The Moadim

Celebrating G-D's Appointed Times With Our Community

  • Pesach  (Passover), the Feast of Unleavened bread

    Leviticus 23:5-8


    The Hebrew word "Pesach" means "to spring, jump or pass over" something; hence the English name, Passover. This is a historical reference to G-D's deliverance of Israel from the bondage of Egypt as recorded in Exodus. Passover is rich in the symbolism of the Messiah's death, burial and resurrection.


    Passover clearly typifies redemption in a dramatic way. It is a holy day commemorating G-D's deliverance of Israel from the slavery of Egypt. Yet Passover also holds a greater prophetic picture of G-D's plan for world redemption.


    A structured order of service was developed into the Haggadah, a booklet that retells the history and significance of Passover. The Passover seder is a ceremonial dinner centered around reading the Haggadah.  Most Jewish communities outside Israel celebrate the seder the first two nights of Passover (the 15th and 16th of the Hebrew month of Nisan).


    The seder is the focal point of the celebration of Passover, yet it is an eight-day holy day. The Torah says we are to remove the leaven from our homes and eat matzah during this time.


    Click here to learn about Preparing Your Home For Passover: PreparingyourhomeforPassover.pdf


    Dates:

    Sunset of April 10 through nightfall of April 17, 2017


    No Work Days:

    Sunset of April 10 through nightfall of April 11 (1st Day)

    Sunset of April 16 through nightfall of April 17 (7th Day)


    Services:

    You are invited to attend our Community Seder on Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 pm.


    Our Community Yeast Feast will be on Tuesday, April 17th at 5:00 pm.

  • Shavuot

    Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai

    Leviticus 23:15-21


    The significance of this holy day, like most other Biblical festivals, can be largely understood by its name. In this passage the holy day is called Bikkurim (First Fruits), because it is a day of bringing first fruits as an offering to

    G-D.


    This holy day is better known by two other names. Jewish people know it as Shavuot (Weeks) because it occurs seven weeks after specific event (Deuteronomy 16:10). Greek-speaking Jews and many non-Jewish Christians called this day "Pentecost" (fiftieth) because it occurs fifty days after the given day (Leviticus 23:16). Shavuot is designated as a time of thanksgiving for the early harvest. G-D's faithfulness in providing the early wheat harvest increases hopefulness for an abundant fall harvest (Sukkot). Giving thanks for present provision leads to faith for future addition. What a wonderful G-D we have! He provides all our needs through His riches in glory in Messiah (Philippians 4:19)!


    Dates:

    Sunset of June 11 through nightfall of June 12, 2016


    No Work Days:

    Sunset of June 11 through nightfall of June 12, 2016


    Services:

    Erev Shavuot Service

    June 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Shavuot Oneg will be after the Erev Shavuot Service. 

    Customary to eat foods with Dairy and Cheese.


    Shavuot Service

    June 12, 2016 at 10:00 am




  • Rosh Hashanah

    Leviticus 23:23-25


    Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, "head of the year" or "first of the year." Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year.


    The purpose of this holy day is summed up in one word -- regathering. Since the fall holidays  call us to regather to a pure faith in G-D. Rosh Hashanah has come to represent the day of repentence. It is the day when the people of Israel take stock of their spiritual  condition and make the necessary changes to insure that the upcoming new year will be pleasing to G-D.


    The most noticeable custom is the shofar, the trumpet mentioned in the Biblical text. The shofar is sounded in the synagogue with four different notes: tekia (blast), shevarim (broken notes), teruah (alarm) and tekia gedolah (the great blast). These notes provide some spiritual lessons. Rabbis observed that the shofar was used in the ancient world to hail a king. So, too, at Rosh HaShanah, all Israel is said to appear before the King of Kings in anticipation of personal judgement. Also, often in the Bible the shofar was sounded to gather the troops together for battle (see Joshua 6). In this case, the shofar is our "wake-up call"; an alarm to call us to our appointed times.


    Dates:

    Sunset of October 2 through nightfall of October 3, 2016


    No Work Days:

    Sunset of October 2 through nightfall of October 3, 2016


    Services:

    Erev Rosh HaShanah Service

    October 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Customary to eat foods with Apples and Honey.


