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6304 Belt Line Rd, Dallas TX 75254
The Children’s Jewish Studies class is designed for children who desire to become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah by fulfilling the mitzvah of making Aliyah to the Torah. Children may begin their studies by enrolling in the program. There are a total of eight (8) courses required to complete the B’nei Mitzvah Program. The student will complete four semester of Hebrew and four semesters of Jewish Studies.
New student enrollment is contingent upon meeting all criteria for participation. All new and continuing students must attend the B’nei Mitzvah Program orientation in order to register their child for the next Jewish Studies Courses. (Students who do not have a desire to make Aliyah to the Torah may still enroll in Hebrew School at age 9 and the Jewish Studies Course at age 10 1/2.)
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah student needs should be well informed as to G-d’s word concerning His plan and purpose for all creation. Creation was no accident. A personal, caring G-d created the universe. It is of greater importance that they know it was G-d who “created all things by Yeshua the Messiah”(Ephesians 3:9); and further, that “all things were created by Him, and for Him,” (Colossians 1:16) and that “of Him, and through Him, and to Him are all things” (Romans 11:36). This course places creation in “living connection” with our Messiah, Yeshua. Through this unit, students will gain a foundation in G-d’s word concerning His creation that will equip them to defend their faith for “through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of G-d” and present the good news to non-believers (Messianic Jews 11:3).“But in your hearts set apart Messiah as L-rd. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” (Kefa – Aleph 3:15).
Jewish History 1 – Biblical History of the Jewish People, Adam to Messiah. As the Bar/Bat Mitzvah student studies the Biblical history of how G-d has dealt redemptively with the Jewish people, he/she will gain insight into the plans and purposes of G-d for his/her life. The student will not only gain an appreciation of the Jewish roots of the Messianic faith, but they will develop their identity in Messiah Yeshua.
Jewish History 2 – Modern History of the Jewish People, Overview from 70 C.E. to the establishment of the State of Israel. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah student will learn the modern history of the land of Israel including: the birth of Zionism, the waves of Aliyah, the Holocaust, the founding of the State of Israel, and the profiles of those who shaped Israeli history. It is our prayer that a love for Israel, (ahavat Tzion), will be cultivated in the heart of the student as they discover the importance of Israel to Jews around the world as a symbol, a refuge, and a homeland.
Messiah Mitzvot – “How G-d anointed Yeshua from Natzeret with the Ruach HaKodesh and with power, and how Yeshua went about doing good and healing all the people who were oppressed by the Adversary, because G-d was with Him.” (Acts 10:38) Students will study the life of Yeshua and how to put their faith in to action as they reach out to the community with deeds of kindness. The Messianic expression of Tzdakah, Sh’mirat Halashon, Kibbud Av’Va’em, and Bikkur Cholim are some of the mitzvot that will be explored. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah student is expected to do a Mitzvah project as a part of this process to learn that faith in Yeshua is not just about worshiping in a synagogue, but about how they live they lives everyday.