Or HaOlam Education
Education Department Philosophy - There are numerous injunctions in Scripture which command us to teach Torah. None is more imperative than the commission given to followers of Yeshua HaMashiakh upon His exit from the earth to sit down at The Father’s right hand (Mk 16:19). “Therefore, go and make people from all nations into talmidim, immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Ruach HaKodesh, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember! I will be with you always, yes, even until the end of the age." CJB (see also Mt 28:19-20)
Nursery and Preschool Class (ages 0-4) - Please sign-up all young children before Shabbat Service with one of the nursery/preschool volunteers who greet parents with young children at the door (look for the person with the blue clipboard in hand). Nursery workers devote their time with caring for the children (ages 0-2) and teaching the older children (ages 3-4) how to worship through reading and other activities.
Young Children (Ages 5-8) - After graduation from the PreSchool program, the children are promoted to the next phase of teaching. The class meets during the time of the sermon. The teachings focus on stories from Torah appropriate to this particular age group.
Children (Ages 9-11) - This class meets during the sermon, and follows a curriculum for children in a Messianic home. Jewish family life, living a Jewish life in Messiah, learning more about the festival are the main ideas. Prepares them for making decisions about Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation with the Rabbi.
B’nai Mitzvah/Preparation for Young Adulthood (Age 11-13) - In order to transition our children from childhood to adulthood, we focus on activities which promote them from being a receiver to a giver within the kehilat. We provide the basics for reading Hebrew, reciting the blessings upon reading Torah/Haftorah/Brit Khadasha, preparing their first drash, and how to dress the Torah. This class will lead to a promotion within the life of the congregation and may be taken concurrently with formal training with the Rabbi for Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We also discuss Torah application to the life choices teenagers will be forced to make.
OHYA Youth Program - OHYA is the acronym for "Or HaOlam Young Adults". Or HaOlam Young Adults, in their teens, meet weekly at Or HaOlam, either during service or just after. Their purpose is fellowship, study of the scripture, and worship of Yeshua.
Various classes are offered from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Shabbat Afternoon.
Yeshiva (Messianic Leadership and Mentoring Institute) - Training specifically for preparation for the Messianic Jewish Rabbi ordination requirements of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America and the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues.
Torah Parsha Study - We meet from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on alternating Shabbat afternoons for an in-depth study of the Torah Parasha [portion of the week] using linguistic and scholarly and Spirit resources to apply the Word to our hearts and lives.
Torah Service CD’s - Copies of the Drash & Message (no music), are available for a requested donation of $2.00. Because of copyright restrictions, we are unable to reproduce ANY of the worship service songs or liturgy.
We believe that G-d has bestowed upon everyone a special gifting. Knowing what your gifting is can enhance your walk with Yeshua and your service for Him as you operate in your spiritual gifts. If you are not sure what your gifting is, we encourage you to take a spiritual gifts survey which can guide you in determining your gifting. Take the Spiritual Gifts Survey