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KA Pasta Idol Competition continues…

October 8, 2012 by  
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KA PASTA IDOL promo Don Corny Olio

September 16, 2012 by  
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Shalom Everyone!

For those of you that don’t know…

This year our fundraiser is going to be a competition American Idol style!

It is going to be a DOUBLE competition:  PASTA and TALENT...

PASTA:  You’ll be able to bring that amazing Pasta dish that everyone loves and win the competition.

TALENT:  Not just singing, but anything you have the talent to do ….and anyone can enter the competition!

We are blessed to have our very own host from the American Idol show:

Brian Sea-Crostini, helping us with the event.

We also have some important celebrities working already on their pasta dishes for they can’t wait to compete in our very own:


If you haven’t yet, watch this video and take a look at one of the interviews that Brian Sea-Crostini has done with one of these celebrities:

Please post the video on your facebook page, send it to everyone you know, invite them over.  There is going to be lots of prizes and surprises.     We are doing a BIG  production!!!






Don’t forget to watch the commercial, it’s very funny!!

Shalom Everyone!

KA PASTA IDOL promo Don Corny Olio

…and keep watching after the credits, there is a surprise at the end!


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


10 Virgins Trailer

October 18, 2011 by  
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A trailer of our full hour play of a Jewish wedding. This dance drama was performed at Kehilat Ariel Messianic Synagogue in November, 2009.  Contact for more info or to order a DVD of the performance.

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

HaShem Has A Son

March 26, 2011 by  
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HaShem has a Son; his name is Yeshua, Salvation, in the Hebrew language. According to the Torah there is a coming Messiah. A Jew, a Jew who is special by birth and position, with humble beginnings, and that he would perform signs and miracles according to the Jewish scriptures.

Let’s suppose this one particular “Messiah” had already come and he was put to death on a cross by the Romans? Then as in the sign of Jonah, he spent three days and nights in the belly of the big fish? However, this “Messiah” rose again from death on the third day. Some discount the power of God, however, if God is who he is, and he can do “ANYTHING”. Would this not be the greatest sign of all about who the Messiah really is? As in days of old there was a way that was prescribed by God that one man a year could come before God to ask for Atonement of Sins for the greater community.

Yeshua has now taken the place of all sin offerings and burnt offerings that is why the scriptures say, that if anyone believes on Yeshua he will not die. Yeshua gives each man access into the very holy of holies. God again has provided for himself for the atonement of Israel’s and for all mankind sins. Never again to be remembered.

By Gabe Pacheco

I Hope You Will Consider….

March 18, 2011 by  
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I hope you will consider joining us for an epic study trip to Eretz Yisrael.  We will spend eight days seeing the historical and modern sites of the Land.  This trip has an extra special addition as we do a practical humanitarian mitzvah for our Israeli brothers.  We will be teaming up with an Israeli building contractor to remodel a bomb shelter at an apartment complex no charge to them!  Those six extra days will be special as we also spend lots of time being part of the Israeli community and getting to know some new friends.  Pray about joining us.  Rebbitzen Liz and I look forward to being with you for this great journey!

Rabbi Barney Kasdan

For more Information please contact the KA office @ Office Phone:  858-490-4355


Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. Psalm 84:5

Sunday, June 26  Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Join this special group of friends on this unique study tour with on-site Bible study to better
understand our Jewish roots in Yeshua as the Messiah. Rabbi Kasdan will be sharing the
biblical background of these amazing sites and our Israeli guide will show us the miracle of
ancient and modern Israel. We will also personally connect with Israeli friends throughout this
This year Jerusalem!
Price of $3799 from San Diego, per person, double occupancy includes

Round-trip airfare to Tel Aviv on US Airways or scheduled carrier

7 days touring the sites listed in Israel plus 1 free day in Jerusalem

Deluxe and Kibbutz hotels with breakfast and dinner daily plus 3 lunches

All transfers, entrance fees, taxes and tips to hotels, drivers and guides

Do a mitzvah! Optional 6-day extension to remodel a bomb shelter at a needy Israeli
apartment complex (extra cost TBA)
Deposits and Payments
Send payments (by check payable to
Inspired Travel) and a registration form to:
Inspired Travel, 3000 W. MacArthur Blvd. #203, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Please include
IT-2340KA on all checks and correspondence.

A deposit of $400 per person is due April 4, 2011

All registrations will be processed on a space-available basis.

With your deposit receipt will be a brochure with tour conditions and general travel info.

