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San Diego We Are Praying

May 15, 2014 by  
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Dan To Beer-Sheva ~ Experience Biblical Israel

January 10, 2014 by  
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A prayer ride through all Israel, March-April, 2014

“From Dan to Beer-Sheva” appears in the Hebrew Bible to describe all Israel, both the physical extent of the Land and the whole people, as in 2 Sam 3:10: “. . .and set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan to Beer-Sheva.” The UMJC team will bike throughout the length of biblical Israel, praying at every stop for the restoration of all Israel under Messiah Yeshua, and distributing tzedakah (charity) as they go. The starting point is Tel Dan, opposite an archaeological site that dates to the time of Abraham. The ride ends near Tel Beer-Sheva, described as a “settlement dating back to Abraham the Patriarch.” So the team will be retracing the footsteps of Abraham, and praying for the fulfillment of God’s promises to him, from Dan to Beer-Sheva.

  • Six full days of riding, with a Shabbat in Jerusalem in the middle.
  • Riders will raise funds to cover their share of the tour, plus at least double the amount for tzedaka (humanitarian aid). They’re responsible for their own transportation to and from Israel.
  • At every stop, both for breaks and camp or lodging, the team will pray for the fulfillment of God’s promises to all Israel, including the body of Messiah in the Land of Israel.
  • Every day the team will distribute tzedaka along with our prayers, especially in partnership with Messianic Jewish efforts in the Land.

Click here for an exciting one-minute video!

For details on riding or donating, contact Russ Resnik,

  • Distributing tzedaka every day
  • Cycling through the land of Israel
  • Praying for all Israel at every stop
  • Raising awareness all year . . . and beyond!

Hanukkah – Chanukah or Chanukkah Festival of Lights or Feast of Dedication

November 27, 2013 by  
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by Gabe Pacheco

Many people will be celebrating Hanukkah this year with friends and family surrounding and lighting a delightfully beautiful Hanukkiya or Hanukkah Menorah.  Hanukkah is an ancient tradition of commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem.  This year is unique, because the first “day” of Hanukkah falls on the same day as America is celebrating Thanksgiving.  Some are calling it, “Thanks-giv-akkah.”  There are even some who are selling buttons and t-shirts marking how special it is that these two holidays meet.  Whatever the case might be, there are gifts and friends and family who share the light and joy of this Jewish holiday.

In the Good News of Yohanan, Complete Jewish Bible (CJB), chapter 10:22, “Then came Hanukkah in Yerushalayim. It was winter, 23 and Yeshua was walking around inside the Temple area, in Shlomo’s Colonnade.”

Blessings to you and your families as we celebrate these 8 days!

Talmidim ~ Duplication And The Rabbi

May 4, 2013 by  
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Yeshua NEVER said in order to follow him one needed to say a prayer in one’s heart.  He said, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers for men!”  As Yeshua walked by Lake Kinneret he invited those to follow him and become his Talmidim.

Matthew 4:18-25 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

18 “As Yeshua walked by Lake Kinneret, he saw two brothers who were fishermen — Shim‘on, known as Kefa, and his brother Andrew — throwing their net into the lake. 19 Yeshua said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers for men!” 20 At once they left their nets and went with him.  21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers — Ya’akov Ben-Zavdai and Yochanan his brother — in the boat with their father Zavdai, repairing their nets; and he called them. 22 At once they left the boat and their father and went with Yeshua.  23 Yeshua went all over the Galil teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing people from every kind of disease and sickness. 24 Word of him spread throughout all Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill, suffering from various diseases and pains, and those held in the power of demons, and epileptics and paralytics; and he healed them. 25 Huge crowds followed him from the Galil, the Ten Towns, Yerushalayim, Y’hudah, and ‘Ever-HaYarden.”

So, if there was a “prayer” to be said, then the scriptures would be very clear on that subject.  A prayer would seem like a good idea, however, saying a “prayer” and nothing more, releases the one saying the prayer from the responsibility of becoming a Talmid (Disciple).  One would say that a verbal declaration is good enough, whether in one’s own heart or aloud.  The sincerest form of prayer to follow Yeshua is accepted, yet this seems to be, in many cases, the end and beginning of one’s halakhah.  A small simple prayer may be a declaration that one will become a Talmid (Disciple) of Yeshua HaMashiach.

