in Tucson.
 
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Petach Libi - Radio Program
The Petach Libi (Open My Heart) radio show is a fifteen-minute, program, and has been on the air since 2002. The program provides detailed exposition of Holy Scripture while restoring the Hebraic persective. You can hear the show at 2:00pm each weekday, on KGMS (940 AM), in Tucson.
 
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Sisterhood - Congregational Women's Group
Our sisterhood is more than just an organization of the women of the congregation. It is a vital ministry, serving the Holy One by performing bikkur cholim (visiting the sick) in nursing and assisted care homes, as well as speaking and teaching at meetings of other women's organizations. They gather weekly to study the weekly Torah portion and to put their combined creativity into action through various Jewish traditional crafts.

In addition to all the things they do for our congregation, they also provide a convenient source for the ritual items and other Jewish items, by running a Judaica shop. The proceeds of the Judaica shop goes toward supplying the Judaica needs by the congregation itself(Torah silver, ark, shofar, etc.).

Please feel free to contact the rebbetzin or the Judaica shop if they can help you in any way.
 
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Shabbat School
On Shabbat, during the reading of the Torah, the children have their own Torah service. We do the same blessings as the adult service, and have our own Sefer Torah (Torah Scroll) that the children love to take turns dressing and reading.

We teach the weekly parsha (Torah Portion) at a level the children can understand, incorporating hands-on experiences to bring the Torah to life. Our hope is that each child will come to know and love the Torah and the Messiah in a life-changing way.
 
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Biblical Hebrew Classes
Provided each Shabbat, after the Kiddush and Oneg Shabbat. Learn how to read and understand/translate Biblical Hebrew, as well as how to read the Torah Scroll (with trope or cantillation). Cost: Materials only.

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Challah 101
In this class we teach the participants not only to make a wonderful, kosher, twelve strand, braided challah, but also how to make preparations for the Shabbat evening meal and the importance of this weekly holiday. The participants leave the class with an un-baked loaf, which they are then able to bake at home for their own Shabbat dinner. Contact the rebbetzin to request a class for yourself or your group.
 
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Messianic Dance Instruction
Throughout our history, we have expressed our love and worship of the Holy One, blessed be He, through dance and song. Most of our worship and traditional songs have a special dance designed for it. We are available to teach you or your organization how to enhance the worship experience through dance. Feel free to contact us if we can help you in this way.
 
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