UMJC* – Defining Messianic Judaism *Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations
As a havurah (small group) of Kehilat Ariel Messianic Jewish Synagogue, (kehilatariel.org), K.A. Yuma Havurah operates under the direction of our Rabbi, Barney Kasdan, and by proxy, the UMJC. As such, we subscribe to the following definition of Messianic Judaism:
ANSWER: The letters “K.A.” represent our membership with our home congregation, Kehilat Ariel Messianic Jewish Synagogue of San Diego, CA. And the word “Havurah” is a Hebrew word that means “fellowship, or “group”, as in a small group of like-minded friends.
With the ever rising interest in the Jewish roots of the Christian faith and the resulting increase in “Messianic Jewish” groups of many “flavors”, it is good to share what we believe:
G-d has called a people to Himself who are the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Gen. 12:1-3).
G-d has made unconditional covenants with this elect nation of Israel that have remained unfulfilled (Genesis. 17:6; Deuteronomy. 29:1-30:10; II Samuel 7:12-16; Jeremiah 31:34; Romans 9:4).
G-d intends to fulfill all of His promises to Israel in a literal way just as His warnings and judgment were fulfilled in a literal way.
There has always been a believing Jewish remnant according to the grace of G-d (Romans 11:1-5).
There will be a national regeneration of Israel at which time all the provisions of the unconditional covenants will be fulfilled, including the seed, land and blessings aspects (Ezekiel 36:25-28; Zechariah 12:20-13:1; Romans 11:25-29).
Located in Yuma, AZ, we are a Messianic Jewish fellowship, a Havurah of Kehilat Ariel (KA) Messianic Synagogue of San Diego, CA.
Building a fellowship with a Jewish expression of faith in Yeshua the Messiah through service, worship, Bible study, and outreach. KA-Yuma welcomes Jewish and non-Jewish followers of Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus). “You don’t have to be Jewish, but a Jewish heart is required!”
Providing a place for Messianic Jewish fellowship in accordance with the definitions and guidelines of Kehilat Ariel Messianic Synagogue http://kehilatariel.org.