Coming up this Shabbat at Ben David

March 9 - Message by Doug Friedman:sermon

Title:

“A Glimpse of What Faith Really LOOKS LIKE"

When Paul first came to faith in Messiah on the way to Damascus, the Lord warned him “how much he must suffer for [His] Name’s sake” (Acts 9:16). In today’s scripture, we will see how just how seriously God meant those words. Join us and see the outworking of that divine warning in the life of one of His most devoted servants. And prepare to be humbled.

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."

Passover 2019
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Ben David MJC Passover 2019

- Saturday, April 20,
from 4:00pm to 9:00pm,
Seating begins at 3:00pm and must be seated by 3:45pm

- At Embassy Suites - 11767 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove


Please join us as we gather in Messiah Yeshua to tell of His wondrous grace and awesome acts in the redemption of Israel from Egypt and of His fulfillment of Judaism as He became the Passover Lamb of God who secured eternal salvation for all who trust in Him, Jew and non-Jew alike.

We will:

    — Share the reading of the Haggadah and learn about the Jewish roots of the Last Supper,
    — Enjoy beautiful holiday music and Davidic dancing,
    — Partake of a sumptuous Seder dinner — vegetarian dinner also available.

(Please see note below how to let us know about the number of vegetarian dinners)


Please make your reservation online by using the PayPal system:

[If you prefer making the reservation by mail please click here to download the Passover flier.]

Cost per Adult: $50.00.

Cost per Student (ages 13+): $35.00.

Cost per Child (ages 6-12): $25.00
— Please Note: No childcare is provided.

Please Note: After making your reservation through PayPal site, please send us an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the first and last names of persons attending and, if Student or Child, please include their age so we can prepare name tags and make seating arrangements - there is a maximum of ten people per table. Also, please let us know of the number of vegetarian dinners, if any. Thank you.


Embassy Suites Anaheim - South, Map and Directions:

— If coming on interstate 5 south, exit at Harbor Blvd. and proceed south (turn right); turn right on Hotels; the Hotel is straight ahead.

— If coming on interstate 5 north, exit at Chapman Avenue (left turn). Turn right on Harbor Blvd. Turn left at first signal, Hotels.

— If coming on 22 freeway east, exit at Harbor Blvd. and proceed north; turn left on Hotels.

— If coming on 22 freeway west, take interstate 5 north, exit at Chapman Avenue (left turn). Turn right on Harbor Blvd. Turn left at first signal, Hotels.

— Free self parking.

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