Back to School Supplies Drive

Back to School Supplies Drive

Update: The school drive is completed. Thanks for all your contributions!

For the next few weeks we will have a donation box in the lobby to collect School Supplies to go to the Children’s Home Society for their annual Back to School campaign

See the flyer below with all the details for what types of supplies are needed, as well of the types of supplies that can’t be accepted. High need items are marked.

Please note the drive is for new supplies only. Lavena Fisette volunteers for the Children’s Home Society and she can be contacted for any questions. Her information is also on the flyer.




Welcome and Membership Classes

Welcome and Membership Classes





Due to the impacts of Hurricane Irma, the Welcome Class that was scheduled for September 9 was cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future date yet to be determined. We will send update as soon as we know the new date.

The Welcome class is a prerequisite to the Membership Class.

You can sign up for the Welcome Class at the Welcome Desk in the lobby or online here.

Our Special Guests from Ukraine and Crimea

Join us on Wednesday, December 28, at 6:30pm, we will have a special fellowship and prayer time with Rabbi Valerie, Rabbi Viktor, and Rabbi Alexander. This will be a wonderful time for them to share their stories and answer questions about their ministries and current things happing in Ukraine and Crimea. The Rabbis will also be with us for Shabbat Services on December 30-31.

Rabbi Alexander Popazov has been Rabbi of Messianic Synagogue “Gates of Zion” in Odessa, Ukraine since 2006. In 2013, he received rabbinic ordination from the IAMCS. He has a doctorate in engineering designs and taught at the Odessa Academy of Construction and Architecture. He is married to Sarah and they have two girls – Lisa and Myrrah.

Rabbi Viktor Vilensky worked for many years as a doctor of narcology and was chief of the substance abuse department at a hospital in Kiev, Ukraine. In 1998, he moved to Yevpatoria, Crimea as the director of a rehabilitation center for drug addicts and alcoholics. In 2000, Rabbi Viktor started a new Messianic Jewish Congregation “Hava Nagila,” and has planted 10 other messianic Jewish congregations in Crimea and Ukraine. Rabbi Viktor is married to Nadya, and they have 3 children, Andrey, Nastia, and Aaron.

Rabbi Valerii Zhupanenko has been Rabbi of the “Jewish Messianic Religious  Congregation of Nikolaev” in Ukraine since 2014. He moved to Nikolaev from the small town of Bereznigovatoe where he led the congregation “Living Word” for more than 18 years, and has planted 4 congregations in the area. Rabbi Valerii is married to Tatyana and they have one daughter named Vika. He has a master’s degree in education.

Havdalah at Beth Israel

Havdalah at Beth Israel


Beth Israel Messianic Synagogue Shalom Center

September 3rd, 10th, and 17th


Havdalah is an observance that marks the conclusion of Shabbat by thanking Adonai who separates the holy Shabbat and the secular concerns of everyday life. Havdalah is observed at sundown, marking the end of Shabbat. Because it is at the end of the day, and takes minimal preparation, it’s relaxing for everyone, including the host. It can also provide an opportunity to fellowship at home in a simple way.

We will be observing Havdalah here at the Synagogue on September 3, 10, and 17 at 7pm. These times will be for fellowship and also training for those interested in observing Havdalah with small groups in your homes in the future. If you would like to attend, please sign up here.