TLV Art Show in Birmingham

The TLV Biblical Art Collection Art Show is once again hitting the streets for Messiah! The art show held in Pensacola, Florida earlier this year in February was a smashing success for both the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society and Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue.

This weekend, the MJFBS will be bringing Michael Washer’s art to Birmingham, Alabama,  the “Pittsburgh of the South,” for the first time.

Rabbi David and Leslye Schneier have invited the TLV Biblical Art Collection to Birmingham this Sunday, April 24th, for display at their annual Community Passover Seder!  The Seder begins at 5:00pm, however doors will be open to attendees to view the art show beforehand at 4:30pm. Those attending will be able to experience the Passover while being taken on a visual journey through the Exodus and Yeshua’s ministry leading up to the Last Supper.

Just as hearing and tasting the story of the Jewish people is an integral part of Passover, seeing the story as well is becoming more and more important. Seeing the anger of Pharoah’s face when he refuses to let the Israelites go is equally as impactful as chewing the bitter herbs. And seeing the joy of the freed Israelites as they cross the sea is just as wonderful as singing “The Horse and the Rider” at the top of our lungs in jubilation.

The show will feature the beautifully printed and framed editions of each of the nearly 100 pieces by Michael Washer, which are included in the 2015 self-published edition of the Messianic Jewish Family Bible.

For those who might not yet know, Michael Washer is an inspired artist, graphic designer, illustrator, musician and writer. He has been engaged in creating Messianic Jewish art for over thirty years. Using his understanding of Judaism, he has produced artwork to mold a fresh, bold vision of the entire Holy Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation in order to reimagine the metanarrative of God’s eternal plan for the redemption of mankind.

The TLV Jewish Art Show hopes to spark a Bible revolution through art. One of the goals of the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society in commissioning these pieces was to make a Jewish perspective available to a new generation of Jewish believers in Yeshua so that the Jewishness of their Messiah can be understood. As Washer states in his introduction, “Yeshua, Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, wasn’t depicted as a Jew by those who were the visual story tellers of their generations, the pre-Renaissance, Renaissance and Baroque artists. What happened, I wondered? Where was the Jewishness of the Jewish Messiah?”

This art collection attempts to answer those questions. By presenting Israel’s Family Diary in visual form, with Jewish context, Jewish imagery, and Jewish culture, The Tree of Life Biblical Art Collection is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to reimagine the Bible stories of their childhood. Restoring the Jewish visuals to classic Bible art has been a long-time burden of Michael Washer’s heart, which can be read about in depth in this new book. In each picture, well-known stories are told in both an intellectual and emotional way, invoking interest from people of all ages and backgrounds.

Please note that this art show is only available to those who have registered and purchased admission to Beth Hallel Birmingham’s Community Passover Seder. To attend the seder and view the art show, please visit Beth Hallel’s website to register at

Check out the Tree of Life Version’s website to learn more about what TLV is doing, and how you can see more of Michael Washer’s work, at
This Saturday tune in to Ethel Chadwick on her show Bagels and Blessings based out of Rochester, NY for an exciting guest! David Brickner of Jews for Jesus will be on the show, and it will be an interview not to be missed.

David Brickner is the Executive Director of Jews for Jesus, a missions organization that is reaching Jewish people for their Messiah in 14 countries and 26 cities. He oversees the ministry from its headquarters in San Francisco. David received his Master’s degree in Missiology with a concentration in Jewish Evangelism and Judaic Studies from the Fuller School of World Mission. In addition to this, he has authored several books and has been interviewed on national television shows such as Larry King Live.

Don’t miss this dynamic interview on Bagels and Blessings this Saturday! 

“Bagels and Blessings” is on 990 AM in Rochester, N.Y., and online at from 2 to 3 p.m. EST on Saturdays. For more information, visit
Popular Messianic radio program Bagels and Blessings, hosted by Ethel Chadwick, will be welcoming Tom Burgo as the guest on the show on Saturday, March 12th.

Tom Burgo is a member of Congregation Shema Yisrael and a licensed minister through Elim Fellowship.   

Tom also ministers at Monroe Correctional Facility as a volunteer teacher in the rehab program and volunteers with Good News Jail and Prison Ministry.

Tom lives with his wife Gail in Clarkson, NY and has four adult children.

“Bagels and Blessings” is on 990 AM in Rochester, N.Y., and online at from 2 to 3 p.m. EST on Saturdays. For more information, visit
Keren Ohr Messianic Synagogue in Bloomingdale, Georgia (a suburb of Savannah)has a very exciting weekend coming up, and everyone is welcome to attend! The synagogue will be welcoming Rabbi Stewart Winograd, a fellow leader as well as missionary, to speak on Saturday, February 27 at 10:00 AM. Rabbi Winograd, along with his wife Chantal, spend their lives doing what they can to fulfill Romans 1:16 by bringing the great message of salvation through Yeshua (Jesus) “to the Jew first and also to the nations.” Rabbi Stewart is a very engaging speaker and a true testament to what God can do with a willing vessel.

