Beth Emunah's dynamic and contemporary Shabbat morning service incorporates music, dance and joyous worship within the structure of a liturgical Torah service.
There are various activities and a Shabbat School program for children and youth, as well as a nursery and cry-room available to enable parents to more fully participate.
Following the service, we invite you to join us during the oneg, where there is food and plenty of time to meet with other members of the congregation, and build meaningful relationships. There are also various classes and activities, including our Beit Midrash, which focuses on the weekly Torah portion, as well as Hebrew classes, and Israeli and Messianic dancing.
At Beth Emunah, we strive to create a community that is truly a family experience, and we do so through activities, programs, and classes to further involvement and spiritual growth.
WORSHIP MUSIC TEAM
The Worship Music Team of Beth Emunah welcomes you to participate with us in lifting our hearts, voices, and the skillful playing of musical instruments to the L-rd in praise and worship. By incorporating traditional Jewish liturgy with more contemporary styles of Messianic music, our services lead worshipers into a fuller and deeper spiritual experience.
The Worship Music team is made up of a number of accomplished and talented musicians and vocalists, many of whom currently perform professionally. The Beth Emunah singers and musicians perform at a number of services, conferences, and special occasions. They are also involved in Outreaches, raising awareness of Messianic Judaism and faith in Yeshua. If you are interested in having the Beth Emunah Worship team come to your congregation or participate in an event, contact the Beth Emunah office at (818) 597-9700 or email@example.com.
Worship Music Team Leader: Sally Robinson
Beth Emunah's Dance Ministry exists to serve the Lord and others, and to celebrate corporately together each Shabbat.
We worship with our full mind, body, heart and soul based on choreography of Israeli Folk Dance. Whether rejoicing for a 'simcha' (joyous occasion), or entering into praise and worship of the Most High God of Israel, we welcome all who have a heart for the Lord – any age, both men and women – to learn and participate!
We offer dance class on Tuesday evenings at 7:30, and everyone is welcome! Beginner dance classes are offered on Shabbat after the service.
"SHOMRIM ROKDIM", Keepers of the Dance, is an outreach ministry geared to meet the needs of the greater community and the Body of Messiah through dance and celebration at a host of venues, such as:
If you are interested in having the Beth Emunah Dance team come to your congregation or participate in an event, contact the Beth Emunah office at (818) 597-9700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance Ministry Leader: Juli Burkhart-Hosler
THE SHIRIM CHORALE
Beth Emunah established its choir in 2013. The choir consists of over 20 volunteers who love to sing. This is not a choir of soloists but of souls who love music and love G-d. The Shirim Chorale is always open to new members and encourages everyone who loves to sing to come and give it a try.
The choir meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.
Choir Leader: Gary Bonner
A small group meets to pray for the protection and the needs of Beth Emunah, the Jewish people and Israel. When the need arises, special prayer requests are also addressed. If you have a heart for this ministry, please contact the Beth Emunah office at (818) 597-9700 or email@example.com.
Intercessory Prayer: Our prayer services will now take place in the Rabbi’s study at 1:15pm after our Shabbat service every Shabbat.
Intercessory Prayer Leader: Avelina Diaz
Our purpose is to help our Youth grow in their identity, values, and heritage as Messianic believers, to reach out to others, to explore and utilize their spiritual gifts and abilities, and to care for one another in genuine friendships.
We help our Youth grow in honoring the G-d of Israel and having a passion for Messiah Yeshua through teaching and applying Biblical principles, promoting Messianic Jewish identity, and building loving relationships. The Youth Ministry provides weekly meetings and youth events to form in them G-dly character and to make wise choices.
Youth Leader: Mel Bertrand
Proverbs 9:10 says the Fear of Adonai is the beginning of wisdom. The most important life lesson we can teach our children is how to have a right relationship with G-d, which is the key to salvation and to all other healthy relationships.
As a Messianic Jewish community, our children develop a strong understanding of the Tanakh (Hebrew Scriptures) and the Brit Chadasha (New Testament) as G-d’s words of faith and instruction, as well as engaging in the Jewish festivals and Holidays, customs and traditions, experiencing them in a first hand and interactive way. Their knowledge is expanded in the Shabbat School classrooms by teachers who are not only seasoned believers in Messiah Yeshua but are well versed in Messianic Judaism. We love our children and desire to see them grow in the grace and knowledge of Our Lord and Deliverer, Yeshua the Messiah.
Shabbat School Leader: Alison Margolis
HEBREW CLASSES - BAR & BAT MITZVAH PREPARATION
Beth Emunah offers Hebrew instruction, taught by Danah Sanders who is an Israeli native. The program is especially designed to give the student the ability to read and follow along with the worship services and the Torah readings. This typically is a two-year program that culminates with the Bar/Bat Mitzvah service/ceremony. Classes begin with Aleph-Bet and work through story readings, conversation, and liturgy.
The B’nai Mitzvah program encompasses the reading and presentation of two books that deal with Jewish customs and Jewish festivals, an “act of service” project, liturgy lessons, and preparation for Torah and Haftarah readings. The current class, begun 37 weeks ago, is now reading Hebrew, learning vocabulary and able to comprehend and form sentences. These classes are an essential part of Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation.
More importantly, these classes enrich the understanding of the Hebrew language and culture and equip the next generation with the keys to understanding their commitment and relationship to the God of Israel through Messiah Yeshua.
A new session of classes is scheduled to begin in January 2017. The cost per week will be $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child under the age of twelve. Please contact the Beth Emunah office at 818-597-9700 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to register.
Beginning Hebrew class meets at 9:30am in the middle classroom downstairs. Intermediate class meets on Shabbat in Dirceau Braun Rm on 2nd Floor at 2:30pm.
Hebrew Class Instructor: Danah Sanders
Welcome to the Beth Emunah Sisterhood webpage. We are women from diverse backgrounds and in various stages of life who come together to learn and have fun, to pray for one another, and to encourage and support each other. We enjoy gatherings in various homes, as well as recreational outings and events. Our Sisterhood weekend retreats are always well attended and provide a time for rest and deepening relationships for spiritual renewal. All women are invited and encouraged to participate in the Beth Emunah Sisterhood!
Sisterhood Leader: Barbra Miner
Beth Emunah Men’s Fellowship welcomes men of all ages and backgrounds who have a desire for community and to learn and deepen their spiritual relationships. We offer a host of activities that are fun and compelling. Whether you have attended a conventional church or synagogue, and you’re in search of a place to worship and fellowship, we invite you join us.
Men’s Ministry Leader: John Pride
Mission Statement for Operation Sack Lunch
Why Feed The Poor? Feeding the poor is both a mitzvah (good deed) and a fundamental part of Jewish life. This tradition of sharing food with the less fortunate comes from the earliest teachings of Judaism. The prophet Isaiah (Chapter 58)* instructs Jews to share bread with the hungry and take in the homeless poor.
*Isaiah 58:7-11 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness[a] will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
Homeless Ministry Leader: Karin Foreman