Beit Yeshua
& Machol

Newsletter 2010
Beit Yeshua







Proclamation Over
A City

Steele Creek Church

Israeli Folk

Coats For Israel

Zemer Levav




Series at
Conrnerstone Church
Maiden, NC

Black Mountain
at the
Vision For Israel

Beit Midrash

Jim & Linda's
Marriage Vow Renewal



Vision For

Honoring Israel


to Beit Yeshua


Frank &
Carol LaPorta

The Father's Heart
Haifa, Israel

& the
of God

Folk Dance

Highway to Zion
at Vision for Israel


Love For His

Beit Yeshua's
Erev Shabbat
& Midrash


Beit Shofarot
Torah Dedication
August 7, 2010

Bill Cloud
at Beit Shofarot

Highway To Zion

Warren Marcus



Rosh Hashanah
Feast of Trumpets


Day of

Feast of


Jim & Linda

In The
NC Mountains

Seder at
Gaston College


Marty Goetz

To Zion

Beit Yeshua
Beit Shofarot
Love For His People


Beit Yeshua &
Beit Shofarot



























































































































Isaiah 62
I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night:
ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,
And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.


Psalm 122:6  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you. 



The Lord opened so many new and exiting doors for us in 2010.  So often, we actually forget all that He's done for us. 
This page will help you remember.


January 2010


Proclamation Over a City


On January 1, 2010, nine men and women associated with Beit Yeshua gathered for the 2nd annual shofar sounding and proclamation over the city of Lincolnton.  Shofarot were sounded at the Lincolnton Courthouse, the local high school, as well as at several area churches represented by the group, including Covenant Bible Church and Freedom Church.  The morning also consisted of prayer requesting Yahweh to more freely and fully move during 2010 and pour our more of His Ruach Ha'Kodesh (Holy Spirit).


Chuck, Thunder, Doug, Paul, and Wayne  blow their shofarot outside of Freedom Church


Steele Creek Church


Because of our connection with Highway to Zion, we've connected with Steele Creek Church's Messianic Pastor, Warren Marcus, and their monthly One-New-Man meetings.  Warmly received, we had no trouble jumping in during their praise and worship to share our love for Israeli Folk Dance with those in attendance.  Warren also invited the Beit Yeshua's "shofar blowers" to open the Steel Creek Church service when he ministered there on a Saturday evening in January.  The evening concluded with some wonderful fellowship.





Israeli Folk Dance


Our 2010 Israeli Folk Dance classes started on Tuesday, January 5th.  There was a good mixture of men and women from a variety of ages.  We had several beginner dancers, so we started easy and increased the difficulty as the evening progressed.


The Israeli Folk Dance "Zemer Atik"


Working on a dance performance for Passover using flags


To see more photos from the Israeli Folk Dance Class, follow this LINK


Coats to Vision For Israel


Doug was approached by a member of Covenant Bible Church who said that he had 600 coats that he'd be willing to donate to the needy in Israel.  The coats were adult-sized and were manufactured in the USA by a textile company that had gone out of business.  When Vision For Israel founders Barry & Batya Segal were in Charlotte in December 2009 for the VFI Hanukkah Celebration, Doug talked with Batya and confirmed their desire for the coats.


Steve & Timmy brought the VFI truck from Charlotte to Lincolnton, NC, where Paul and Chuck helped load the coats.  They were then taken to the Vision For Israel warehouse in Charlotte, where they'll be re-packaged and sent to Israel.


Timmy Bryant models two of the coats



Paul, Doug, Chuck & Barry joined Timmy as coats were packed to ship to Israel


For More Information


Zemer Levav


Zemer Levav (Song of the Heart) was in concert Saturday, January 23rd at Beit Shofarot in Salisbury, NC.  Mark, Shimnit & Kerah Hanes ministered in an Israeli-styled worship expericence with song and dance while playing harp, guitar, oud, dumbek, djembe and tubano.  We've loved their music for years - what a wonderful opportunity to worship with them in person.