Stewart and Chantal Winograd are the founders and leaders of an organization called Reach Initiative International. RII  seeks to bring the gospel to the Jewish people, help the poor and needy, plant and strengthen Messianic Jewish Congregations, raise up the next generation of on-fire Believers, provide discipleship and restore the unity between the Jewish and non-Jewish brothers and sisters in Messiah. Although it may seem like a complex mission, God is nonetheless bringing these very things to fruition!

The Winograds have established a Messianic Synagogue, much like Keren Ohr, in Minsk, Belarus, and it has been thriving since its founding in 1995. Jews and Gentiles worship the Lord in love and equality, showing the true heart of the Lord. Over 90% of this congregation came to know Yeshua (Jesus) through ministries of the congregation and over 500 Believers, half of which are Jewish, were immersed, or baptized, in water! The youth are also involved in many leadership positions, as training up the next generation is so important to the furthering of the Kingdom.

Rabbi Stewart and Chantal, through RII, have many programs reaching out to their community in Belarus, such as L’Chaim (To Life) which is a Pro-Life ministry that helps women and families cope with the destructive wake of abortion. Belarus has the third worst abortion record in Europe, and the average woman has had five abortions. L’Chaim has begun a women’s Bible study to help women experience forgiveness and find true inner healing, and this study is growing and spreading to other congregations.

Another project that RII has established for their community in Belrus is “Project 58” which is based on Isaiah 58: 6,7 and 10. They work closely with the Association of Holocaust Survivors to provide humanitarian aid and care for the elderly Holocaust survivors, as well as send food baskets on holidays. Project 58 also provides mentorship for teenaged orphans to keep them from a life of crime, and work to improve medical care for the children of Belarus. Stewart and Chantal are also active in building up the next generation of on-fire believers through Camp Chalutzim, a camp for teens and children honoring the Lord, and L’dor V’dor (generation to generation) mentoring and involving youth and young adults in their outreach. For more detailed information about the Winograds and RII, visit their website at .

Rabbi Jude and Jennifer Caracelo are very excited to have Rabbi Stewart come to Keren Ohr and share all of the ground-breaking things that God is doing, and they welcome any and all guests to attend!

Keren Ohr Messianic Synagogue is located at 109 W. Highway 80, Bloomingdale, GA 31302. For more information about the synagogue, you can call at (912)-308-8563 or visit their website at .
   Feb. 20, 2016
John writes that the Messiah says, “Behold, I am coming soon...” (Rev. 22:12). With the busyness of everyday life, it is easy to overlook this amazing reality that one day, we will meet Yeshua face to face. “Hu Yavo” (“He Will Come”), Joshua Aaron’s latest album, puts His Second Coming in the spotlight. One day, He will come and reign from His Holy Hill in Jerusalem and establish His kingdom forever!

Aaron, by no means, is a stranger to the Messianic music scene. With three other albums released (a fourth in the works!) and over 7 million YouTube views of his music videos, he and his family now reside near the Sea of Galilee. He is also a gifted Integrity Music songwriter. Concerning “Hu Yavo”, he says, “Every song has its own place it came from. When I heard that phrase, ‘Hu Yavo’, something so special stood out.” Not only is the writing excellent, but also a wide variety of sounds and instruments are featured on the record. He says “I had an honest desire to combine traditional sounds from my Ashkenazi roots with contemporary instruments.” Listeners will enjoy hearing the older sounds of the violin, mandolin, and banjo along with driving guitar rhythms, deep synths, and even a ukulele!
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Beth Yeshua in Sacramento, California has prepared quite a weekend for any who are hungry for knowledge and dessert! Friday, January 29 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, January 30 at 10:30 AM Rabbi Dr. Michael Schiffman will speak and then will answer any questions from the congregation!

Rabbi Schiffman is the rabbi of Sha’arei Shalom on Cape Coral, FL as well as the founder and leader of Chavra USA, which is a humanitarian aid ministry to Holocaust Survivors in Eastern Europe. In addition to this, he is also a professor at the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute.

This weekend, there are two controversial issues taken from the current news that Rabbi Schiffman will address. The first is the statement that Orthodox Rabbis made in December 2015 stating that Yeshua honored, strengthened and protected the “immutability of the Torah!” The second is the memo that the Catholic Church released, also in December 2015, rejecting “specific institutional mission work” aimed at Jews, but advocating witnessing faith in Jesus to all people, including Jews.

Following these points of discussion will be a Q&A session, and of course, there will be coffee, tea, desserts and fresh fruit! Tickets are $5 and are required for entrance to the Friday night event. They are available to purchase online, and the congregation asks for people to get them in advance so that there is enough food for everyone. You won’t want to miss this weekend of education on these important issues!

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