Coming up this Shabbat at Ben David

April 6 - Message by Doug Friedman:sermon

Title:

“How Suffering Can Actually Be a Blessing"

God wants to bless us, but He may first have to make us suffer. Of course, none of us wants to suffer, yet we all want God’s blessings. Come this Shabbat and learn how God actually can and does use sufferings in our lives for our benefit.

Simchat Torah

September 29 - 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

Saturday, September 8 - Rosh HaShanah Messianic Service at 10:30am.

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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 HaShanah (literally, Head of the Year) occurs on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei.
Please join us for the morning service on Saturday, September 8, at 10:30am and celebrate this Biblical Holy Day and its Messianic significance.


Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 19 - Yom Kippur Messianic Service at 10:30am:

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Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, occurs on the tenth of Tishrei, it is to be a "Shabbat of solemn rest."
Please join us for the morning service on Wednesday, September 19, for this Messianic Service at 10:30am.


Sukkot

Saturday, September 22 - Sukkot Service at 10:30am:

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Join us for a Sukkot celebration.
- Morning Service followed by Oneg in the Sukkah.


Shabbat Zachor, the Shabbat of Remembrance

On the Shabbat before Purim, Jews throughout the world will turn their attention to two special readings in Deuteronomy and Samuel, describing how the ancient nation of Amalek attacked our ancestors in the desert. These readings come before Purim because Haman was the descendent of Agag, King of Amalek.

Deuteronomy 25:17-19: “Remember what Amalek did to you by the way, when you came out of Egypt. How he met you by the way, and struck at your rear, all who were feeble behind you, when you were faint and weary; and he did not fear God. Therefore it shall be, when the Lord your God has given you rest from all your enemies around, in the land which the Lord your God gives you for an inheritance to possess, that you shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; you shall not forget it.”

Not only was the attack unprovoked, but it came at a time when the people were faint and weary. Shabbat Zachor - the Sabbath of Remembrance - is so named because we are commanded to remember the heinous deeds committed by Amalek. Our memories as victims of violence and persecution are a two-edged sword, though. We sometimes find that many of our people have accumulated emotions of hate and vengeance against whoever belongs to a nation or group which has hurt us. We sometimes hear expressions of anger, following murderous attacks. Feelings of rage and the desire for revenge are natural and understandable in moments of crisis, and one cannot be judged in his or her moment of anguish.

But it seems that this mitzvah has a different meaning, because the Torah does not “command” us to feel that which is naturally felt. The Torah does not enjoin us to love our children, for example, we do that naturally. On the other hand, it does charge us to “love the stranger.” With this commandment to remember the deeds of Amalek, Torah seems to command us to make every effort not to be contaminated by the actions like those of Amalek and the tendency to respond to violence with violence and stain our souls and minds with violence.

Our God asked to “love your neighbor as yourself” and “love your enemies” but our mind, clouded by our sinful nature, cannot comprehend the full magnitude of this commandment, thus, at least we have to remember not to be like Amalek and darken our souls by hate. Justice is enough.

Hanukkah Celebration

December 8 - Hanukkah Celebration at 4:00pmhanukkah
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 - Purim

March 3 - Purim Celebration:



Join us for a fun filled Purim Celebration: costumes, parade, children's program, joyful music, insightful sermon, and an Oneg with delicious hamantaschen. Purim is the last event of the biblical calendar and symbolizes the ultimate victory over evil.

Hamantaschen Baking Contest:

Bring two dozen of your homemade hamantaschen before the service to enter the contest. Prizes will be awarded at the Oneg.

Coming up at Ben David - April 14 - Yom HaShoah

With guest speaker Rochelle Dreeben author of "One Dark Night"

Coming up at Ben David

January 19 - Guest Speaker, David Rubin: guest

Former Mayor of Shiloh, Israel,
founder of "Shiloh Israel Children's Fund."

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We are Jewish and Gentile believers in Yeshua (Jesus), the Messiah of Israel, who recognize and value the Jewish origins of the faith and desire to present Him to the world in the Jewish context in which He came. We gather together weekly on Shabbat mornings for Hebraic worship, Biblical teaching, Davidic dance, and caring fellowship.
Service time: 10:30am. All are welcome!

Theme from the "Schindler's List"

Music performed in the largest European synagogue in Budapest. Csongor Korossy-Khayll (Violin) & Xaver Varnus at the great Jemlich Organ of the synagogue, with the participation of Balazs Barnkopf (Theater Organ) and Balazs Elischer (Hammond Organ).
Recorded live in 2017.

Coming up this Shabbat at Ben David:

Join us for Shabbat service, April 27, at 10:30am. Come early and have breakfast with us: bagels and coffee before service starting at 9:45. All are welcome.

"Blessed is the man who delights in the Torah of the LORD, and in His Torah he meditates day and night." Psalm 1:1-2

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We teach our children from a Messianic curriculum which includes Biblical Holy Days and Jewish history.

We offer Shabbat School classes for children from Preschool through High School as well as Toddler Care for ages 12-36 months.
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Shoah, The Holocaust

At least what we can do for the victims is to remember them every year at our Yom HaShoah Memorial Service.

We had the honor to host several Holocaust survivors speaking at our congregation. Please click the tab below and listen to their stories. 
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We not only meet weekly on Shabbat mornings to worship the Lord, to study His word, and to grow closer to God, but also to grow closer to one another as a family.
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We believe that the Tanakh is an accurate and reliable record of the origins of all life and of God’s on-going involvement with His creation; also, that the Brit Hadashah is an account pertaining to Yeshua and His disciples representing the final revelation to man.

Weekly Torah Reading:

For Shabbat: April 13, 2019 / Aviv 8, 5779

Shabbat HaGadol - The Great Shabbat

— Parashah Metzora — “The One Afflicted with Tzaraat"

Torah: (VaYikra) Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33
Haftarah Shabbat HaGadol: Malachi 3:4-24

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Our Congregational vision is “To restore the Jewishness of the Gospel.”

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Doug Friedman Congregational Leader, Messianic Rabbi
Robb Schwartz Youth Ministry Director
Doug Friedman is an ordained Messianic Rabbi and is serving as the Ben David Congregational Leader since its inception in 2001. He was raised in a Conservative Jewish home and was a Bar Mitzvah at the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens, New York. He has been a believer in Messiah Yeshua since 1976. He has a Bachelor of Science from M.I.T., a Master of Engineering from Cornell University, and a Master of Arts degree in Biblical & Theological Studies from Talbot Theological Seminary.

Robb Schwartz was raised in a Conservative Jewish home and was a Bar Mitzvah at Temple Sinai in Long Beach, California. He has been a believer in Messiah Yeshua since 1979. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from San Diego State University, a Masters Degree in Organization Development from University of San Francisco, and a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Robb is an accomplished author; he wrote the book "Operation Last Exodus," published in 2012.

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