Shimnit and Kerah (age 22) write songs for the group and do the vocals
  Shimnit accompanies with the large harp, while Keran plays the guitar and smaller harp
Mark plays guitar, oud (pear-shaped middle eastern guitar and various percussion instruments



For More Information


February 2010


Purim Celebration


Esther & The Wonderful Kingdom of AZ


Beit Yeshua celebrated the Biblical Festival of Purim on Friday, February 26, 2010
in the Family Life Center of Covenant Bible Church
at 2168 Gastonia Hwy, Lincolnton, NC  28092


The evening consisted of Praise, Worship and Israeli Folk Dance,  a "Wizard of Oz" Purim Shpiel (Play),
prayer for Israel, food and fellowship.


Part of our festivities in celebrating Purim each year is to tell the story of Esther and how God used her to bring deliverance for her people, the Jews, from the evil Haman.  For the past eight years we've chosen to tell the story through a comedic Purim play or Shpiel.  This year's play was a "Wizard of Oz" parody entitled "Esther and the Wonderful Kingdom of AZ".  Rather than memorizing parts, Curtis leads those in attendance in an impromptu telling of the story.  Cast for the play are frequently chosen spontaneously and without any preparation, costumed, handed a script, and directed through the telling of the story.


The heroine in our story is a lovely Jewish orphan girl by the name of Dorothy-Esther Hadassah Mordechai.


It doesn't look like those size 2 "Ruby-Red Slippers" are gonna fit Esther!


Scarecrow:  "That way is a very nice way!"


Tin-Man, Cowardly Lion, Dorothy-Esther and Scarecrow


"Esther & the Wonderful Kingdom of AZ" Cast


To see more photos from the 2010 Purim Celebration, follow this LINK


March 2010


Jewish-Roots Series at Cornerstone Church, Maiden, NC

Pastor Jonathan Foster of Cornerstone Church in Maiden, NC, invited the leadership of Beit Yeshua to come and teach a 9-week series on the Jewish-Roots of our Christian Faith.  The series would ran from March to May, 2010 as part of their Sunday evening activities.

(Left to Right) Chuck, Doug, Paul & Curtis


The outline for the 9-week series:

Week 1 (March 7, 2010) led by Curtis: Israel - What scripture says about Israel and what our relationship, as Believers, should be with Israel & the Jews
Week 2 (March 14, 2010) led by Doug: The Messianic Church Arising; What the "early" church looked like
Week 3 (March 28, 2010) led by Doug: The Messianic Church Arising (continued)
Week 4 (April 11, 2010) led by Curtis:  The Biblical Feasts
Week 5 (April 18, 2010) led by Paul:  Shabbat - What is it?  Why observe it?
Week 6 (Mary 2, 2010) led by Curtis:  The Spring Feasts - Pesach (Passover), Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Shavuot (Pentecost)
Week 7 (May 16, 2010) led by Chuck:  The Fall Festivals - Rosh Hashanah (Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Atonement), Sukkot (Tabernacles)
Week 8 (May 23, 2010) led by Doug:  The Minor Feasts - Purim & Hanukkah
Week 9 (May 30, 2010) led by Paul & Chuck:  Shofars, Tallits, Menorahs, Mezuzahs, etc.

For More Information


Black Mountain Weekend at the Vision For Israel Lodge

Steve Martin of Vision For Israel invited the Executive Board of Beit Yeshua for a weekend at the Vision For Israel lodge in the Laurel Ridge Community of Black Mountain, NC.  The trip was originally scheduled for January 2010, but due to a snowy winter was rescheduled for March 12 - 14th.  Steve and his wife, Laurie, were joined by Curtis & Carolyn, Doug & Lynda and Paul & Susan. 

