“In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant of his people from…” the remotest regions (Isaiah 11:11 NIV Spanish)
In Colombia and before our eyes this prophecy is being fulfilled. There are increasingly more Believers that are returning to the Jewish roots of the faith and a hunger and thirst for the Word comes along with this not so small remnant. Therefore, in the context and spirit of the festival of Shavuot, we will sponsor our Messianic Conference named: SHUVU. The conference will be held from June 11 to June 13, 2016, with guest speakers: Rabbi Itzhak Shapira, founder of Ahavat Ammi Ministries and author of The Return of the Kosher Pig, and Rabbi Yehezquel Italki, leader of Canada´s oldest Messianic Synagogue (Kehilat Melech Yisrael) located in Toronto and author of The True Faith.
This Conference will gather together the Yovel Community, led by Pastor Raul Rubio and special guests from the Jewish Community of Bogotá: Rabbi Alfredo Goldschmit (the Great Rabbi for Colombia), Marco Sermoneta (the Embassador of Israel in Colombia), Rosita Dargoltz (director of Keren Kayemet LeIsrael Colombia) and Marcos Peckel (director of the Confederation of Jewish Communities in Colombia), among others. We have confirmed delegations from Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Canada and the United States with the Pastor from the Yovel Community in Coral Springs, Florida, Adan Ben Joshua.
Pastor Raul Rubio explains: “More than a traditional Conference, Shuvu, will be an event in a yeshiva format, design to inspire and strengthen our understanding of the divinity of Yeshua HaMashiach, and it will exercise the function of bringing spiritual Hasbara as to what must be a proper way of practicing Messianism in Latin America.”
Rabbi Shapira concluded: “The vision of restoration has been burning in our hearts for many years. Events like ‘Shuvu 2016’ aim to bring a tikkun that is overdue for 2000 years. With our partnership with the Yovel community and in front of the Jewish community, we have honored to pick-up the burdens of the Jewish community about this open wound of the last 2000 years and finally bring restoration to the true, authentic Jewish Besorah. The opportunity to see restoration and realignment of Messianic Believers, Christians and Jews together to a single authentic Besorah is truly prophetic.”
More information about the event can be found at www.shuvu2016.com. In addition, during the weekend, The Return of the Kosher Pig will be released in Spanish worldwide along with a Torah dedication event.
Rabbi Shapira is the founder of the international ministry Ahavat Ammi Ministries (For the Love of My People), founder and visionary of Yeshivat Shuvu (a Messianic Jewish online Yeshiva program for raising up leaders) and the author of the book The Return of the Kosher Pig. Shapira is a native Israeli who resides in the Dallas, Texas area. He has a burden for seeing the Jewish people come to faith and for seeing the Messianic Jewish movement and the Body of Messiah as a whole be prepared and educated to share the Good News of Jewish Messiah with the Jewish people.
Admission to this weekend packed with groundbreaking teaching is free of charge. The first session begins Friday night, May 6th at 7:30 pm and then runs throughout the day on Saturday, including Beth Adonai’s Shabbat service. If you find yourself anywhere near Tucker, Georgia, this is an event you will not want to miss.
Congregation Beth Adonai is located at 4141 Bancroft Circle in Tucker, and the congregation is led by Messianic Rabbi Scott Sekulow.
Rabbi Itzhak will be speaking on Shabbat and doing a Yeshiva course at Adonai Yemaleh Zoht Messianic Synagogue in Tyler, Texas this weekend, April 9th & 10th, 2016. Rabbi Shapira will be speaking during their Shabbat services, at 10:00 AM, on the 9th. After service, the yeshiva will begin at 3:00 PM and run until 7:00 PM. On Sunday, the 10th, the course will continue, beginning at 2:00 PM and will conclude at 6:00 PM.
Registration is required for the Yeshiva course prior to the day. The charge for the yeshiva is $20/individual, $35/couple and $50/family of three or more. Registration is accomplished by either placing a check or money order in the mail to the congregation. Please make checks payable to AYZ and put “Yeshiva” on the memo line. In your envelope make sure to include your name, mailing address, email address and contact phone number. Contact AYZ for more information and for late registration.
The mailing address for AYZ is 10291 Spur 164, Tyler, Texas, 75709. As April 1st was the deadline, anyone paying after this date or on the day of will be charged an additional $10.
Don’t miss this exciting event if you are in the area!
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Rabbi Itzhak Shapira comments:
Our vision continues to the Jew first, while preparing, educating, and discipling the body of Messiah in these last days. The Ahavat Ammi Application provides us a way to put quality teachings at the hands of thousands of people from every country, background, and theological stand point. This is a historic day for our ministry.
The application is available right now in The Google Play Store and iPhone App Store under the name "Ahavat Ammi."
Rabbi Shapira concluded:
“We have taken the great burden upon ourselves, as an organization to bring thousands into mainstream messianic teachings, while addressing Anti-Missionary groups and introducing the Messianic theme within the Torah globally. We are humbled and thankful for all, and we pray that this application will be the answer to organizations like Chabad in bringing Kosher Messianic teachings.”
Rabbi Shapira concluded from Ahavat Ammi Ministries: “Defending the Messianic Faith is our first priority at Ahavat Ammi Ministries, and we are blessed by the opportunity to discuss sensitive topics in a productive manner.”
Baruch HaShem Messianic Congregation in San Antonio, Texas will be hosting the very first Messianic Jewish Conference in Spanish “Jews and Gentiles: One People” on Saturday, March 5 from 8 AM - 5:30 PM. This is an extremely special and exciting event that will be a blessing and refreshment to our Spanish-speaking Messianic brothers and sisters.
Speakers will include BHS’s own Rabbi Roi Garcia as well as Rabbi Itzhak Shapira from Ahavat Ammi Ministries, Dr. Dell Sanchez from Aliyah Sephardic Center, and many other Messianic leaders. At the conference there will be many informative and gripping classes such as the History of the Sephardic Jews, Jewish Liturgy, Jews and Gentiles: One People and so much more! There will even be classes for kids ages 1-12!
This is an exciting time to be in the Messianic Movement to see all of the new things God is doing, and this conference is just a taste of that. You can register for the conference online or call Baruch HaShem at (210)-440-4773 for more info!