Welcome to Ami Yisrael

Spend your Sabbath afternoon with us as we delve into the Scriptures from a Hebraic perspective - the same perspective from which they were written.  Our Hebrew Roots fellowship enjoys interactive Bible studies, praise through song and dance, and numerous activities throughout the year.

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the Winter Festival

Did you know that Yeshua (Jesus) actually did observe a wintertime holiday?

Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter.
And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon's porch.

NKJ John 10:22-23

  • the Birth of The Messiah
    baby in a manger

    When was Yeshua really born? For generations Christians have believed He was born on December 25, but today many are beginning to question that long-held belief and are looking for the truth.

    Thankfully, the truth is not hard to find. By connecting a few dots, specifically information given us about the priesthood of Israel and details provided by the gospel writers, we can come to a pretty good approximation, and guess what! It fits perfectly into God's overall plan of salvation!

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  • Virgin Birth - Really?
    pregnant woman

    Was Matthew wrong in his account of the birth of The Messiah when he stated (Matt. 1:22-23) that Yeshua's birth was the fulfillment of Isaiah 7:14? Many would like for you to believe that he was, because if they can discount that passage, they can discount the entire New Testament.

    This study analyzes the meaning of the key Hebrew words used in Isaiah's prophecy as well as the context of the prophecy, including the person's involved and the events of the day.

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  • Yeshua to Jesus
    Greek to English Text

    Why do our English bibles call our Savior by the name Jesus?  Is that the name He was called by when He walked here on the earth? Does 'Jesus' really mean 'salvation'?

    Students of the Bible have come to see that His Hebrew name would be "Yeshua" because 'Yeshua' is the term that means 'salvation'.

    So why are we calling Him 'Jesus'? Is Jesus a paganized version of 'Yeshua'? Is it an attempt to honor the mythical god Zeus? Or  is it simply a matter of transliteration?

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  • Hanukkah & Non-Jews
    blurred image of John 10:22

    Should non-Jews observe Hanukkah? Can believers in Messiah Yeshua find value in this traditional 'Jewish' festival?  Absolutely! Hanukkah, much like our 4th of July, is a celbration of liberty and freedom - especially the freedom to worship God.

    If it were not for the courage and fortitude of a family of Jewish priests and the patriots that followed them, the culture of the 1st century Judean people would have been changed forever, and without that culture, the Messiah and His disciples would not have been able to do their work.

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  • Hebrew Roots?
    Jacob Picture

    Hebrew Roots is an 'awakening' . . . a realization that Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) meant what He said when He told his disciples that 'not one jot or tittle would pass from the law til all things are fulfilled'. Since most prophecy has yet to be fulfilled, those of us who live by His words believe we should fashion our lives after the Torah-observant example of Yeshua.

    To put it in a nutshell - we believe we are saved by His grace, and that saved people will attempt to follow in the footsteps of their Saviour.

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  • the Ami Yisrael Fellowship
    Tim Kelley pic

    'Ami Yisrael' is Hebrew for 'my people Israel'.  We take the words of God, Yeshua, Moses, the prophets, and Yeshua's disciples seriously.  Thus when Paul said "... if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise" (Gal. 3:29) we believe that applies to us. We are not trying to be Jewish, for the Jews are just a small part of the Hebrew people. Instead, we hope to pattern our lives after that of the Hebrew of Hebrews - Messiah Yeshua.

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