The log house was at the top of the Laurel Ridge Community mountain


(Left to Right) Carolyn, Laurie, Steve, Lynda, Doug, Susan & Paul


For More Information


Boone Beit Midrash, Boone, NC

On Saturday, March 27, 2010, ten of us from Beit Yeshua traveled to Boone, NC, to join friends Jim & Linda and meet the folks at Boone Beit Midrash.  As it turned out, that was the day they had chosen to celebrate the feast of Passover corporately.

(Left to Right)
Carolyn, Janice, Lynda, Curtis, Wane, Carolee, Paul, Susan, Doug and Chuck


(Left to Right) Jim, Travis, Stephanie & Linda


Boone Beit Midrash Leaders


For More Information


Jim & Linda's Marriage Vow Renewal

We've been so blessed to have gotten to know Jim & Linda over the past year.  Jim surprised Linda by providing an opportunity for them to renew their wedding vows at the beginning of the Boone Beit Midrash Passover Seder.  She had no idea what was happening even when she walked into the parlor at the First Baptist Church and saw the Chuppah.

Jim & LInda with their daughter, Stephanie, & son-in-law, Travis


For more photos from Jim & Linda's marriage vow renewal, follow this LINK


April 2010




Pesach/Passover is the largest activity that Beit Yeshua plans during the year. 

Beit Yeshua celebrated their 9th annual Pesach Seder on Friday, April 2, 2010, in the Family Life Center of Covenant Bible Church.  Registration for the 2010 Seder was 212 with some guests driving over two hours to join us, while many other traveled at least an hour. 

Nine low tables were set up for those wanting a more authentic feel to the Seder



Pastor Eric invited the students in his Old Testament classes at the
Lincolnton Campus of Gaston College


The Machol Dancers danced to the song "Watchman" by Paul Wilbur


A time of praise, worship and dance



The Seder begins


To see more photos from the 2010 Passover Seder, follow this LINK


Vision For Israel Conference


The 2010 Vision For Israel & The Joseph Storehouse Conference in Fort Mill, SC was April 23rd & 24th, 2010, at the Heritage International Conference Center in Fort Mill, South Carolina.  Barry Segal was in from Jerusalem for the event with a weekend of praise & worship and wonderful teaching.



The Vision For Israel Conference never disappoints!  It was awesome this year and truly gave us a view into the hear of God concerning Israel.  It also allowed us the opportunity to make new friends and visit with old ones.  Each year, the feeling of family, and connection to Vision For Israel becomes stronger.  I wish you all could have been there.  It gives us a broader view of what God is doing.




To see more photos from the 2010 Vision For Israel Conference, follow this LINK


An Evening Honoring Israel

Beit Yeshua invited family and friends to join them in celebrating Israel's 62 birthday at An Evening Honoring Israel on Friday, April 30, 2010 at the Family Life Center of Covenant Bible Church.

Shofarot are sounded as the evening begins


The Machol Dancers perform to the song "On Your Walls O Jerusalem" by Barry & Batya Segal



 Speakers for the evening included Doug from Beit Yeshua ...


... Curtis from Beit Yeshua


... Cathy from Highway to Zion


... and Steve from Vision For Israel and Love For His People


There were numerous displays concerning Israel and the Jewish people.

Prophetic Word Given by Indira to Beit Yeshua
at the end of the Evening Honoring Israel on 30 Apr 2010

She saw oil poured over Beit Yeshua leadership's head and feet.
There were flames of fire around their feet.  Don't despair.

She saw auditoriums and stadiums, state to state and country to country.
Connections to the body of Christ and Jewish Roots.

She saw a belt buckle with four corners which are connectors.
Electricity going through the connections like lightning.  This is the Lord's voice.

Beit Yeshua connecting people to people.
Get our paperwork in order because it will happen quickly.
The body is hungry and we will have what she needs.
Give the word to everyone.

Curtis get ready to duplicate yourself and oversee.

For more photos and information from this event, Click HERE

May 2010


Frank and Carol LaPorta from The Father's Heart Ministry, Haifa, ISRAEL

Frank & Carol LaPorta visited Beit Yeshua on Friday, May 7th, 2010 and ministered in the Erev Shabbat meeting.

