Once in awhile I just have to tell it; our havurah tonight was exceptional. The time of prayer, the commaraderie, the study, the questions & comments, the love, the warmth, the connectedness, the transparency, the humor (ya gots-ta have humor), the tears, and the noshing. All of it, amazing.
Nothing beats being oneself with a group of people who are being themselves with no pretense or effort. That’s real, that’s real love. That’s Yeshua, the one who redeems us.
Due to serious injuries sustained by the K.A. Yuma Havurah Coordinators in a rollover vehicle accident on January 24, 2017, meetings are suspended until further notice.
An announcement will be posted when meetings are scheduled to resume. Meanwhile, thank you for your prayers & patience.
The text for our next Bible study “Matthew Presents Yeshua King Messiah” by Rabbi Barney Kasdan. It may be ordered online at: Matthew Presents Yeshua King Messiah.
This Latke Recipe by Tori Avey is the best one I know. The tips she provides allow first-time latke makers avoid common mistakes.
Out of consideration for those who will be with family at Christmas, we will not be meeting on Friday, December 23rd. Meetings will resume with our Hanukkah celebration on Friday, December 30th.
Blessings to all who rejoice in the birth of the Messiah!
There was in Yerushalayim a man named Shim’on. This man was a tzaddik, he was devout, he waited eagerly for God to comfort Isra’el, and the Ruach HaKodesh was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Ruach HaKodesh that he would not die before he had seen the Messiah of ADONAI.
Prompted by the Spirit, he went into the Temple courts; and when the parents brought in the child Yeshua to do for him what the Torah required, Shim’on took him in his arms, made a b’rakhah to God, and said, “Now, ADONAI, according to your word, your servant is at peace as you let him go; for I have seen with my own eyes your yeshu’ah, which you prepared in the presence of all peoples—a light that will bring revelation to the Goyim and glory to your people Isra’el.”
Yeshua’s father and mother were marvelling at the things Shim’on was saying about him. Shim’on blessed them and said to the child’s mother, Miryam, “This child will cause many in Isra’el to fall and to rise, he will become a sign whom people will speak against; moreover, a sword will pierce your own heart too. All this will happen in order to reveal many people’s inmost thoughts.”
There was also a prophet named Hannah Bat-P’nu’el, of the tribe of Asher. She was a very old woman—she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage and had remained a widow ever since; now she was eighty-four. She never left the Temple grounds but worshipped there night and day, fasting and praying. She came by at that moment and began thanking God and speaking about the child to everyone who was waiting for Yerushalayim to be liberated.
So, what does Yeshua (Jesus) have to do with Hanukkah anyway? Hint: Is Hanukkah is mentioned in the Bible? Prepare to be enlightened!
Join us on Friday, December 16th to learn about this brilliant holiday through an illuminating look at the fun traditions, rich prophetic fulfillment, and practical celebration of this positively radiant Festival of Lights.
When and what is the actual Hanukkah party? Friday, December 30. There will be dinner, dreidel games, candy, song, dance, and a gift exchange. (Gift exchange optional for visitors). And we’ll also read you a fun children’s Hanukkah book by Sholem Aleichem (who created the character upon which Fiddler on the Roof’s Tevya is based).
Where: Champion Church Nursery Rm. 3625 S Avenue 5-E, Yuma, AZ.
Hanukkah Study: Friday, December 16, 2016
Hanukkah Party: Friday, December 30, 2016.
RSVP for the Party: 928-782-1346 (voice msg.). Email: email@example.com