A messianic synagogue is one which affirms messiahship of Yeshua (Jesus of Nazareth).
At Beit HaShofar, we gather for Torah (“instruction”), avodah (“worship”), and gemilut hasadim (“deeds of lovingkindness”). In this way, we are very much like congregations you would find in any Jewish community. And like any synagogue, we are a “Bet Knesset”, a place where the congregation assembles and addresses community needs, a “Bet Tefillah”, a place where we pray together, and a “Bet Midrash”, where we study our heritage and transmit it to the next generation.
Those who have visited or participated in the wider Jewish community find much that is familiar at Beit HaShofar— our liturgy, our ritual, and our festival observances. Beit HaShofar provides a genuine synagogue atmosphere for the messianic community.
As a messianic synagogue, we affirm our confidence that Yeshua of Nazareth is the Messiah promised in the Tenakh (commonly called the “Old Testament”), and our acceptance of the New Covenant Scriptures in addition to the Tenakh as G-d’s revelation to Israel and the nations.