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.
I spotted this beautiful rainbow on our way to San Diego!
We enjoyed our visit today with the folks at Kehilat Ariel in San Diego and wished our KA Yuma friends could have joined in the blessings of the Shabbat service. The congregation is looking forward to meeting the Yuma group during our next visit, which I anticipate will take place in June.When, during today’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) serviceAllen and I were invited to light one of eight candles in commemoration of those who perished in the concentration camps, Rabbi Barney introduced us as the couple who is starting the Yuma havurah. To my surprise, the congregation responded with applause! By this I was reminded that the KA folks are praying for us in support of our work here in Yuma. I also felt, and feel, a deep connection with the Kehilat Ariel family that I would love for you to experience too.
Therefore, I hope you will make plans to caravan with us this June as we head back to Kehilat Ariel for Shabbat service. It is a very special privilege and blessing to join with the larger community of Messianic Jews and Gentiles who love and serve the Messiah in a Jewish context!
You’re invited to caravan with us to attend the Shabbat service at Kehilat Ariel Messianic Jewish Synagogue in San Diego, CA on Saturday, June 14th. We will arrive in time for dance practice (you can just observe if you have “two left feet”). At the 10:30 service we’ll enjoy enriching worship & teaching. Then we’ll browse the KA Judaica shop and head over to the Oneg to meet the Rabbi and meet some of the friendly folk at Kehilat Ariel.
Afterward, we’ll enjoy lunch at the best Jewish deli in San Diego. They have a bountiful takeout food & bakery area plus a gift shop with a small Judaica section that carries a large variety of seasonally themed gifts, among others. Bring spending money if you plan to shop.
This is a day trip.
Depart Yuma: 6:00 AM
Arrive San Diego: 9:30 AM
Depart San Diego: 3:00 PM
Arrive Yuma: 6:30 PM
The caravan will leave promptly at 6:00 AM. Hope you can join us!