The LaPortas serve in Israel through Carmel Assembly through "The Father's Heart" Ministry there.  Carmel Assembly reaches out to the community in many ways and has a Drug & Alcohol Rehab Center.  One of the LaPorta's areas of ministry is "Loaves & Fishes" where they take large hoagie-style sandwiches  to the needy.   Another area of ministry is called, "Abba's Arms", where they go and minister to mentally handicapped children in Haifa.  The third area of ministry for the LaPortas is working at the Ebenezer Home - a home for elderly Believers - some who are Holocaust Survivors.


Curtis with Frank and Carol LaPorta




For more photos and information from this event, Click HERE


Shavuot & the Tabernacle of God


Beit Yeshua gathered on Friday, May 17, 2010, to celebrate the Biblical Festival of Shavuot (Pentecost).  In the Original Covenant the laws of God were written on tables of stone.  In the New Covenant, God wrote His laws on the hearts of men.


The Family Life Center was decorated for Shavuot



Iline did a dramatic teaching about the Tabernacle of the Lord
... the materials used to make it
... the colors used
... and how we are to relate to it



For more photos and information from this event, Click HERE


Israeli Folk Dance - May


During our Israeli Folk Dance Class during the month of May, we continued to work of the
wonderful dance "Mi Ha Ish" (Who is the Man)


Working in lines to teach the three parts of the dance



For more photos and information from this event, Click HERE


Highway to Zion Assembly at Vision For Israel


Highway to Zion invited Beit Yeshua, to come and share an Evening Honoring Israel at the Highway to Zion assembly for the month of May.  The meeting was scheduled for Friday, May 21st, 2010, at the Vision For Israel offices and warehouse in Pineville, NC.


Cathy introduces Steve & Laurie who led praise & worship


Machol Dancers dance to the song "On Your Walls" by Barry & Batya Segal



The evening concludes with a time of teaching
Doug talks about what Scripture has to say about Israel


Curtis talks about the History of Modern Israel and her Scriptural borders


Paul closes with prayer for Israel


The group listens intently


For more photos and information from this event, Click HERE




July 2010


Love For His People


Our good friend Steve Martin announced in December 2009 that he would be leaving Vision For Israel on July 1, 2010 - completing 5 years with the Israeli Based humanitarian aid organization founded by Barry & Batya Segal, to lead "Love For His People Ministries, a new ministry based in Charlotte, NC.  Beit Yeshua is excited to be working with this wonderful new ministry. 


Steve in Israel in 2009


"Love For His People Ministries" (in Hebrew "Ahava le Amo") was established on November 23, 2009 to connect people who love Israel - so that together they can more effectively bless the people of Israel.  A primary focus of this "arm in arm" ministry will be to encourage, support and edify Messianic Believers in the Promised Land of Eretz Israel - including a special outreach to Messianic Ethiopian Jews.


Part of the Love For His People Board at the end of the afternoon


Check out the "Love For His People" website at


Or Contact Steve at


Erev Shabbat & Midrash

Beit Yeshua continued it Erev Shabbat meeting through the long "hot" North Carolina summer.  On Friday, July 23, 2010, Beit Yeshua met at Chuck & Janice's home for Erev Shabbat, Praise & Worship, Prayer, a Midrashic-style Bible study, and Oneg.  Doug leads our Midrash, serving as fascinator of the group discussion for the weekly portions.  It's definitely one of our favorite parts of our Erev Shabbat meetings.  There were 37 in attendance at this particular home meeting - a large crowd for a home group meeting.

