Our Purpose, Spiritual Beliefs, Activities and Values

Purpose

            Kehilat Beth Tefillah

is organized for spiritual, eleemosynary and charitable purposes. The mission of Kehilat Beth Tefillah is to maintain and conduct in perpetuity a Messianic Jewish Synagogue for divine worship and religious observance in the Messianic tradition according to the tenets and precepts of the Written Word of GOD “TORAH”, the Prophets “Nevi’im”, Writing “Ketuvim”, & the New Testament “Brit Hadashah” to come into unity in Messiah together with our brothers and sisters everywhere, to share His transforming life, and self-giving love to the world and the following:

The purpose of this organization is to foster the growth and fuller expression of Jewish life in our community by:

Nurturing Jewish culture, heritage and family life.

Providing intellectual stimulation and ongoing Jewish education.

Integrating Jewish law and ritual into modern life.

Seeking spiritual and religious experiences.

Developing a sense of community by working together despite diversity.

Accepting and integrating non-Jewish partners.

Meeting social, recreational and human needs of people in all life stages.

Developing commitment to extended Jewish community and Israel.

Developing Jewish social conscience as a stimulus to social and political action.

Developing positive relations with the general community.

Providing and maintaining facilities and programs to accomplish these aims.

 

 

Spiritual Tradition, Beliefs and Activities

            We are a Messianic Congregation comprised of Jews and non-Jews who acknowledge that Y'shua (Jesus) is Messiah.

            We aim to advance the cause of Judaism to assure Jewish Continuity. To maintain our Jewish tradition in its historic context. Assert and establish loyalty to TORAH and its historical exposition. Further the observance of the Sabbath and of the dietary laws. Preserve in the service the reference to Israel’s past and its future. Maintain the traditional character of the liturgy, with Hebrew as the language of prayer. Foster the home as expressed in traditional observances. Encourage the establishment of Jewish religious schools, in the curricula of which the study of the Hebrew language and literature shall be given a prominent place, both as the key to the true understanding of Judaism and as a bond holding together the scattered communities of Israel throughout the world. Stimulate congregations and its members to involve themselves in matters of social justice, public policy and other social concerns as a reflection of the will of God. KBT keeps has kept all Moe dim’s “Holidays” of The LORD and also conducted Baby Naming ceremonies,

            Our message is that the Hebraic Roots form the foundation upon which Yeshua “Jesus” built His congregation through “TORAH” and today calls out His loyal remnant from every ethnic group, language, tribe and people. It is upon that foundation of “GOD’S” dealings with Israel that we understand Messiah's life, teaching, and the good news of His salvation.

Followers believe in seven days of creation, which include the separation of light from darkness; separation of water above and waters below; separation of land from water; the creation of the sun, moon, and stars; sea creatures and birds emerge; land creatures and man appear; and GOD rested on the seventh day.

 

The majority of Judaic followers adhere to the Ten Commandments, which state

1.    Worship no other gods.
2.    Do not worship idols.
3.    Do not misuse the name of the Lord.
4.    Keep the Sabbath holy.
5.    Honor your father and mother.
6.    Do not murder.
7.    Do not commit adultery.
8.    Do not steal.
9.    Do not give false testimony.
10.  Do not covet.

 

The 13 Articles of Faith is another part of the belief system of Judaism, which includes the following:

1.    God exists.
2.    God is one and unique.
3.    God is incorporeal.
4.    God is eternal.
5.    Prayer is to God only.
6.    The prophets spoke truth.
7.    Moses was the greatest of the prophets.
8.    The Written and Oral Torah were given to Moses.
9.    There will be no other Torah.
10.    God knows the thoughts and deeds of men.
11.    God will reward the good and punish the wicked.
12.    The Messiah will come.
13.    The dead will be resurrected.

 

Our Values

Teshuvah: We value the opportunity, through careful attention to our lives, to make every moment meaningful and to increasingly avoid harmful acts.

 

Tzedakah: We value the opportunity to use our wealth and resources to benefit other people.

 

Gemilut Chesed: We value the opportunity to perform acts of loving kindness through speech and deed.

 

Torah: We value the insight and inspiration we get through the study of our sacred texts and our people’s culture.

 

Mishpacha: We value the strength that our congregants derive from forming relationships with each other and sharing in each other’s joys and sorrows.

 

Hagim and Simchot: We value the opportunities to mark together the passage of time, the changes of seasons, the continuing story of our people and the cycles of our own lives.

 

Tikkun Olam: We rejoice in the role we play in helping to make the world an ever better place.

K’vod Habriyot: We value our responsibility as God’s stewards to protect and preserve all life on Earth.

 

Eretz and Am Yisrael: We value our participation in the unfolding history of our people, rich in culture, diverse in practice and bound through time by the Hebrew language. We are inspired by the challenge of creating a Jewish state that strives to express the truest values of our people and provides refuge for all Jews.

 

Kehillah Kadosha: We are humbled and heartened that through the concrete expression of all our values we can indeed create a community in which holiness can be expressed and brought into the world.

 

We will keep the weekly service “Shabbat” Saturday Service, as well as all Moedims “Holidays” of The Most High G_D & Holidays of Israel.

 

SPRING MO’EDIMS: Pesach “Passover”, Chag HaMatzot “Unleavened Bread”, Sefirat HaOmer “Counting the Omer”, Reishit Katzir “Firstfruits”, Lag B’Omar, Shavu’ot “Pentecost”,

SUMMER MO’EDIMS: Fast of the 17th of Tammuz, Tish’ah B’Av, Tu B’Av,

FALL MO’EDIMS: Elul & Selichot, Yamaim Nora’lm “Days of Awe”, Yom Teru’ah “ Rosh Hashannah & Trumpets”, Tzom Gedaliah, Yom Kippur “Day of Atonement”, Sukkot “Feast of Tabernacles”, Hoshana Rabbah, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat T_RAH,

WINTER MO’EDIMS: Chanukah “Dedication”, Asarah B’Tevet “Tevet 10”, TuB’Shevat “Shevat 15”, The Fast of Ester “Adar 13”, Purim “Lots, Adar 14”,

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS OF ISRAEL: Yom HaShoah ”Holocaust Memorial Day Nisan 27”, Yom Hazikaron “Israel Memorial Day Iyyar 4”, Yom Ha’atzmaut “Israel Independence Day Iyyar 5”, Yom Yerushalayim “Jerusalem Reunification Day Iyyar 28” & Tzomim “Fast Days.  

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