United Messianic Jewish Assemblies
A Wide Assortment of Educational Resources
In the UMJA, we believe that education is essential to increasing our understanding of Torah, and we grow best spiritually as we study together. Thankfully, our membership includes an impressive community of scholars and teachers, Rabbis and Roehs, who present Scripture through the lens of Judaism. We offer a brand new UMJA Yeshiva starting in late spring this year 2023, a new publishing house, a quarterly Messianic magazine, a monthly newsletter, and a wide range of adult classes, with more to come. Let us know what you're looking for and we'll do our best to serve your needs. We aim to link arms and strengthen one another in every way.
INTRODUCING RABBAN GAMALIEL YESHIVA
Hebrew Transliteration Yeshivat Rabban Gamaliel
We are finalizing curriculum for the opening semester of the first UMJA Yeshiva, Rabban Gamaliel Yeshiva! Many courses are free to UMJA members with no enrollment fee! We're aiming for a spring kick-off with over a dozen courses, and the Jewish Objections course is available now! See details in the course listing below. Prayers are appreciated and love offerings are welcome through our donation page. For further questions, click on the "Let's Chat' button at the bottom of the page, or email Rav Yosef at email@example.com.
Ruti Yodovich, a Sabra and a graduate of Bar Ilan University, beginning Hebrew
Dr. Michael Brown and Rabbi Yosef Koelner co-developing “Jewish Objections to Jesus”
Rabbi Gary Beresford preparing a course on the History of the Jews
Rabbi Gabriel Lumbroso offering Mazzaroth Spiritual Astronomy
Rabbi Yosef Koelner preparing a course on the Mishnah, Congregational Leadership, and Life Cycle Events
Rabbi Greg Lehtimaki teaching The Nature of God
Morah Karen Deloge offering a three-part series on Bereshit/Genesis
Dr. Williams Pitter of Maracaibo, Venezuela, Director of our Spanish division
Classes will be taught in 8-week segments.
There is a $50 enrollment fee for non-members, and some courses will be free.
Individual costs and schedules for each class will be listed below.
Fees can be made through the Donate page on this website via PayPal or credit card.
Introduction to Hebrew
An opportunity to begin reading Biblical Hebrew.
Instructor: Israeli Hebrew teacher Ruti Yudovich
Textbook: Learn How To Read Hebrew – For Real!
Intro to Oral Torah
An intro to Mishnah.
Instructor: Dr. Yosef Koelner
Textbook: The Oral Law by Harry Gersh
History of the Jews
Instructor: Rabbi Gary Beresford
The Nature of God
The key claim of a number of the world's great religions is that God exists. In this course, Rabbi Lehtimaki discusses the concept and nature of God, focusing in particular on God’s (traditional) properties: being all-powerful; being all-knowing; being perfectly good; being omnipresent; being incorporeal; and being eternal. Additionally, Rabbi Lehtimaki will examine the mystery of the Godhead and discuss different perspectives.
Instructor: Rabbi Gregg Lehtimaki
Textbook: This course does not have a textbook and will be lecture and dialogue based.
Schedule: 7:30 pm EST, day of the week TBD
Life Cycle Events
Prayers and liturgy for life’s major events such as baby naming, circumcision, adoption, marriage and funerals. The ability to read Hebrew is required.
Instructor: Dr. Yosef Koelner
Textbook: The RCA Lifecycle Madrikh, by Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka
Format - Zoom
Jewish Objections to Jesus
A 4-part series of 8 weeks each using pre-recorded classes by Dr. Michael Brown.. Study at your leisure!
Instructors: Dr. Yosef Koelner using Dr. Michael Brown's recorded lectures
Format: recorded lectures with live discussion, curriculum is sent on pdf file
Cost: $20 for each 8-week course
Start date: available now!
Torah Study, Bereshit (Genesis)
An examination of the revelation of the Father’s heart through Torah with emphasis on thematic roots and foundations, and the relevance to walking with God. This course will be offered as a 3-part series of 8 weeks each.
Instructor: Morah Karen Low Deloge
Schedule: 6-8 pm EST, Thursday
Start date for Part I: April 20 - June 8
The process of organizing and developing successful strategies to ensure healthy congregational growth, based on the book of Titus.
