“If the Bible is true and if Yeshua is the Messiah
and the king of the Jews, then the Messianic Jewish
movement is the most important phenomenon
of our time—the distinguishing feature indicating
that the world has come to a turning point.” – Abram Poljak

Shalom, friends.

Allow me to introduce myself and my family. I’m Rabbi Nathan, the Associate Rabbi at Congregation Ruach Israel in Needham, MA. Pictured here with me are my wife Raina and our five children Chaim, Aviva, Shira, Lev and our newest Joiner, Shoshana.

We Joiners have a passion for building things.

Our eldest son, Chaim, loves to build forts, Lego cars and spaceships. Raina and I love to build our family, and we love to build our Messianic Jewish community.

Our mission is to build a vibrant movement of Jewish people who love Yeshua (Jesus.) Think of it like building a home for Yeshua in the heart of our Jewish people.

Though a difficult and multigenerational task, Raina and I are called to do our part, brick by brick. And we need your help. Our full-time efforts demand that we raise our own financial support through Congregation Ruach Israel.

Please prayerfully consider partnering with us as we build with generous gift or by becoming a monthly supporter. Even a small contribution makes a big difference.

Also, we would love to teach and share our unique perspective with you and your community. Take a look at some of the programs we offer on the side-bar and if you would like me to speak at your church, lead a class or seminar, or lead you through the Passover Encounter, please contact me.

May we walk together in Messiah!

Rabbi Nathan

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If you would like to mail a check, please make it payable to Ruach Israel and please write “Rabbi Nathan Support” in the memo line. Mail your check to:

Ruach Israel
754 Greendale Ave.
Needham, MA 02492

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