We are a congregation of Jewish and Gentile believers who follow after the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through the Jewish Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth. So, we follow the Jewish culture, calendar, festival days and traditions in worship and lifestyle, except when tradition is contradictory to the Holy Scriptures. We are serious about Bible Study and training disciples of Jesus so we can introduce Jews to their Messiah.
Join Us For Services
Services are held Saturday nights at 6 pm. We start with a call to gather followed by prayer, praise, and worship. The sermon or guest speaker presentation is next, and then we celebrate Havdalah. Doors open at 5:00 pm. We serve dinner between 5:00 and 5:45 pm prior to service. Refreshments or oneg follows the service.
On the third Shabbat of the month we will share a potluck fellowship meal at 5:00 pm, prior to the service. You may contribute side dishes, salads, desserts or drinks. Please respect those of our congregation who observe kashrut and do not bring any dish containing pork, shellfish or other item prohibited in Leviticus 11. Doors open at 4:30 pm on the third Saturday.
Bible Studies for All
Join us Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm for food, fellowship and Bible study. We meet in the worship center downstairs. The doors open at 7:00 pm, class begins on-time at 7:30 and ends promptly at 9:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Join Terry to learn Biblical Hebrew each Monday night. Students learn the Alef-Bet and nicud, phrases, prayers and more. Learn it here because we will speak it in heaven! Beginner Hebrew Class at 6:00 pm, dinner at 7:00 pm, and Intermediate Hebrew at 7:30 pm.
Women’s Coffee and Conversation
Herta hosts the women on Thursday morning at 9:30 am for coffee, conversation, and prayer. Bring your Bibles and your friends and share your hearts.
High Holy Days Services
Mishkan HaShofar Congregation will celebrate the Biblical Festivals of Leviticus 23 to keep God’s appointed festivals. These are different from our regular services and we encourage everyone to attend. As commanded by the Holy Bible, we will celebrate the these services that point to the Rapture, the Tribulation and the Millennial Kingdom of Yeshua.
Rabbi Robert will be teaching on each of the festivals and how they relate to Messiah. These are great services to invite friends and family who would like the Jewish understanding of Jesus in the Old Testament and festivals. Yeshua will be present, so make sure you are here to greet your Messiah! All services are free of charge. Here is our schedule:
Yom Teruah (The Festival of Trumpets) Celebration: Saturday, Sept. 16th at 6:00 pm. Our special service will be part liturgical and part celebration. There are special traditions and prayers, Psalms and responsive readings. Please join with friends and family as we celebrate the service that represents the Rapture of the Believers-which is ever sooner in coming. Rabbi Robert will lead the Torah service and Hebrew prayers which exalt our God and King! The sermon is titled “Are You Ready for Eternity.” We will then hear the sound of the Shofar crying out for repentance and salvation! There will be Challah and apples with honey after the service. This is a great service to introduce your friends to Messianic Judaism – the Judaism practiced by our Lord, Redeemer and Messiah Yeshua!
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement): Sunday, Sept. 24th at 7:00 pm. This is the service that represents the Tribulation. It is a solemn liturgical service. No food will be served this evening as we begin the 25 hour Yom Kippur fast. During Yom Kippur, we abstain from sex, food, wearing leather, using colognes and other indulgences.
Yom Kippur Break Fast and Yitzkor Service: Monday, Sept. 25th at 5:00 pm. This service will start with the traditional reading of Jonah, the lighting of the Yitzkor candles and then the breaking of the fast. Traditionally, we wear white clothing for this service but it is not required. Men normally wear their kittle. After sundown, we will go upstairs for dinner and the breaking of the fast as a community. This represents the wedding feast of the Lamb.
Subs and Sukkah Decorating: Friday, Sept. 29th at 4:00 pm. All people, especially tall people, are needed to help decorate the Sukkah for our Sukkot service. After decorating the sukkah, we will order sub sandwiches, bless the sukkah and eat our meal under the sukkah.
Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles): Saturday, Sept. 30th at 5:00 pm. This appointed time of God represents the Millennial kingdom where Yeshua will rule from David’s throne in Jerusalem. We start at 5:00 pm with dinner in the sukkah. After dinner will be the Lulav and Etrog waive offerings where each who desire may waive the commanded elements and make a prayer, praise or testimony to God. After the Lulav and Etrog waive we will come inside for dessert and praise and worship.
Please consider inviting your friends and families to these special events celebrating God’s appointed times. Though we understand that we are saved by faith through grace in Messiah Yeshua, we celebrate these festivals as commanded by God to be obeyed forever AND because Yeshua celebrated them to make our salvation possible. Your Mishkan HaShofar family wishes you L’Shanna Tovah! May you be sealed in the Lamb’s Book of Life!
Rabbi Robert Pristoop
After several years of serving as a missionary, Rabbi Robert was called to plant a new Messianic Congregation and serve with Shofarel Jewish Ministries. Robert now leads that Messianic congregation, and travels the country speaking on the Jewish roots of the Christian faith in churches and schools.