Full payment and a copy of your passport is due by April 13, 2011
Your final payment will include medical insurance up to $250,000 with a $250 deductible; this DOES
NOT cover pre-existing conditions. For pre-existing conditions (must be purchased no later then 10 days
after the date on your deposit check) or cancellation insurance, contact Double Honor Insurance Services
via our web site or or call 1-888-884-4574, ext. 116
Roommates: If you need a roommate, we are usually able to provide one. A fee of $695 may
be applied if you are among the last to register and we cannot provide a roommate for you, so
register early. Hotels will allow up to three people per room, upon request.
Prices are subject to change due to fluctuation of the US dollar and/or airline fuel surcharges
that may be changed up to the date the non-refundable airline tickets are written.
REFUNDS AND PENALTIES: If you need to cancel, you must notify
Inspired Travel in
writing. All cancellations will be charged a $150 processing fee per person. Cancellations after
February 11, 2011
are charged a $400 penalty. Cancellations after April 13, 2011 are subject
to additional airline, hotel, and tour penalties that may exceed 75% of the tour cost.
Cancellations within two weeks of departure date will be charged 100% penalty.
CST # 2057980-10
A unique Messianic Jewish
journey through Israel!
Explore the amphitheater in
Overlook the Valley of
Sail on the Sea of Galilee
Explore the Capernaum of Yeshua
and His disciples
Visit the Mount of Beatitudes
Immersion in the Jordan River
Experience Masada, Qumran and
float in the Dead Sea
Pray at the Western Wall and
explore the Temple Mounts recent
View Bethlehem from the
Shepherds Fields
Descend the Mount of Olives on the
Palm Sunday Road to the Garden
of Gethsemane
Visit the Garden Tomb
3000 W. MacArthur Blvd # 203, Santa Ana, CA 92704
e-mail: Phone: 714-957-8606 Fax: 714-957-8610
Sunday, June 26  Wednesday, July 6, 2011
( ) ( )
PASSPORTS My Passport # is:_______________________ Issue Date:________________ Expiration Date:_________________
Spouse Passport # is:____________________ Issue Date:________________ Expiration Date:_________________
I am a citizen of USA or __________________ Date of birth: Spouse DOB:
I am applying for a passport. If expiration date is 6 months or less from return date: Renewal requested
I/we will fly out of SAN w/group -OR- I/we will provide our own air and meet the group at the hotel in Israel
I/we will return with the group on July 6, 2011
I/we will return on July 13, 2011 additional accomodations/expences not coved by Inspired Travel
Rooming alone (add $695) My roommate choice is: ___________________________
Please assign a roommate: Age 20-39 Age 40-59 Age 60+
Enclosed is my deposit of $400 per person.
CANCELLATION /REFUND POLICY: By signing up for the tour, I agree to the terms as stated on this flyer.
Day Tour Date Activities and Sites Hotels
Day 1 Sun 26-Jun Depart USA on your overnight flight to Tel Aviv (meals
Night on Plane
Day 2 Mon 27-Jun Afternoon arrival in Tel Aviv, transfer to hotel Dan, Jerusalem
Day 3 Tue 28-Jun Mount of Olives, Palm Sunday Road, Garden of
Gethsemane, City of David (Jeremiah’s Cistern,
Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam), Western Wall, Rabbi’s
Tunnel, Pool of Bethesda, St. Anne’s Church, Old City
Market, Garden Tomb
Dan, Jerusalem
Day 4 Wed 29-Jun Southern Steps, Temple Mount, Jewish Quarter including
Temple Institute, Burnt House, Cardo and Herodian Ruins
Dan, Jerusalem
Day 5 Thu 30-Jun Free day in Jerusalem Dan, Jerusalem
Day 6 Fri 1-Jul Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum), Model of Jerusalem,
Elah Valley, Beit Shemesh; if time permits, return to the
Western Wall for Shabbat prayers
Dan, Jerusalem
Day 7 Sat 2-Jul Masada, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Qumran Dan, Jerusalem
Day 8 Sun 3-Jul Drive through Cana and Nazareth, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel,
Ein Gev, Tiberias
Day 9 Mon 4-Jul Mt. of Beatitudes, First Century Boat Museum,
Capernaum, Boat ride on Sea of Galilee
Ein Gev, Tiberias
Day 10 Tue 5-Jul Tel Dan, Banias, Golan Heights Night on Plane
Day 11 Wed 6-Jul Arriving home with a lifetime of memories
Meals: Buffet breakfast and hotel dinner daily in Israel plus three lunches.

How do I live as a Messianic Jew, if I am a Non-Jew? (Messianic Judaism)

March 14, 2011 by  
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Within Messianic Judaism there is no conversion or process of conversion; One is born a Jew or born Non-Jew. However, this does not preclude a person from living a Messianic “Jewish” lifestyle, and becoming a Messianic Jew, or Messianic gentile.

Messianic Judaism finds its roots within Traditional Judaism, however, the greatest and most controversial point of strife is Yeshua as being the promised Messiah of Israel. Messianic Judaism believes that Yeshua (Jesus) is the true Messiah of Israel and that he is for the salvation of the whole world.

Messianic believers, we believe that Yeshua is the Messiah and we look to and believe on him for our salvation. It is our belief that a person can be a Non-Jew and still follow the teachings of the Torah and still enjoin themselves to Israel much like the Book of Ruth.

However, this does not replace Israel in any way. This does not make one higher or lower in the eyes of HaShem. What HaShem is truly after is your heart, then your response to his love. Then the manifestation of your good deeds because of the super natural transformation of your heart through Yeshua. Good deeds within Judaism is considered your “Righteousness”.

Rabbi Barney Kasdan has two books available for the seeker on how to live a Messianic Jewish lifestyle. These books can be found on Amazon.

Book of Romans chapters 10 and 11 through the Rabbi Shaul (Paul) to the Romans explains much.

HaShem calls all peoples and nations unto Himself so that they might know Him and have a love relationship with Him. Messianic Judaism is like finding a hidden treasure that has always been there along the road. Your treasure is waiting to be found by you. Messianic Judaism will open the secrets and treasures of the scriptures and knit your heart closely to the “Apple of G-d’s eye”, Israel. May the One and only true living G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, bless you.

By Gabe Pacheco

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