Ruach’s 40th Birthday Celebration

07 Dec 2019 | 10:30 am - 09:00 pm

Ruach Israel is turning 40 years old in 2020!

We’re kicking off the year with a celebration and raising funds for a new Ark!









Schedule of Events

10:30AM:  Shabbat morning services with guest speaker, Jonathan Bernis of Jewish Voice Ministries International
12:30PM:  Pot-luck pareve/dairy Oneg (luncheon)
2:00PM:  Afternoon sessions begin
2:00 – 2:45pm: Looking Back, Telling our Story, led by Rabbi Rich and Sue
3:00 – 3:45pm: A Vision for Ruach Israel’s Future, led by Rabbi Nathan
4:00 – 4:45pm: Messianic Jewish Leaders’ Advice for the Next 40 Years
5:00PM:  Catered dinner for the Ruach Israel Family and friends of the congregation
6:30PM:  Evening program with Paul Wilbur concert (offering will be taken)


Meet our Special Guests:
Jonathan Bernis currently serves as President and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI). Jewish Voice exists to transform lives and see all Israel embrace Yeshua as Messiah. Their mission is to proclaim the Gospel, grow the Messianic Jewish community, and engage the Church concerning Israel and the Jewish people. In addition to the Phoenix headquarters, Jewish Voice has offices in 5 nations, including Israel, where JVMI staff works with more than 60 ministry partners.
Jonathan is founding Rabbi of Congregation Shema Yisrael in Rochester, New York, where he served as Senior Rabbi from 1984 to 1993. He also founded the Messianic Center of St. Petersburg, Russia, where he lived and ministered from 1993 to 1996.
Jonathan is passionate about fulfilling the call of sharing the Gospel with his Jewish brothers. He is the author of numerous books including Unlocking the Prophetic Mysteries of Israel, and several titles in his best-selling Rabbi series (A Rabbi Looks at the Afterlife, A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days, A Rabbi Looks at Jesus of Nazareth, and more). Jonathan and his wife, Elisangela, live in Phoenix, Arizona, with their two daughters.
Paul Wilbur is an internationally-acclaimed worship artist, song writer, author and teacher. Through his newly released album “Roar From Zion” Paul gathers an incredible host of worshipers to release the roar of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah…from Jerusalem! The team includes Arab Christians, Messianic Jews, and Gentile Christians from all over Israel and the United States. Paul speaks a language of melody and truth that reaches far beyond cultural, social, and political borders to touch people directly with the manifest love and presence of God.
For over 40 years, Paul has been leading worship before crowds of thousands in the Middle East, singing to packed soccer stadiums throughout Latin America, Africa andAsia,and bringing his anointed Kingdom message directly to the people of Israel. His partnership with Integrity Music has resulted in such landmark projects as, “Shalom Jerusalem,” “Jerusalem Arise,” “The Watchman” and “Your Great Name.” With award-winning sales in the millions and a Latin Dove Award for best live praise and worship album of the year, there is no end in sight for this world-wide ministry.