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The United Jewish Federation of San Diego held a rally in support of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge”. There appeared to be a few hundred in attendance with American and Israeli flags waving side-by-side and news trucks from Channels 5, 7 & 8. While it is sad that our community should feel a need to justify Israel’s right to protect herself, the outpouring of support from our civic and religious leaders was heartening.
Congressional Representatives Susan Davis, Scott Peters and Marty Block all spoke proudly of Congress’ bi-partisan resolution affirming Israel’s right to defend herself against Hamas. There were also words of support from Police Chief Shelly Zimmerman and regards from Toni Atkins and Juan Vargas. Scott Peters told a personal story: while on vacation in Israel, he fell in love with the land and the people. He later learned that Israel’s Iron Dome defense system had intercepted a missile bound for the very hotel in which he and his wife had been staying.
Ori, an Israeli teenager from a kibbutz near Sha’ar Hanegev, San Diego’s s ister city in Israel, got emotional as he told us how his entire kibbutz had to scatter because it lay on the border with Gaza. He told us how his community had been fired upon from Gaza and how the IDF did not respond because they didn’t want to spark “another war”. He then told us how warmly he was welcomed and how he now felt that he had another family in San Diego. Good thing I brought a handkerchief.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure how many from KA had turned out. But when the music started playing, we started dancing. That’s when we came out in force. Even the police and security guards smiled at our circle of joy. Once again, we showed ourselves to be a vibrant part of our wider Jewish community and I am proud of our shul.
I don’t know how many –if any- came out from the Christian churches that I contacted. But it is my intention to keep them in the loop for future events.
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.
For details on riding or donating, contact Russ Resnik, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Distributing tzedaka every day
- Cycling through the land of Israel
- Praying for all Israel at every stop
- Raising awareness all year . . . and beyond!
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!
If you would like to give a financial gift to our work in the Jewish community, you may send a check to
Kehilat Ariel, PO Box 178755, San Diego, CA 92177
or simply click on the “Donate” button on the website home page.
You can also contact our office about other creative ways to support our synagogue such as a charitable trust or by designating KA in your will.
And may God return a blessing to you as you bless Israel (Genesis 12:3)!
Matthew 4:18-25 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
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.
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 trust. 3 For 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. 4 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.
- Hebrews 4:3 Psalm 95:11
- 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 God. 6 And 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.”
Talmid of Yeshua HaMashiach.
Matthew 16:24-27 (CJB)
by Gabe Pacheco
There are only 12 days left for the BIG day!
Saturday, November 3 at 6:00 pm
Kehilat Ariel Messianic Synagogue is proud to present our
Yearly Fundraiser and 31st Anniversary Dinner & Show
Have you bought your tickets yet??
All proceeds go toward the ongoing ministry of
Kehilat Ariel in the Jewish Community of San Diego
Show your support by making it a priority to attend this great event!
This year we will be having a double Pasta and Talent competition American Idol Style!
We will be transporting you to a little Italian villa, together with Italian Mafia gangsters; crazy Italian grandma’s (who will think everyone is too skinny and needs to be fed more pasta) and romantic live music serenading you at your table;
You will even come out singing in Italian!
YOU will be the judging the pasta that our contestants are working so hard to prepare. You will be sampling their delicious pasta dishes and voting for your favorites!
You’ll be meeting our amazing celebrities,
the Judges of our PASTA IDOL, competition:
Who will judge our very own talented contestants, most of them professional artists!
At the end of their presentations, and after carefully considering the “professional opinion” of the judges…
YOU will be voting to choose the first, second and third place winners!
YOUR MISSION… (is not impossible!) :
Share this event with THE WHOLE WORLD!
Watch the funny commercials and paste the links on your Facebook.
Share this with your family, neighbors, co-workers,
anyone who loves Italian food and wants to have fun!
THESE ARE THE LINKS:
DON CORNY OLIO: http://youtu.be/CjIl3fAzmEI
MME. BUTTER RUM: http://youtu.be/BAl8bBv2nXc
NONA GIUSSEPPINA (Starring Deb Remigio): http://youtu.be/7Aw_2WtpqVc
COHEN THE BARBARIAN: http://youtu.be/uTqHlG59uWo
If you’d like to enter the TALENT or the PASTA competition,
e-mail us: email@example.com
we will send you a registration form
Fundraiser Dinner & Show on November 03, at 6:00 pm
Admission $25.00 kids $10.00
For more information or tickets sales call (858) 490-4355
Click here for TALENT
Click here for PASTA
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.