Janice lights candles - setting apart the beginning of Shabbat -
Paul says blessing over the bread & wine


Doug fascinates the Midrash Torah discussion - what a wonderful gift to our fellowship


The group listens intently and actively participates in the discussion on the Torah portion
"Va'etchanan" from Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11, Isaiah 40:1-26, Acts 3 - 5


Vat'etchanan ("And he pleaded") includes:
* the described failed effort of Moses to God to let him enter the land
*the Ten Mitzvot/Commandments as stated by Moses
*the Sh'ma which proclaims the oneness of God
*the duty to love God, study His torah and teach it to the children
*The mitzvot of the tefillin and mezuzah
*Moses' prophetic warning of the exile and the eventual redemption of Israel


Acts 3:19-21  Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; and that He may send Yeshua the Messiah appointed for you, whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.


August 2010


Beit Shofarot's Torah Dedication


Beit Yeshua joined Beit Shofarot in China Grove/Landis, NC, on Saturday, August 7, 2010,
for Beit Shofarot's Torah Dedication service.


Everyone gathered outside as the 135-year-old Torah was removed from it's temporary Ark.
Rabbi Yossi carried the Torah for the 1st lap of 7 Aliyah around the building.


Curtis was invited to carry the Torah on one of the Aliyah ...


... as was Doug


Click Here to see Rabbi Yossi's explanation of the Torah


We moved into a period of praise, worship and dance

Andy carries the Torah


Curtis led dance while others sang and carried flags - & Wane carried the Torah


Click Here to see the video of the crowd dancing "Ma NaVu"
and Wane dancing with the Torah

(Video courtesy of Roger Wyatt at YouTube)


Doug shares from the weekly Torah Portion


Curtis was also one of the guest speakers at the Torah dedication service


Rabbi Yossi introduced keynote speaker Rabbi Scott Sekulow from Beth Adonia


The Machol Dancers danced to the song "Al Chomatayeech Yerushalem"
(On Your Walls O Jerusalem) by Barry & Batya Segal



Bill Cloud at Beit Shofarot


Beit Yeshua joined Beit Shofarot in China Grove, NC, on Saturday, August 21, 2010, for guest speaker Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries out of Cleveland, TN.  It was a wonderful morning of praise, worship, dance, Torah readings, a great teaching by Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries, and a time of Oneg (food and fellowship).


Doug & Chuck join the other men as shofarot are sounded to begin the service


Bill Cloud is recognized as one of the leading authorities on end-time events and the Hebraic study of Scripture and its relevance to the Believer.  Through Shoreshim Ministries, Bill and his family have launched an effort to reintroduce Christians to the Jewish Yeshua and to educate Believers in the roots of their faith.  Bill has appeared on TV with Perry Stone and Zola Levitt.

Bill did a wonderful teaching that talked about Satan's attacks from within

Adam failed to "shamar" (guard) the Garden of Eden - allowing Satan to enter and temp Eve


Bill Cloud's teaching at Beit Shofarot was awesome.
To hear the teaching, follow the links below:

(Each part is about 9 minutes long)

Bill Cloud Part 1 Bill Cloud Part 5
Bill Cloud Part 2 Bill Cloud Part 6
Bill Cloud Part 3 Bill Cloud Part 7
Bill Cloud Part 4 Bill Cloud Part 8



Highway to Zion Assembly with Warren Marcus


Highway to Zion welcomed Jewish Believer Warren Marcus as speaker for the August 27th assembly in Charlotte, NC.


Meeting Location:

The Meadows Clubhouse
4315 Simsbury Road
Charlotte, NC  28226


Beit Yeshua was there to participate, support & encourage.


Those with shofarot bring them to the front and sound them to open the meeting


Cathy welcomes everyone to the meeting


Steve and Laurie, of Love For His People, lead the group in a time of praise & worship


Curtis lead the group in Israeli Folk Dance


Curtis was asked to share with the group about the season of Teshuvah


Warren Marcus shares the message for the evening that also included his testimony



Warren Marcus' message from the evening is available on YouTube.
Click below to hear the various parts:

Part 1
Click Here
Part 6
Click Here
Part 2
Click Here
Part 7
Click Here
Part 3
Click Here
Part 8
Click Here
Part 4
Click Here
Part 9
Click Here
Part 5
Click Here



September 2010


Yom Teruah / Rosh Hashanah / the Feast of Trumpets


Beit Yeshua gathered on Friday, September 10th, to celebrate the Biblical Festival of Yom Teruah (the Day of the Awakening Blast), which is also called Rosh Hashanah.  The decision was made to move the 2010 Feast of Trumpets celebration back to Doug & Lynda's home.  There was around 35 in attendance.


