We are excited that you are interested in knowing more about, Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah of Israel, and our local community of believers. Eitz Chaim is a Messianic Jewish congregation with a calling to reach out to the Jewish community of North Texas with the good news of Israel’s Messiah.
Eitz Chaim is a welcoming assembly for interfaith couples and their families, and all people, whether Jewish or Gentile. We look forward to meeting you on Shabbat, and pray that this is where you can grow in your relationship and knowledge of Israel’s Messiah!
Our Shabbat worship service is designed to honor the Most High G-d throughout the liturgical Torah service, vibrant Messianic praise and worship music, and Israeli dance. The service includes traditional Hebrew liturgy with English transliteration on Power Point slides for those who do not know Hebrew, and public reading from the Scriptures (Torah, Haftarah, and B’rit Chadashah). It concludes with a drash or sermon, typically focusing on life application and lessons to take home and integrate into your daily life in practical, life-changing ways.
After services, we invite everyone to join us in our oneg fellowship meal time. This is where we can get to know one another better, as fellow brothers and sisters in the L-rd.
Eitz Chaim has a business casual dress code. Out of respect for Shabbat, and according to Scripture, we request everyone dress modestly. No mini-skirts, tank tops, shorts, or flip flops.
Some men wear a kippah or yarmulke (skullcap), and some may wear a tallit (prayer shawl) with tzitzits (fringes), as a reminder described in Numbers 15:37-41 to observe G-d’s mitzvot (commandments). Tzitzit and tallit worn should be in keeping with standard Jewish observance. (This excludes tzitzit on beltloops). No one coming to Eitz Chaim is forced to wear a tallit or a kippah, but a kippah is available in the lobby for those who choose to wear one during the service.
Our congregation is family friendly and welcomes children of all ages, encouraging them to participate in various parts of the service. We offer a Shabbat School program for children and nursery care for infants and toddlers.
Preschool: Ages 2-5 years; 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Junior Shabbat: Ages 6-9 years; 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Cry room is for nursing mothers, sleeping infants from birth to age two.