Worship and Torah Service:

Saturdays @ 10:00 am
9898 West 95th Street
Overland Park, Kansas
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"Davidic" Worship and Praise

Davidic worship and praise is one of the distinguishing traits of the Messianic Movement. It is a return to our Jewish roots in praising G-d, like Miriam the sister of Moshe did, and was part of ancient Jewish worship (Psalm 149:3). It is a cultural and spiritual expression of our faith in the Jewish Messiah. “Davidic” Worship and Praise goes back to the style, principles and guidelines and pattern that King David was shown by the L-rd (II Chr. 28:11-13) and that he established in the Temple nearly 3,000 years ago.

This type of praise and worship involves numerous musical instruments, singing, Hebraic style music, psalms, lifting up of hands, chanting, clapping of hands, processions and is also characterized by great joy. Probably the most unusual characteristic of “Davidic” Worship and Praise is dancing to the L-rd in community. Besides individual salvation, we are walking out a covenant G-d made with the people of Israel. As the song says, “Am Yisrael Chai!” the people of Israel live! Therefore we dance in circles and lines, with hands united in love and servanthood.

Dance Classes

Beginner's Davidic Dance Class

Each Shabbat morning during the worship time, we have a special dance circle where beginners can learn, practice and worship.  Ages 7 and up are welcome.  We pick only beginner type dances to go with the worship music.  We are located in the foyer, outside the sanctuary where beginners can feel comfortable learning but at the same time not be so noticeable to the whole congregation.  Dancers participate in this form of learning, in preparation for the intermediate Davidic dance class.

Intermediate Davidic Dance Class

This class meets every Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in the sanctuary of our synagogue.  More advanced or complicated dances are taught.  The intermediate dance class is also a practice session and pre-requisite for participants in the front dance circle for the Saturday Shabbat worship services.  To inquire about dance practice sessions please contact Dance Director.

Dance Circles

We have two worship dance circles during our worship services, one in the front corner and one in the designated dance area in our foyer. Please refer to our dance directives to see which circle you would fit into best and for our other dance policies.  Contact Dance Director.

MaNavu Blessing for Dancers

Because there is spiritual warfare involved with the praise and joy of the Davidic dance, we believe that a special blessing for those who participate in the worship dance is in order. There are several scriptures which make reference to the feet of those who serve Adonai. (see blessing)

Two Easy Dances: The Hora and Kibbutz Dance

The Hora dance is popular at Jewish weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and is quite easy to learn. The Kibbutz dance has more steps, but is also considered a beginner dance. (more) 

Beginner Dance Notations

Click on each dance below to get the notations on dance steps.

  1. Abba Father
  2. Biyameem
  3. Clap Your Hands
  4. Days of Elijah
  5. Hallelu
  6. He Is My Defense
  7. He Shall Reign
  8. Hinei Ma Tov
  9. It Is Good
  10. Klezmer
  11. Lamb of G-d
  12. Largo Dance
  13. Lo Ahavti Dai
  14. Ma Navu
  15. Mayim, Mayim
  16. Miserlu
  17. No Weapon
  18. Od Avinu Chai
  19. Psalm 30
  20. Schlep Dance
  21. Trees of the Field
  22. Wave Offering
  23. We Will Dance
  24. Yeshua Waltz

Tithes and offerings can be given through the Donate button below or mailing checks to P.O. Box 12503, Overland Park, KS 66282.  

About Or HaOlam


Or HaOlam teaches Jewish life in the Messiah of Israel. We are part of a world-wide movement of Jewish Congregations and people of all ethnic groups who follow Yeshua (Jesus) in the context of Jewish lifestyle and identity. We meet weekly every Saturday morning at 10 am.


The Vision of Or HaOlam:

Working to bring Jewish people, and those grafted in, to their covenantal identity in Messiah.  Implies: 1.) Salvation through the Atonement of the Messiah; personal faith in the atoning death and resurrection of Yeshua; it's all about the King  2.) Covenantal identity of Jewish people, not replacement  3.) Restoration to Torah lifestyle  4.) Restoration/survival of the nation of Israel. (Covenantal identity, so Jewish believers don't assimilate.  Romans 11:15 "For if their casting Yeshua aside means reconciliation for the world, what will their accepting him mean?  It will be life from the dead!)

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Or HaOlam Messianic Synagogue is an affiliate of the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations & Synagogues and a member of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America.     MJAA