Special Events:

Ami Yisrael hosts a number of special events each year including special speakers and seminars.  Some of the speakers we've hosted in the past include: Eddie Chumney (Hebraic Heritage Ministries), Bill Cloud (Shoreshim Ministry), Joseph Good (Hatikva Ministries), Frank Houtz (Dry Bones Restoration Company), Boaz Michael (First Fruits of Zion), Lee Miller (House of David School of Biblical Studies), Avi ben Mordechai,  Brad Scott (Wild Branch Ministry), Dean Wheelock (Hebrew Roots), and Rico Cortes (Wisdom in Torah Ministry).

All Seminars are Free of Charge!

Please Note - We do not necessarily agree with everything our guest speakers teach and believe,  but we do believe they have something to offer the Body of Believers.  It is the responsibility of the listener to determine for himself what he accepts as truth.


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"What would Jesus Do?" was a very popular slogan in the early 1990's.  Though it is not as popular today, many are beginning to wonder "if Jesus were living in east Texas in these days, what winter festival would He observe?"  The answer is found right in the pages of your Bible . . . He would observe the Feast of Dedication!  He would observe Hanukkah.

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Hanukkah (the Hebrew word for dedication) has Solomons Templetraditionally been a time when the Jewish people honor those who rebelled against the attempt by an evil Syrian king to change the Hebraic culture of the Jewish people.  During Hanukkah, they celebrate the victory of a small band of Jewish patriots who drove the Greek army out of Jerusalem and subsequently re-dedicated the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.  Being that Jesus was a Jew, HannakiahHe honored that fact by observing Hanukkah Himself.

But is there meaning in Hanukkah for non-Jewish Messianic believers as well?  Absolutely!  For if the Jewish patriots had not prevailed, the culture of Jewish Israel would have changed dramatically, and the first century Jewish culture - the culture in which God chose to send our Messiah, might not have existed.  We are in a cultural war ourselves.  God's people are being attacked from all sides as we strive to preserve the Judeo-Christian culture on which America was founded.  We have a lot in common with those 3rd century BCE patriots!

The Ami Yisrael Fellowship invites you to Invitecelebrate the first night of Hanukkah with us!  We will be combining our usual Sabbath fellowship with an evening of Hanukkah celebration.   Along with hearing messages about Hanukkah - the story behind it, the ramifications of it, and what we can learn from it today - you can take part in an interactive Torah Study; enjoy the laugh-filled Hanukkah skit put on by the Ami Yisrael Fellowship children, and enjoy food, fellowship, and Hebraic dance throughout the afternoon and evening.  

Events include:
» Interactive Bible Study;
» Exciting Messages
» Activities for the children
» Children's Hanukkah Skit;
» Covered Dish Meal, Snacks, Fresh Latkes

Time and Location:
» Saturday, December 24, 2016
» 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
» Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
» 4715 Tenneryville Rd., Longview, Texas
                     Click for Map

Schedule:
» 10:30 - Coffee & Donuts
» 11:00 - Torah Study (Jim Lara)
» 12:30 - Lunch
» 1:30 - Praise, Worship & Dance
» 2:15 - Message "Why Hanukkah?" 
» 3:00 - Break
» 3:30 - Children's Skit
» 4:00 - Message
» 4:45 - Break
» 5:15 - Close Sabbath - Light Hannakiah
» 5:45 - Men's Latke Activity
» 6:15 - Glow Stick Dance / Dinner
» 7:00 - Song & Dance / Fellowship
» 9:00 - Take Down / Clean Up


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Everyone's Welcome - Bring Your Friends, but . . . Please let us know if you are coming!

For More Information, Contact Jim Lara - lotsalaras@gmail.com

Hanukkah is for Jews and Christians Alike!


Monthly and Yearly Events:

New Moon

The Ami Yisrael Hebraic Fellowship commemorates the beginning of each Biblical month on the New Moon in accordance with the traditional Jewish calendar <why>.  We typically meet for a fellowship meal and either a teaching or Bible Study.  We'll be posting info for these meetings as plans are finalized. For a complete Jewish calendar, try www.hebcal.com

the New Month ( Kislev) begins Wednesday evening, November, 2016

Click Here for Details or . . .
Contact us for more information.   tim@amiyisrael.org or call (903) 769-2750


Passover

Passover is observed Friday evening, April 22, 2016.  Details forthcoming.  We recommend that anyone wanting to observe Passover read our two-part article entitled "So You Want to Observe Passover" found on the Articles page.

Hag HaMatza (Festival of Unleavened Bread)

The spring festival of Unleavened Bread  (Friday Evening, April 22, 2016 - Friday  April 21, 2016) is an exciting time in our fellowship.  It's our tradition to have a meeting every day of the festival. Call or email us if you would like to attend any of those meetings - tim@amiyisrael.org.

Shavuot (Pentecost)

Shavuot is Sunday, June 12, 2016.    Our fellowship is hosting a Shavuot Campout.

The focus of the weekend will be to enjoy the company of like-minded individuals who share the desire to see the return of Messiah Yeshua just a the first century believers did as they shared this festival together nearly 2000 years ago.  The weekend will include teachings on both Sabbath and Sunday, as well as a number of topical "midrash" Bible Studies.  There will be activities and games for children and adults, as well as thought provoking activities.  Click Here for more information.

If you'd like to learn more about the Spring Festivals listed in Leviticus 23 and their impact on the believer, go to the "Articles" page on this web site, or CLICK HERE.

Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets)

Yom Teruah (Rosh HaShanah) is the beginning of the fall festival season.  Since it is a New Moon, we observe it as such on the evening before (Sunday Evening, October 2) and the next day (Monday, October 3, 2016) as well (as a "mikrah kodesh" - sacred assembly).  We welcome you to observe this exciting moed (festival) with us!  Contact us for more information - tim@amiyisrael.org

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

Yom Kippur is (according to Jewish tradition) the most sacred day of the year.  It is a fast day and a "mikrah kodesh" - a sacred assembly.  This year it falls on a Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (begins the evening before).  We welcome you to observe this very important day with us!

Sukkot  (Feast of Tabernacles)

Sukkot pictures the Millennial Kingdom of YHVH, the time when Yeshua returns to Earth and begins the establishment of His kingdom as He rules and reigns in Jerusalem.  It begins Sunday evening, October 16, 2016 and concludes with Hoshanna Rabba (the "Last Great Day")  on Sunday Evening, October 23, but is immediately followed by the one-day festival of Shemini Atzoreth  (Sunday Evening, Oct. 23 - Monday Evening Oct. 24)

For more information about the Season of Our Joy festival, go to our web site - http://www.season-of-our-joy.com/.

       
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