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,

I’m Rabbi Nathan, the Associate Rabbi at Congregation Ruach Israel in Needham, MA. Pictured here with me are my wife Raina and six children.

At the summit of a life transforming journey – a 2,100 mile backpacking trip along the Appalachian Trail (AT) stretching from Georgia to Maine – I encountered Yeshua (Jesus) in the heart of the White Mountains. My life changed forever. Shortly after my new found faith and an answered prayer, I met Raina. Yes, the love story is true. Raina picked me up when I was hitchhiking into town. Raised attending Conservative Jewish synagogue, Raina also became a follower of the Messiah and we made Ruach Israel our home as newlyweds.

In 2008 Raina and I accepted the call to raise financial support in order to pursue full-time Messianic Jewish ministry. With God’s help, I completing my rabbinical studies at the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute (MJTI) and received Rabbinical ordination by the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) and the Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council (MJRC) in 2012.  Now, we prayerfully ask those with a heart for the Jewish people to partner with us toward our mission to lead a Jewish awakening in Yeshua.

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.

But we can’t do it alone. We need your help.

 

Join Our Support Team

Reach Jewish People for Yeshua

Consider the Apostle Paul’s urging, “For I am not ashamed of the Good News, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who trusts: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” (Romans 1:16) Your support enables us to (1) engage with the wider Jewish community about Jewish Yeshua faith,(2) invest time into Jewish seekers to help them come to know Yeshua and (3) to build a community of other Messianic Jews where Jewish people can feel welcome and safe to explore Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah. Help us to share Yeshua’s Good News with our people!

 

Lead a Jewish Awakening in Yeshua

Paul shares in Roman’s 11:15 that Israel’s corporate acceptance of Yeshua as Messiah is central to God’s redemptive plan for our world. Our Messianic Jewish movement plays a strategic role — leading a Jewish Awakening of Yeshua faith. We are building an intergenerational, modern Jewish movement that exalts Yeshua, our Messiah. Messianic Jewish synagogues, youth camps, young adult community, Jewish outreach, theology school, rabbinical council… the list goes on and on. This is no small task. Your support enables us to invest full time building a legitimate Jewish movement in Yeshua.

 

Invest in the next Generation

We saw dozens of second generation Messianic Jewish youths give their lives to Yeshua and fall in love with their God-given Jewish identity at Camp Or L’Dor just this past summer. Your support will make camp happen again in 2020.
Because of your support, we are able to invest in reaching Jewish young adults and college students in Boston. At Ruach Israel, we are all about mentoring, equipping, and discipling for the next generation. Your support makes that possible.

 

Build a bridge between the Church and the Synagogue

In addition to reaching our Jewish community, we also help Churches understand Yeshua from a Jewish perspective. 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.

 

CONTRIBUTE BY MAIL

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

Want to receive 12 monthly return envelopes with return information? Email your information to Rabbi Nathan.