The Talmidim  (Disciples)

  • Talmidim would “Yoke” to a Rabbi, submit one’s self to the Rabbi for instruction.
  • “be covered with the dust of his feet” because the talmid followed so closely.  This is considered On The Job Training (OJT).
  • Followed, learned, imitated, devoted one’s self to study of Torah with instruction from the Rabbi.
“Come after me,” is a verb.  There are many stories where Yeshua is encouraging those to follow him.  Some did not follow him even after the “invitation” because of the condition of their hearts.
Not trusting.

Hebrews 4:2-4 (CJB)

2 “for Good News has also been proclaimed to us, just as it was to them*. But the message they heard didn’t do them any good, because those who heard it did not combine it with trustFor it is we who have trusted who enter the rest.  It is just as he said, “And in my anger, I swore that they would not enter my rest.”

He swore this even though his works have been in existence since the founding of the universe. For there is a place where it is said, concerning the seventh day,

“And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.”


*”To them” referring to those who were wandering in the desert for 40 years.


  1. Hebrews 4:3 Psalm 95:11
  2. Hebrews 4:4 Genesis 2:2

Hebrews 11:5-6 (CJB)

5 “By trusting, Hanokh was taken away from this life without seeing death — “He was not to be found, because God took him away” — for he has been attested as having been, prior to being taken away, well pleasing to GodAnd without trusting, it is impossible to be well pleasing to God, because whoever approaches him must trust that he does exist and that he becomes a Rewarder to those who seek him out.”

To be selected as a talmid of a leading Rabbi is a great honor.  Wisdom of the Torah and halakhah are transferred to the talmid after years of teaching and on the job training, so that one day the talmid will have his own talmidim.  The word “halakhah” is usually translated “the path that one walks.” The word is derived from the Hebrew root Hei-Lamed-Kaf, meaning to go, to walk or to travel.  Thus duplicating and perpetuating halakhah.  At the heart of halakhah is the unchangeable 613 mitzvot (commandments) that G-d gave to the Jewish people in the Torah (the first five books of the Bible).

Talmid of Yeshua HaMashiach.

Matthew 16:24-27 (CJB)

24 “Then Yeshua told his talmidim, “If anyone wants to come after me, let him say ‘No’ to himself, take up his execution-stake, and keep following me25 For whoever wants to save his own life will destroy it, but whoever destroys his life for my sake will find it. 26 What good will it do someone if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or, what can a person give in exchange for his life? 27 For the Son of Man will come in his Father’s glory, with his angels; and then he will repay everyone according to his conduct.
Matthew 28:18-20 (CJB)
18 “Yeshua came and talked with them*. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore, go and make people from all nations into talmidim, immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Ruach HaKodesh, 20 andteaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember! I will be with you always, yes, even until the end of the age.”*referring to His talmidim.”Come after me,” an invitation to all nations to become talmidim, grounded in the halakhah of Yeshua HaMashiach.20130421_130138
by Gabe Pacheco

“Days of Awe” Rabbi Russ Resnik

March 23, 2013 by  
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Sukkah building, Sukkot Service, Kehilat Ariel San Diego

October 11, 2012 by  
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The Kehilat Ariel youth building a Sukkah for Sukkot and the Shabbat Service that Saturday. Stop-motion building then music and dancing. Kehilat Ariel is a Messianic Synagogue in San Diego, California.


September 6, 2012 by  
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Special Note: All services are free but reservations are required for all Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services for non-members of KA.

Call the KA office to reserve your seats and invite a Jewish friend.

Sept 16, Sunday, 8:00 pm. Erev Rosh Hashanah Service. Usher in the spiritual New Year celebrating the goodness of Messiah! This will be a traditional service including the sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn) and a message on the importance of the holiday for all believers in Yeshua.

Sept 17, Monday, 10:30 am. Rosh Hashanah Morning Service. We will continue in prayer and meditation at this traditional service.

Sept 17, Monday, 4:00 pm. Tashlich Service at La Jolla Shores. Join us for this beautiful time as we cast bread crumbs into the sea to remind us of the important truths of the High Holiday season, “Thou will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” (Micah 7:19). We will also have an immersion service for new believers in Messiah. Bring your own dinner (and bread crumbs) and meet us on the grassy area by the main lifeguard tower.

Sept 25, Tuesday, 7:30 pm. Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre Service. We will have a special assembly for this holiest day of the biblical calendar. We will enter into the congregational fast starting sundown Tuesday through sundown Wednesday as we pray for our spiritual lives and for our people of Israel.

Special Note: In the spirit of “tzedakah”(helping others), we are suggesting that all worshipers bring to service some package food items or a check donation which will in turn be given to help some needy families through Jewish Family Service. It would be fitting to donate the value of the amount which we would normally would have eaten when not fasting.