Since Yom Teruah is the Feast of Trumpets, sounding shofarot is a big part of the celebration
and the only specific Biblical command for the festival

Many chose to dress in white for the festival celebration
symbolically showing holiness and wedding garments of white


Susan lit the festival candles
and Paul says blessings over the bread and wine


As the sun sets, the festival was celebrated with praise, worship, singing and dancing
as well as additional shofar sounding


Worshiping to the song "Show Me Your Face" by Paul Wilbur


As the evening progressed, everyone moved inside
where Doug led a midrash and deeper look at the festival of Yom Teruah


The evening ends as Chuck sounds the shofar




Yom Kippur / Day of Atonement


Beit Yeshua gathered together on Friday, September 17, 2010, to observe the Biblical Festival
of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. 


Janice lights the festival candles


Yom Kippur is the most solemn of all the holidays and is observed with fasting and prayer.  As we met together, we took the opportunity for individual repentance, followed by a season of prayer where we prayed for the church, the US, Israel and the Nations.


Doug talks about Yom Kippur and leads us in through he different areas of prayer


Sukkot / the Feast of Booths (Tabernacles)


Beit Yeshua gathered on Friday, September 24, 2010, to celebrate the Biblical festival of Sukkot - or the Feast of Tabernacles.  This was only our second year to move our festival celebration from the small home-group setting to the larger Family Life Center at Covenant Bible Church.  As with all the festivals that Beit Yeshua continues to present, the crowd continues to grow, and blessings to increase.  The Lord's presence was awesome.  It was wonderful to reconnect with old friends and to make some new ones, too, as we worshipped the Lord together and anticipated the 2nd coming of Messiah Yeshua.


The constructed and decorated sukkah for the festival


Sukkot is considered to be the most joyful of all the Biblical festivals.  We're commanded in scripture to "rejoice".  Beit Yeshua's Sukkot Celebration consisted of shofar sounding, lots of dancing, teaching, food and great fellowship - as we rejoiced before the Lord.


Shofarot are sounded to start the meeting


Everyone was invited to sing and dance "Hine Ma Tov" ("Behold How Good")


Susan says the blessing over the festival candles
Paul says blessings over the bread and wine


Dressed in costumes from "the Nations"
the lady Machol Dancers dance to the song "Peace of Jerusalem"



To see the video performance of the ladies dancing to the song
"Peace of Jerusalem"


The Machol Dancers prepared a special performance piece for Beit Yeshua's Sukkot Celebration
dancing to the song "We Speak to Nations"


"Hear the sound, the sound of the nations worshipping"
"Hear the sound, of sons and daughters singing"


"Who will go for us, Who will shout to the corners of the earth?""
That Christ is King"


"We speak to nations, be open"


"We speak to nations, fall on your knees"


"We speak to nations, the kingdom is coming near to you"
"We speak to nations, be broken, powers of darkness, you have to flee"
"We speak to nations, the kingdom is coming near to you"
"We speak to you - Be free - Be free"


"Hear the sound, the sound of the nations calling"
"Hear the sound, the sound of the fatherless crying"
"We will go for you, We will shout to the corners of the earth"
"That Christ is King"


"We speak to nations, be open"
"We speak to nations, fall on your knees"
"We speak to nations, the kingdom is coming near to you"
"We speak to strongholds, be broken"
"Powers of darkness, you have to flee"


"We speak to nation, the kingdom is coming near to you"
"We speak to you - Be free - Be free"


"Be free - Be free - Be free - Be free"
"Be Free"


