What are We about
We are a Messianic Jewish congregation who believes that Yeshua (Hebrew for Jesus) is the promised Jewish Messiah. We provide a Messianic congregation where those who are Jewish or have families who are Jewish can continue to live out their Jewishness but with faith in Messiah Yeshua. Also we provide an opportunity for both Jews and non-Jews alike to learn about the Jewish basis of our faith in Yeshua. As well, we provide a gathering for those with a love for our Jewish people and the modern day state of Israel and who want to see them be blessed by coming to know and follow Messiah Yeshua.
Directions from the intersection of I-405 and the 101/Ventura Freeway in the middle of the San Fernando Valley in northern Los Angeles. Going from the intersection of I-405 and the 101/Ventura Freeway in the middle of the San Fernando Valley, head west on the 101/Ventura Freeway (toward Ventura) about 8 miles. Take the Shoup Avenue Exit (just after the Topanga Canyon Blvd. exits). At the bottom of the ramp go right on Ventura Blvd and continue west on Ventura Blvd. around ½ mile. Make a right on Fallbrook Avenue heading north around 3 miles. The facility is 2 ½ blocks north of Sherman Way, just before Saticoy, on the left-hand or west side of the street. Enter the parking lot on the north side of the complex, or park on Fallbrook Ave.
What are our
Shabbat Services like
We have worship, Messianic Jewish liturgy, sometimes small group prayer (if someone would like to), and normally the same sermon in both the Friday and Saturday Shabbat services (though there can be exceptions on having the same sermon). Our dress is business casual. We have more Jewish liturgy in the Saturday Shabbat Service than the Friday one, and also have a Torah service (with chanting of a portion of that week's Parashah reading) only in the Saturday morning service. Someone doesn't have to know Hebrew to come to our services, though we hope to help you learn some Hebrew. We also have a liturgy CD to help learn our Hebrew liturgy we do. We currently have a Shabbat School (for grade school age children) in both the Friday and Saturday services. We sometimes also have a Youth Class during the Friday night services. Both Shabbat services are followed by an oneg in Holland Hall.
Moadim (Appointed Times) - We celebrate all the Jewish holidays throughout the year like High Holy Days, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover, Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day), Shavuot, but have them centered on Messiah Yeshua. (See the Calendar for upcoming Moadim.)
Life Cycle Events
- We celebrate or observe typical Messianic Jewish Life Cycle Events.
- Babies and Children - Though we do not physically do circumcisions (we recommend you have your pediatrician or mohel handle that), we will conduct a Circumcision ceremony. Also we can have a Child naming ceremony, and a Child Dedication ceremony.
- Bar and Bat Mitzvah - We have Bar and Bat Mitzvah training available and can conduct them in a Shabbat service or in a private service.
- Weddings - We can conduct Messianic weddings of believers of Yeshua.
- Funerals - We can conduct Messianic Funerals.