Instructor: Dr. Yosef Koelner
Textbook: Paul’s Letter to Titus, His Emissary to Crete, About Congregational Life
By Yosef Koelner
Messianic Life of Rabbis
Instructor: Michael Shiffman
Mazzaroth Spiritual Astronomy
Instructor: Rabbi Gabriel Lumbroso
Sing the Torah
FOR INFORMATION ON THE SPANISH YESHIVA, CLICK HERE.
VAST LIBRARY OF ONLINE TEACHING
Among our new members and affiliates, we are excited to announce that Moreh Dr. Duane D. Miller PhD has come on board with the UMJA. His vast library of teachings can be accessed at https://www.Matsati.com. The name matsati includes the Hebrew letters, mem, tzadie, and aleph, and it means, to seek!
UMJA QUARTERLY MESSIANIC MAGAZINE
Petah Tikvah Magazine is a 64-page quarterly Messianic Jewish Magazine designed to appeal to all those seeking a Torah-observant lifestyle. The first believers in Yeshua the Messiah were all observant Jews. During the First Century CE (“Common Era”), the only Bible they had was the Tanakh ("Old Testament"). They also had the teachings of Yeshua, which were passed on orally to his talmidim (disciples). In Matthew 5:17-19, Yeshua taught them, “Think not that I have come to destroy the Torah (Law), or the prophets: I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass, not one jot nor one tittle shall in any way pass from the law, until all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
You will discover many articles on our website and in our magazine reflecting a Torah-inspired lifestyle. We are also Zionists, and strongly identify with Israel and her struggles. Therefore, you will discover regular news updates and articles, especially those relating to Israel. We also carry articles relating to science and history. There are articles written in Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Polish, and Bahasa.
We welcome you to ask for a free sample copy of Petah Tikvah. You can email us at Rchaimberlin@juno.com or you can write to us at 165 Doncaster Rd, Rochester NY 14623. My name is Rav Richard ‘Aharon’ Chaimberlin, but you can call me Rick.
When you go to our website, www.petahtikvah.com, you will find well over a hundred different articles reflecting the same values and information that we incorporated into our magazine. You can also order subscriptions on our website, as well as our beautiful Jewish calendars. The Torah/Haftara portions for each week are listed. And of course, you will find all of the Jewish Holy Days, the Biblical holidays. We also offer Biblical commentaries which can be ordered on our website, and which are advertised in our publication.
We also offer a booklet/CD combination called Jewish Basics with beautiful cantorials for Shabbat liturgy. The cantorials are accompanied by piano instrumentals, adding much to your listening pleasure. The cantor on the CD has since moved from the USA to New Zealand. The booklet contains the Hebrew for each of the cantorials, as well as transliterated Hebrew, along with the English translation. Our previous cantor learned the cantorials from this CD and booklet, and did a great job with it! The cost for the CD and accompanying booklet is only $10, no extra cost for S&H.
UMJA PUBLISHING: LAMED VAV HOUSE
We are happy to present Lamed Vav House: A Messianic Jewish Publishing House Formed by Rabbi Gabriel Lumbroso and Audrey Eaves. Lamed Vav House aims to publish Messianic Jewish commentaries, fiction, Haggadot, Sedarim for Shabbats and festivals, poetry, and devotionals that encourage ethical lifestyles of integrity in the ways of our Rabbi Yeshua. What is, “Lamed Vav”? Find us at www.lamedvavhouse.com to learn more.
New Book on Purim available now.
Welcoming the Sabbath
The first publication of Lamed Vav House "Welcoming the Shabbat" is officially in print! If you have been wanting to establish a Shabbat tradition in your home but do not know where to start, this little guide is definitely going to be for you! Compiled by Sephardic Messianic Rabbi Gabriel Lumbroso, these traditions are sure to unite households everywhere.
TEXT BOOK IN THE WORKS: WRITINGS OF THE MESSIAH
UMJA members are working toward the completion of this new reference book entitled, “Writings of the Messiah.” This text will offer 500+ pages pertaining to the Messiahship of Yeshua with parallel verses from the Tanach, Talmud, and the Brit Hachadasha.
It will be a valuable tool to our Kehillot in defending our faith and exposing non-believing Jewish brethren to Yeshua. We will illustrate that faith in Yeshua has been integral to Jewish thought from the sages of old to present-day Messianic Judaism.
Please check back as we're adding new offerings all the time, and contact us with any questions.