To see the video performance of the last practice of the Machol Dancers
dancing to the song "We Speak to Nations"


Curtis shared scriptures from the Old Testament (Original Covenant) about the feast of Sukkot



There was a time of praise, worship and dance for all



Curtis shares the four species listed in scripture -
the palm, the myrtle, the willow and the citron
or "The Lulav & Etrog"



The fragrant citron (Etrog) was passed around for all to see and smell


Doug shared New Testament scriptures concerning Sukkot


Chuck shares about the Water Libation Ceremony at Sukkot
and prays for rain in Israel and the US


The evening ends with a time of Oneg - food and fellowship


... and a little extra dance - "Ashreinu"


To hear the song "Ashreinu"


To see the dance "Ashreinu"


October 2010


Shabbat With Jim & Linda


Jim & Linda invited Carolyn and Curtis up to spend the weekend with them near Grandfather Mountain, NC, on Friday, October 15, 2010.  We first met Jim & Linda when they attended Beit Yeshua's 2009 Pesach Seder. 


We shared an Erev Shabbat meal together


After dinner, a time of praise, worship and some Israeli folk dance ...


... and some fellowship


NC Mountain Sukkot


Carolyn & I had the privilege to meet some nice folks from the mountains of North Carolina as they've traveled to Lincolnton for our last two Israeli Folk Dance classes.  They informed us that they would be observing the festival of Sukkot from October 22 - 31 in Bostic, NC, and invited us to come by.  This Jewish-Roots group of Believers come from Marion, Nebo, Bostic, Boone and Connelly Springs, NC.  Carolyn & I went up on Saturday, October 23rd, and spent several hours fellowshipping, dancing and getting to know these new friends.  It was the perfect weekend to be in the mountains as the Autumn colors of the trees show their vibrant beauty.  Yahweh is a good God!


The theme of the festival is "Preparing the Camp of the Righteous".  They'll have morning classes starting at 10:00 am and will be centered around wilderness skills, foraging & wild edibles, cooking over a campfire, basic flour making (includes wild grains), acorn bread, survival kits, water filtration & purification, salve making and herbal medicines - as well as classes on shofar blowing, tzitzit tying, challah bread making and more.  Around 5:00 pm each day, they'll begin the Torah classes that will include, "Tithing - YHVH's Perfect Plan for Provision", "The Physics Behind End-Times Prophecies", "Misplaced Allegiance" and more.  Quiet time (out of courtesy to the neighbors) begins at 10:00 pm.  All meals are eaten on site and a great time will be had by all.  There's a time of evening dance and lulav in the driveway.

It was a great opportunity to spend additional time with new friends Philip, Cindy, Dylan, Azalea, Harold, Alice and Nancy.

Some of the tents set up by the group of about 25


Carolyn fellowships with some of the group


Curtis was invited to teach some dances
so he started off with Od Lo Ahavti Dai


Gaston College Seder


Pastor Eric Reel of Freedom Church in Lincolnton, NC, invited Beit Yeshua to do a Pesach Seder for the Old Testament class that Eric teaches at the Lincolnton Campus of Gaston College in Lincolnton, NC.  Doug, Paul & Curtis conducted a 50 minute mini-Seder on Wednesday, October 27, 2010.  Eric had talked with the class about Passover and he felt that the Seder would be a perfect conclusion.


Curtis shows Kayla how to light Pesach candles & do the blessing


Students watch attentively as shofarot are sounded by Paul, Doug & Eric


Parsley dipped in salt water recalls the tears shed by the Israelites
while slaves in Egypt


The first taste of Matza


Yeshua became the Passover lamb
It was the 3rd Cup of the Pesach Seder that He shared with His disciples
when He instituted "Communion"


November 2010


Marty Goetz Concert


Rabbi Yossi and Beit Shofarot invited Beit Yeshua to join them in hosting Messianic singer Marty Goetz in concert at Beit Shofarot in China Grove (Landis), NC, on Saturday, November 6, 2010.  As always, Marty delighted those in attendance with his singing, wit, personal stories and devotion to the Lord.  The Lord's presence was truly there as Marty sang, shofarot sounded, Israeli flags waved, prayers prayed and dancers danced.  What a blessing as at folks from a dozen or more congregations, groups and ministries came out to be involved.


