BRING A DISH TO SHARE FOR ONEG!
So you say you’re not a cook, so bring something, anything, there are stores with bakeries, and frozen items that you can heat up, chips, cheese, crackers! Please participate, buy some fruit, candy, cookies but please participate and share! No pork, chicken or meat. Fish or dairy products are fine. Please check baked goods for Kosher Seal.
In addition to a dish for Oneg we need everyone to bring Hamantaschen!
(see contact info at end of newsletter)
Keep your fire burning during the week. Pray, worship, read the Word! If you’ve lost the fire of God, cry out for more. The more fire you carry the more of God’s glory we experience corporately. The rest of us are counting on you!
We have a number of volunteer positions that are available for those who would like to become more active in the congregation. See Dan Boron
Exodus 25:1-27:19; 1 Kings 5:26-6:13; Matthew 13:1-53
Just a reminder Eitz Chaim does not “pass the plate” we have a tzedakah box at the back of the sanctuary for tithes and donations.
Every Shabbat we are blessed to have MORE VISITORS join us for oneg. Because fellowship is an important part of Eitz Chaim’s ministry, we are asking ALL MEMBERS and REGULAR ATTENDEES TO PARTICIPATE BY BRINGING A DISH, OR TWO, to Shul on Shabbat. Dairy parve only (no meat, chicken or crustaceans) See detailed guidelines on our website.
PLEASE LET OUR VISITORS AND SENIOR CITIZENS GO TO THE HEAD OF THE LINE. ALL CHILDREN SHOULD GO THROUGH THE LINE WITH THEIR PARENTS PLEASE!
Early registration must be received by Friday, February 16. Late registration must be received by Friday, March 3. On-site registration is not permitted unless you make special arrangements with the YMJA by calling the office first. Register by February 16 to avoid the $30 late fee.
The Eitz Chaim New Foundations-New Members class is held twice a year: once in the Spring, and once in the Fall.
The New Foundations-New Members class is open to everyone, but it is required for those who are interested in becoming a member of Eitz Chaim.
This class is designed to acclimate students to the mission, theology, and spirituality of the Messianic movement, as specifically present in the unique calling of Eitz Chaim Messianic Jewish Congregation of Richardson, TX, and our sphere of influence in the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. This class is open to all in the assembly, but is specifically required for those seeking formal membership.
Saturday Afternoon, 2:00-3:15 PM
Course Description and Objectives:
This class is designed to acclimate students to the mission, theology, and spirituality of the Messianic movement, as specifically present in the unique calling of Eitz Chaim Messianic Jewish Congregation of Richardson, TX, and our sphere of influence in the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. This class is open to all in the assembly, but is specifically required for those seeking formal membership. As is stated of our community of Messiah followers,
“Eitz Chaim is called to be a Messiah-centered, Spirit-empowered, disciple-making community that reveals the truth of Yeshua (the Jewish Jesus) to both Israel and the nations. We are committed to making Yeshua the L-rd of our life, faith and ministry. Our community seeks to be like the first Jerusalem congregation where both Jew and non-Jew function as one new man, equal before G-d (Acts 2).”
Appel, James, Jonathan Bernis, and David Levine. Messianic Judaism Class, Student Book (Copenhagan, NY: Olive Press, 2011).
available for purchase during class
Appel, James, Jonathan Bernis, and David Levine. Messianic Judaism Class, Teacher Book (Copenhagan, NY: Olive Press, 2011).
Messianic Jewish Family Bible—Tree of Life Version (Snellville, GA: Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society, 2014).
Stern, David H. Jewish New Testament Commentary (Clarksville, MD: Jewish New Testament Publications, 1995).
Stern, David H., trans. Complete Jewish Bible (Clarksville, MD: Jewish New Testament Publications, 1998).
Zodhiates, Spiros, ed. Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible, NASB (Chattanooga: AMG Publishers, 1994).
McKee, J.K. Torah In the Balance, Volume I (Richardson, TX: Messianic Apologetics, 2003); Torah In the Balance, Volume II (Richardson, TX: Messianic Apologetics, 2015).
Regular attendance of the New Foundations Class is required (with no more than two or three excused absences) in order for students to receive a “complete,” and be regarded as candidates for formal membership in the congregation. Each module of the class will involve assigned readings from the Messianic Judaism Class workbook (abbreviated below as MJC), and group discussion during the Saturday morning class.
03 February 2018
|Introduction to Class
10 February 2018
|The Messianic Vision:
the emergence of Messianic Judaism, the place of Eitz Chaim, and our assembly’s mission in North Dallas/Richardson
|read Unit One in MJC, pp 13-18
17 February 2018
|Shabbat, the Appointed Times, Jewish Holidays
|read Unit Two in MJC, pp 22-40
24 February 2018
|Kosher and Torah-based “Means of Grace”
|read Unit Two in MJC, pp 41-51
03 March 2018
|The Contours of Jewish Evangelism
|read Unit Three in MJC, pp 53-74
10 March 2018
|Guest: Marc Chernizer
The Contours of Jewish Evangelism II
17 March 2018
|Our Place in the Congregation||read Unit Four in MJC, pp 77-96
24 March 2018
|A Survey of Messianic Theology||read Unit Five in MJC, pp 99-125|
You can sign up and direct all questions regarding the next New Foundations-New Members class using the form below: