DIRECTIONS

 

SERVICE TIMES

Shabbat school 9:00 AM
Bible, Banter & Bagels!

Shabbat services 10:30 AM
Join us for our joyous Messianic Jewish services Saturday mornings as we celebrate the Messiah Yeshua.

Torah Talk 1:30 PM
Weekly Parsha study

All services are held at the synagogue

 

FAQ’s

Where are you located?

Our address is 50 Alberta Drive in Amherst, located just south of the NorthTown Plaza and Sheridan Drive, between Niagara Falls Boulevard and Baily Avenue.

What is a Messianic Jewish Synagogue?

By Messianic we mean that we are Jews and non-Jews who have accepted Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah and Savior of Israel and the nations.  We believe He sacrificed Himself to atone for our sins.

By Jewish we mean that we strive to live a Jewish lifestyle in our homes and congregation based first and foremost on biblical instruction and secondly on the traditions of our ancestors.  We have not abandoned our Jewish identity or cultural expression because of our faith in Messiah Yeshua.

By Synagogue we mean that we are a body of people from many different ethnic, social and religious backgrounds who have been brought together by our faith in the God of Abraham and are committed to one another.  It is our desire to be a spiritual, emotional and social support to one another.  We recognize that as a Jewish congregation we are a unique expression of the larger congregation of believers in the Messiah.

When are your services?

Service starts at 10:30 every Shabbat (Saturday) morning following our Shabbat class.

What are your services like?

Our Rabbi will open with a welcome and introduction followed by prayer for Israel, our country, and for our Shabbat together.

From there we move into our song service, a vibrant and upbeat time interspersing ancient traditional liturgies along with contemporary Messianic Jewish music.  Expressions of joy are reflected in dance and the uplifting of hands.

The song service gives way to the Rabbis weekly message, generally drawn from the weekly parsha (prescribed readings from the Torah).  The service concludes with the traditional Aaronic benediction followed by an opportunity for worshippers to freely express their prayers to God and to receive personal prayer.

On the first Shabbat of every month, we conduct a full Torah Service where we process and read from our Torah.

All are welcome to join with us after service for a celebratory Kiddush in our social hall!

What should I wear?

Anything you feel comfortable in, from nice jeans and a shirt to dresses or suits. We do ask that you please dress modestly, no tank tops or mini skirts. In the warmer months we discourage the wearing of pants which end above the knee. We have made kippot (head-coverings) available for the men to wear as a sign of respect for the sanctuary but it is not required.

We also ask that you do not wear any colognes or perfumes. We have congregation members that are highly allergic to these items. They have had to leave services in the past to avoid severe reactions.

What can I expect when I get there?

You will be greeted by one of our friendly ushers who will be only too glad to assist you in finding the cloakroom, restroom or nursery.  They would also like to provide you with a visitor packet so please identify yourself as a first time visitor.  This packet will give you valuable information on who we are and what we believe.  Should you have questions or need assistance of any kind, they are there to help.

What is there for my children?

We have several vetted volunteers that rotate hosting our children’s classes. Children from 6 to 12 are welcome to participate in our Shabbat Class, while there is a supervised nursery for the younger ones. Your children will be in a safe and secure environment so you can relax and enjoy our service.