Sept 26, Wednesday, 10:30 am Yom Kippur Morning Service. We will continue in prayer and fasting at this traditional service.

Sept 26, Wednesday, 5:30 pm. Neilah Service. The closing service followed by a potluck at 6:30 pm to break the fast. Bring your favorite dish to share with all.

Oct 6, Saturday, 10:30 am. Sukkot Service. Join us for this exciting praise service as we celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. We will be able to have Kiddush in the Sukkah and there will be a great time of Davidic worship and praise. There will also be a special message on the significance of the holy day for all believers in Messiah. Followed by a Youth Hosted Luncheon with donations going to their mitzvah projects.

Oct 8, Monday, 7:00 pm. Simchat Torah Service. This will be a fitting close to the fall Holy Days as we “rejoice in the Torah.” There will be plenty of music and dance as we celebrate God’s gift of the Word. Also a special Adult Bnai Mitzvah participants will be leading the service.

Special Note: All services are free but reservations are required for all Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services for non-members of KA.

Call the KA office to reserve your seats and invite a Jewish friend.


March 16, 2012 by  
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We affirm and acknowledge our Doctrinal Statement and fully agree with Union Of Messianic Jewish Congregations.

Standards for Messianic Jewish congregations and chavurot

We affirm the following:

There is one God, who has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Every divine action in the world is accomplished by the Father working through the Son and in the power of the Spirit. This God has revealed Himself in creation and in the history of Israel as transmitted in Scripture. (Gen. 1:1; I Cor. 8:6; Eph. 4:4-6)

God is the Creator of the heavens and the earth. He created humanity in the divine image to serve as creation’s priest and ruler. God’s intention for creation involves an order of differentiation, interdependence, and mutual blessing. (Gen. 1:26-28; 2:15; Eph. 1:4-6)

Through the exercise of free will, human beings disobeyed God, tarnished the divine image, and abandoned their privileged vocation. As a result, God’s consummating purpose for creation met with initial frustration, and all relationships within creation became subject to violence and disorder. (Gen. 4:8; 6:5-7; Rom. 8:20-22)

God chose Israel, the Jewish people, and entered into an everlasting covenant with them so they might be the firstfruits of a renewed humanity, who would mediate blessing and restoration to all the nations of the world. In gracious love, God gave to Israel the holy Torah as a covenantal way of life, and the holy Land of Israel as an inheritance and pledge of the blessing of the World to Come. (Gen. 12:1-3; Jer. 31:34-36, 35-37; Rom. 11:28-29)

In the fullness of time, the Divine Son became a human being—Yeshua the Messiah, born of a Jewish virgin, a true and perfect Israelite, a fitting representative and one-man embodiment of the entire nation. He lived as a holy tzaddik, fulfilling without blemish the mitzvot of the Torah. He brings to perfection the human expression of the divine image (Isa. 7:14; John 1:14; Gal. 4:4; Heb. 1:1-4; 4:15)

Yeshua died as an atonement for the sins of Israel and of the entire world. He was raised bodily from the dead, as the firstfruits of the resurrection promised to Israel as its glorification. He ascended to heaven and was there enthroned at God’s right hand as Israel’s Messiah, with authority extending to the ends of creation. (Isa. 53:4-6; Ps. 110:1; Matt. 28:18; Mk. 14:61-62; I Cor. 15:3-8; Phil. 2-9-11)

God poured out the Divine Spirit on the community of Yeshua’s followers, so that they might be joined intimately to the Messiah as His Body and become the preliminary representation of the New Covenant fullness promised to Israel. To this early Jewish community God added partners from among the nations, who heard the news of God’s work in Yeshua and responded to the good news with faith. (Isa. 66:20-21; Acts 2:1-21; 10:44-48; 15:8-9; Eph.1:13; 2:11-22)

Messiah’s community is a single community expressed in diverse forms within the Jewish community and among the nations. All are called to a dedicated life of worship, neighborly service, and public testimony to Yeshua. Unity and love throughout the entire community confirm Yeshua’s role, as the One sent by the Father, and God’s purpose in Messiah for Israel and the Nations. (John 17:20-21; Acts 21:20; Gal. 2:7-8)

Spiritual life is grounded in godly family units within the relational framework of congregations, whereby persons are to be encouraged, trained, and disciplined. Families in Messianic Jewish congregations should be strengthened and established in their Jewish calling to covenant life. Messianic Jewish congregations are called to connect in Messianic Jewish associations, where they will find mutual enrichment and accountability. (Matt. 18:15-18; Gal. 6:1-2; Rom. 9:1-5; I Cor.7:17-20)

The Torah is God’s gift to Israel. It serves as the constitution of the Jewish people and thus also of the Messianic Jewish community, which comprises Israel’s eschatological firstfruits. The Torah does not have the same role for Messianic communities from the nations, though it does provide spiritual nourishment as a witness to the Messiah. The Torah also provides universal norms of behavior and practical life teaching for all. The Torah is to be applied anew in every generation, and in this age as is fitting to the New Covenant order. (Matt. 5:17-20; II Tim.3:16-17; I Cor. 7:17-20)

Forgiveness of sins, spiritual renewal, union with Messiah, the empowering and sanctifying presence of the indwelling Ruach Ha Kodesh, and the confident hope of eternal life and a glorious resurrection are now available to all, Jews and Gentiles, who put their faith in Yeshua, the Risen Lord, and in obedience to His word are joined to Him and His Body through immersion and sustained in that union through Messiah’s remembrance meal. Yeshua is the Mediator between God and all creation, and no one can come to the Father except through Him. (Matt. 28:19-20; Lk. 24:46-48; Jn. 14:6; Rom. 6:22, 23; I Cor. 11:23-27)

Messiah Yeshua will return to Jerusalem in glory at the end of this age, to rule forever on David’s throne. He will effect the restoration of Israel in fullness, raise the dead, save all who belong to Him, judge the wicked not written in the Book of Life who are separated from His presence, and accomplish the final Tikkun Olam in which Israel and the nations will be united under Messiah’s rule forever. This restoration will bring everlasting joy for those who belong to Him. They will live forever in an order of mutual blessing and fellowship with God, in a cosmos perfected beyond description. (Isa. 9:4-5/5-6; Rom. 8:18-19; Rev.20:11-15; 21:1-4)

The writings of Tanakh and Brit Hadasha are divinely inspired and fully trustworthy (true), a gift given by God to His people, provided to impart life and to form, nurture, and guide them in the ways of truth. They are of supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and practice. (II Tim. 3:16, 17; II Pet. 1:19-21)

The Jewish tradition serves as the living link that connects us as contemporary Jews to our biblical past and provides resources needed to develop a Messianic Jewish way of life and thought. Furthermore, the Christian theological tradition offers riches of insight into the revelation of the Messiah and His will, and Messianic Jews need to draw upon this wealth. (I Thess. 2:15, Rom. 13:7; Jude 3)

Approved unanimously by the delegates, Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, July 19, 2012.

Promised Land the Movie

January 3, 2012 by  
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Israel is a country that is loved, hated, and often misunderstood by much of the world. Who really belongs there? Why is Jerusalem so important? Why do some believe in a messiah who will put things right?

Amidst this seemingly endless battle over land and religion, surfing has emerged as an escape from the controversy.

Promised Land is a unique look at this ancient place through the lives of two friends from different faiths, brought together by their love of the oceans that separate them.

Click here to book a screeningAshdod Israel
Globus Max Cinema, C Mall
Hagdod Ha Ivri 7 St
Sunday, January 1, 2012 – 7:30 PM Herzliya Israel
Ha Manofim 9 St
Monday, January 2, 2012 – 8:00 PM Tiberius Israel
Galilee Experience
Water Front Marina Building 2nd Floor
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 – 6:30 pm Nahariya Israel
Amal High School Eshkol Gym
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 – 6:00 PM Haifa Israel
Tents of Mercy
Lachish 9a, Kiryat Yam Kuma 2
Thursday, January 5, 2012 – 7:00 pm


Shabbat M’Tzora

April 8, 2011 by  
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Shabbat M’Tsora

Torah Vayikra (Leviticus) 14:1-15:33, Haftorah M’Lakhim Bet (2 Kings) 7:3-20, B’rit Hadasha Mattityahu (Matthew) 23:16-24:2, 30-31

Vayikra (Leviticus) 14 M’Tsora, in dealing with skin infections and bodily discharges leaving one so impure as to not enter into the Service of HaShem.

Living organisms have the ability to transfer biological impurities, such are some of the characteristics of sin. We must carefully examine EVERY part of our lives for the “plague” that is growing on the walls of our hearts.

How do we stop the transference of impurity?

We stop doing that which causes the impurity and if need be, we destroy and rebuild anew the walls of our hearts.

How are the walls of one’s heart rebuilt? How does one stop doing that which causes impurity in the heart?

Go to your Father who is in heaven and seek Him.

How do I get to my Father?

John 14:6

New King James Version (NKJV)

6 “Yeshua said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

By Gabe Pacheco

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