Shabbat School

Ben David Messianic Jewish Congregation offers Shabbat School classes for children from preschool through high school. The classes are taught by adults (several of whom are teachers by profession) who are committed to love and instruct the youth at Ben David in the Word of God and Jewish traditions. To ensure the safety of our children and youth, all adults working in the Shabbat School have gone through a background check. We use Messianic curriculum appropriate for the various age levels in which the weekly lessons are designed and written to teach biblical truths relevant to children and to draw them into a more personal and intimate relationship with God through Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel.

There are three different levels of Shabbat School classes:

  • Preschool - age 3 - Kindergarten

  • Elementary- 1st - 6th grades

  • Youth Group - 7th-12th grades

Toddlers, ages 12 – 36 months (walkers), are cared for by a qualified, consistent, and loving childcare worker along with other helpers as needed.

A Nursery is available for parents with young babies (non-walkers) ages 0 -12 months. A flat-screen TV is mounted in the nursery for viewing of the morning service in the sanctuary.

PreschoolShabbatThe Preschool class, (ages 3- Kgn.), teaches Biblical truths from a Messianic curriculum entitled Flame-Celebrate which uses a balance of Tenakh (Old Covenant) and Brit Chadashah (New Covenant) parallel lessons. The children become familiar with a variety of biblical events and festivals through the use of flannel graphs, crafts, and activities. In addition, beginning Hebrew letters and words associated with the lessons are presented, and the children learn a monthly Bible verse which they practice reciting each week. Parents are requested to help their children learn these verses. Snacks, crafts and activities are also part of the lessons to make it fun and enjoyable for the children.

4th-6thShabbatThe Elementary class (1st – 6th) is using a Messianic Jewish children’s curriculum entitled Club Maccabee. The weekly lessons are designed and written to teach biblical truths relevant to children and to draw them into a more personal and intimate relationship with God through Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel whom we can depend on to meet our needs. The curriculum also stresses Bible verse memorization, the learning of Hebrew words associated with the study as well as traditions and culture of the Jewish people including traditional blessings. Levitical feasts are studied and experienced throughout the year using Messianic holiday curriculum. A variety of activities including discussions, object lessons, skits, worksheets, songs, and games are used to keep the students’ interest.

YouthMinistryThe Youth Group (7th-12th) studies topics that are relevant to teens as they strive to live a godly life in their everyday surroundings. They are working through an adapted version of an adult bible study which challenges them to live a Gospel-centered life, discover their gifts, and defend their faith in Yeshua, the Messiah. The class is conducted in an informal setting with the reading of Scripture, discussion, and application.

Teaching the next generation of believers is a real blessing. Not only do the students hear Bible stories, memorize Bible verses, and study Scripture, but they share in each other’s lives through discussions and prayer, and they have fun, too!  Parents are encouraged to take an active role in their children’s spiritual development during the week by continuing discussions about their Shabbat School lessons, helping them to learn their Bible memory verses, and praying together as a family.


Coming up this Shabbat at Ben David

January 13 - Message by Robb Schwartz:


“Jews Don't Believe in a Divine Messiah.”

Robb winds up his three part series on whether or not the Jews are expecting a divine Messiah. He will examine the man born with a demon preventing him from speaking. Does this event fit the model of the three messianic miracles? Come join us to learn this and much more.

Simchat Torah

October 14 - Simchat Torahtorah
The Joy of the Torah - Morning Service
Concluding the annual Torah reading and beginning anew.
Join us celebrating God's word.

Rosh HaShanah

Wednesday, September 20 - Erev Rosh HaShanah Messianic Service at 7:00pm.rosh
Rosh HaShanah, also known as the Jewish New Year, is called in the Bible, The Feast of Trumpets, or, in Hebrew, Zicharon Teruah, the Day of Memorial of Blowing.
Rosh HaShanan (literally, Head of the Year) occurs on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, this year, on Thursday, September 21.
Please join us for the evening service on Wednesday, September 20, at 7:00pm and celebrate this Biblical Holy Day and its Messianic significance.

Yom Kippur

September 30 - Yom Kippur Messianic Serviceykippur
Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, occurs on the tenth of Tishrei, Saturday, September 30 this year.
Join us for this Messianic Service at 10:30am.


October 7 - Sukkot Service at 10:30am:sukkot
join us for a Sukkot celebration.
- Morning Service and Oneg in the Sukkah.

Sisterhood Event Oct-21

October 21 - Sisterhood Eventtorah
Has the Lord been good to you? Have you experienced His grace and blessings in your life? Psalm 105:1-3 Instructs us to:
“Give thanks to the Lord! Proclaim His Name; Make known His deeds among the people. Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works. Glory in His Holy Name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who see the Lord.”
If you answered “yes” to the questions above, then we hope that you will join us as we gather to say Toda Adonai in worship and fellowship. Let us proclaim His great Name and declare His wondrous works in our lives.
Join us after the morning service at 12:30pm for a giving thanks luncheon. Lunch donation: $5.

Hanukkah Celebration

December 16 - Hanukkah Celebration at 4:00pm
Come, celebrate Hanukkah with us.
- Menorah Lighhting
- Dancing
- Children’s Activities
- Dreidel Playing
- Traditional Foods
- Latkes & Sufganiyot

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no morning service.

Coming up at Ben David

December 30 - Message by Shmuel Oppenheim:


“Hineni: Here I Am!”

Rabbi Oppenheim will address the subject of what God asked of Abraham, what God was willing to do, and what He did.

Guests Online

We have 105 guests and one member online

Get In Touch

  • 651 W Sunflower Avenue
    Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • 949-551-2659
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.