Rabbi Yossi welcomed everyone and Curtis prayed as the evening began


Yossi introduced Marty and the worship began


Videos of Marty's performanced are on YouTube


Marty was born and raised Jewish
but eventually received Yeshua as his Messiah


Israeli flags wave as Marty leads the group in singing "Hatikvah"



Some additional sharing and an offering was received


Highway To Zion - November 2010 Assembly


It has been a tremendous blessing and privilege to see the Lord's hand at work as He brings together the various Messianic Congregations, Jewish-Roots Groups and Ministries over the past two years.  On Friday, November 12, 2010, Highway to Zion hosted an Assembly that also included Beit Yeshua, Beit Shofarot and Love For His People.


The Assembly was held at Christian Life Center, 7100 Alexander Rd., Charlotte, NC 28270.  A special thanks to Pastors Mark & Sharon Matthews.


The common group meetings have been a wonderful opportunity for us to grow closer with those from other congregations and groups. 


Cathy welcomed the crowd and shared a scripture


Click Here to see & hear Cathy sharing


Those with shofars were called to the front for the sounding of the shofarot


Susan lights Shabbat candles
Paul says blessings over the bread and wine


Steve and Laurie led everyone in a wonderful time of praise & worship


Curtis & Beit Yeshua led Israeli Folk Dance


Rabbi Yossi, Reyna, Avigdor (Will) and Brad led in some beautiful Messianic prayers & blessings
as well as a reading of the weekly Torah portion


Click Here to see & hear the Messianic liturgy, Part 1

Click Here to see & hear the Messianic liturgy, Part 2

Click Here to see & hear the Messianic liturgy, Part 3


Rabbi Yossi brought the 135-year-old Torah scroll from Beit Shofarot
 and led the group in a Torah parade complete with flags, dancing, and shofar sounding



The Torah Parade
Numerous people in the congregation
were given the opportunity to hold and even dance with the Torah scroll



Videos of the Torah Parade are on YouTube
and can be accessed through the following links

Click Here Torah Parade 1 Click Here Torah Parade 4
Click Here Torah Parade 2 Click Here Torah Parade 5
Click Here Torah Parade 3  

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Additional praise, worship & dance



Rabbi Yossi shared his testimony about how the Lord had directed his life to get him to
the place he is today and also about the six steps of worship



Rabbi Yossi's Message

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December 2010


Hanukkah With Beit Yeshua & Beit Shofarot

Beit Yeshua & Beit Shofarot gathered corporately on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at First Reformed Church in Landis, NC, to celebrate the Biblical festival of Hanukkah.  The evening started as Rabbi Yossi lit the Hanukkah menorah and proceeded to a time to praise, worship & dance.  An impromptu/spontaneous Hanukkah play gave folks from Beit Yeshua, Beit Shofarot & First Reformed Church an opportunity to learn the story of Hanukkah and how God brought deliverance to the Jewish people - culminating in the cleansing & rededicating of the Temple.


The crowd arrived and settled as the evening began


Rabbi Yossi lit the Hanukkiah


Praise, Worship & Israeli Folk Dance



As the Hanukkah play began, Curtis called each of the unsuspecting actors up
as Myrl & Janice costumed them on the spot


Nysa (Olivia), Laodice (Reyna), Attendant (Wane) and Antiochus (Will)


Saul (Chuck), Emet (Rabbi Yossi), James (Gideon), Judah (Sam) and Mattathias (Pastor Franks)



The entire Hanukkah Cast


Thanks to Susan for videoing the play


"Hanukkah O Hanukkah"

The video of the play is on YouTube
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