The Launch of the DFW Messianic Jewish Community Jewish Center (MJCC)
What a great first organizational meeting we had February 11th. We are looking forward to many more coming on March 18th at 7:00 p.m. We will celebrate Havdalah first. As a teaching facility, one of the things that we like to do is have someone that is just learning, do the different things such as lead in the Havdalah service. Timothy Thap did an excellent job leading the Havdallah service this past Shabbat. We will have another person do the honors for the next meeting. If you are planning on coming and would like this honor, please let Phyllis Williams know.
We continue to desire to have the participation of all the congregations in the DFW area. You and your congregation can help in three ways.
1) Prayer Support,
2) input and
3) ongoing Financial support.
We are seeking people from Messianic congregations and churches with a love for Isreal in the DFW area to be a part of this great venture so your voice can be heard. We would like to hear from the community of the kinds of things that you want like to see here at the MJCC. Let us hear from you on:
1. How can this MJCC help YOUR congregation?
2. What do you need from us?
3. What kind of programs can we provide that would be helpful to your congregation?
The following are things that we already provide:
Hebrew classes on several levels,
Davidic dance on several levels,
Craft Resource Room
We are building a board to run the MJCC. Along with everyone’s participation we are looking for people who want to be part of our board. If you are interested or want more information please contact Phyllis Williams (contact info below). The first meeting for this board will take place Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m at the Center.
The MJCC will have its own website page and facebook page but will be able to be gotten to from Tehilla’s home page just as the Judaica store is now. We are currently working on that website. It will be “DFW-MJCC.org” We will let you know as soon as it is up and ready.
Following are some of the things that we discussed adding to the the calendar for the MJCC.
We will be adding Israeli Dance which will be taught by Lynn Davis on Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The date of the first class is forthcoming and will begin after spring break.
We will be doing Meal of Messiah – April 16, 2017. More to come on that later
We will be doing March of Remembrance for Tarrant County in Arlington – April 23, 2017
We do have Community Wide Shabbat Dinners the third Friday evening of the month. Following is the schedule for the next 6 months
March 17, 2017
April 21, 2017
May 19, 2017
June 16, 2017
July 21, 2017
August 18, 2017
Tambourine Classes are the 3rd Tuesday of every Month – Following is the schedule for the next 6 months.
March 21, 2017
April 18, 2017
May 16, 2017
June 20, 2017
July 18, 2017
August 15, 2017
Other things discussed were:
Vacation Torah School this summer for the children
Shabbat School Teacher Training
Parents night out
Community Carnival for the Children – maybe for Purim next year Having a food pantry Renting out our space for such things as a Bris since some Moil’s may not go to a Messianic synagogue, or for other special events that small congregations might need.
Having a food pantry
Having a list of all the Messianic congregations in the area to give to those that want to know where to go. We would like to have a little bit of information about each congregation to share on this list such as phone number, address, day and times of services, contact person
Classes to include:
Meaning behind Shabbat, it’s symbols
How to live a Messianic Lifestyle
IN OTHER NEWS
Our Judaica Store is doing fairly well for not being a store front. Only people that get our emails or that come to our concerts know that we are here. . . Pass the word along. In case you didn’t know, 100% of the profit goes for supporting the MJCC . We do not have any paid employees and this time and are looking for volunteers to help out in the Judaica store. Almost all of our Judaica comes from Israel and local artists that make Judaica items.. So, when you purchase from our Judaica store you are helping to support Israel.
In NEED of financial assistance for March and back Rent.
Praise Abba we were able to make the rent for February. However, we are still in need of $23500 to pay back rent that we had to let go over the 2016 and we are trying to add $100.00 – 200.00 each month to our rent to make up for it until it is paid. That is the agreement that we made with the Landlord. He has been very gracious with us. Any amount that you could bless this ministry with would be helpful. We are looking for monthly financial partners. It is really difficult to make a budget when we never have any idea what is going to come in on a monthly basis.
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