    Rosh HaShanah Service

    October 3, 2016 at 10:00 am

  • Yom kippur

     "...In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and you shall not do any work...For on that day he shall provide atonement for you to cleanse you from all your sins before the L-RD." -Levitiicus 16:29-30


    Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement, is the most holy of all the days in the Jewish Biblical calendar. It begins at sunset on Tishrei 10 in accordance with Leviticus 23:26-32. This the only day that the high priest could enter into the Holy of Holies of the Mishkan, later the Temple, to make atonement for himself and the nation of Israel. Now it is a day of fasting and prayer all in the hope that ones name will be written in the Book of Life for more year.


    Yeshua fulfilled the spiritual aspects of Yom Kippur when He went into the heavenly Holy of Holies with His own blood which He shed for the sins of the world. We have been forgiven and made clean once and for all by the blood of Yeshua, what bulls and goats could never do. It didn't just cover our sins; it took them away to be remembered no more. Now our names are written in the Lamb's Book of life.


    G-D gave these instructions: In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it (Leviticus 23:23-25). The day was not marked by any special events other than the blowing of the trumpets and the offering of sacrifices. The Hebrews always blew trumpets on the first day of each month, so everyone knew the new month had arrived. BUT, on the Feast of Trumpets, they blew them extra long and extra loud, and they blew them all day. The type of trumpet blown was the rams horn, the Hebrew word is Shofar. The shofar was blown in remembrance of the ram that was sacrificed in place of Isaac.


    To the Hebrews, the sound of the shofar represented both the voice of G-D, and the might of G-D in battle. They were blown to assemble the people to worship, to break camp, in order to move on, and as an alarm in the preparation of war. There was an ancient belief that the loud sound from the shofar deterred demons.


    As the Commander of the Army of G-D, and the Horn of our salvation, Yeshua has defeated the enemies of our soul. He overcame the adversary, and by His death and resurrection, He disarmed the evil powers of this world. The ULTIMATE fulfillment of the blowing of the shofar is the second coming of Yeshua HaMoshiach, which is described in Revelation 10. Yes, Yeshua the Messiah will crush all of His enemies, and rule His kingdom, which will never end.


    Dates:

    Sunset of October 11 through nightfall of October 12, 2016


    No Work Days:

    Sunset of October 11 through nightfall of October 12, 2016


    Services:

    Kol Nidre Service

    October 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm



    Yom Kippur Service

    October 12, 2016 at 10:00 am


  • Sukkot

    "...On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Sukkot, seven days for the L-RD." -Leviticus 23:34, Leviticus22:33-43; Numbers 29:12-16; Zechariah 14:1-21; Ecclesiastes 1:1-12:14; Revelation 21:1-4


    As we celebrate Sukkot we think about many things. It is a time for rejoicing as we acknowledge G-D's grace and provision. Sukkot is the fall harvest feast and is celebrated by remembering G-D's provision each year and by building Sukkot or tabernacles. Sukkot are temporary dwelling places to remind us that G-D delivered our people out of Egypt and led them across the wilderness to the Promised Land. Each year at this time Jewish people gather with the families unde their sukkot and spend time sleeping under the stars and looking at the handy work of G-D. As Messianic Believers, we celebrate by not only remembering the physical deliverance of the People of G-D from Egypt, but also remembering and celebrating the spiritual deliverance brought about because Yeshua came and tabernacled with His people. As a result of Yeshua's coming, there has been a great harvest of both Jewish and non-Jewish Believers as the Kingdom of G-D expands year after year.


    Dates:

    Sunset of October 16 through nightfall of October 23, 2016


    No Work Days:

    Sunset of October 16 through nightfall of October 17



    Services:


    Erev Sukkot Service

    October 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm


    SukkahFest

    October 21 - 23, 2016


  • shemini atzeret/simchat torah service

    "...On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Sukkot, seven day for the L-RD...on the eighth day, there shall be a holy convocation for you." Leviticus 23:34


    Dates:

    Shemini Atzeret: Sunset of October 23 through nightfall of October 24, 2016

    Simchat Torah: Sunset of October 24 through nightfall of October 25, 2016


    No Work Days:

    Sunset of October 23 through nightfall of October 24



    Services:

    Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Service

    October 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm