The Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council (MJRC) was formally established in May 2006. It consists of a group of ordained Messianic Jewish Rabbis and associated leaders who share a common vision for Messianic Jewish practice rooted in Torah, instructed by Tradition, and faithful to Messiah Yeshua in the twenty-first century.
The MJRC had its beginnings five years earlier. At that time a set of Messianic Jewish leaders from New England invited some of their colleagues from outside the region to join them in working on a common set of halakhic standards for themselves and their congregations.
by Rabbi Nathan Joiner
Every year, Jewish teens fly in from around the country to our serene camp location in the Northeast. In addition to lively daily services, lessons, and campfire discussions, we play sports, paintball, balance on high ropes courses, and careen through the air on zip lines. But it’s not all crazy activities; we also host drama competitions, improv workshops, and a talent show. To top it all off, we set out on a 2-night hiking or canoe trip to experience community and G-d in the wilderness.
by Rabbi Jason Forbes
Liturgical worship must employ the art of blending kevah with kavvanah, a pairing of order and holy intention. Our worship spaces must be holy spaces where we all pray in unity, yet have the ability to let our intention, orkavvanah, be led by divine inspiration. This is why it has been important in our community to have a siddur prayerbook in everyone’s hand. We follow our service together, but we each have the opportunity to stop and dwell on each thought as we are inspired. Some passages affect us differently week to week. Communal prayer is made more powerful by individuals praying in unity, but not identically.