Messianic Judaism refers primarily to Jewish believers in Jesus who continue to practice Judaism. Some people who attend Kehilat Yeshua are not Jewish, but they practice Messianic Judaism in imitation of Jesus. We are part of the larger Messianic Jewish movement of Jews and Gentiles worshiping together, and welcome everyone.
- During Torah Study, we have children's classes available for ages 5-12. They learn about God and his Word, and also study Hebrew. There is no nursery available during this time.
- During Service, we have a nursery available for children 4 and under. Children 5 and older stay in service with their parents, and we provide coloring sheets and crayons to help occupy their hands.
- During Oneg, we do not provide children's care. The nursery is open for anyone to play in, but is not supervised. Parents are expected to supervise their children during this time.
- Men are welcome but not required to wear a kippah or hat as a sign of respect and a reminder of submission to Hashem's authority. Men are also welcome to wear a tallit during prayers and tzitzit on a four-cornered garment.
- Women are also welcome but not required to cover their heads in a feminine fashion. Women sometimes cover their heads to show submission to God's design of authority over her. A woman's head covering is an outward symbol of celebration of God's design.
As a congregation, we have two major affiliations. We are proud to be part of the greater community of believers, both in Christianity and Messianic Judaism.
We are a part of the Foursquare denomination. We understand that some may be thrown off by our connection with the greater church and have written an article explaining why here: Our Relationship with the Greater Church. Mark is licensed through the Foursquare and as such is able to officiate weddings and funerals, etc. And as a part of Foursquare we are a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.
We are also a congregational member of The International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS). The IAMCS is a subsidiary of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA). The MJAA, founded in 1915, is the largest association of Messianic Jews and non-Jewish believers in Yeshua in the world.