Simchat Yeledim

Children & Youth


Simchat Yisrael’s

Men’s Chaverah

Simchat Yisrael’s




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Shabbat School

Our Children are the future. It is our responsibility to teach them, nurture them, and grow them up knowing who they are as Messianic Jews. Our goal is to raise Jewish children who can move freely in the Jewish community, knowing their Messiah intimately.

We have a nursery for the youngest among us. For children ages 4 to 12, our Shabbat School classes teach Torah, the teachings of our Messiah, Jewish history, culture, Hebrew language, liturgy and texts, The lessons are designed and administered to provide an exciting hands on experience.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training

Our children begin their Bar/Bat Mitzvah 
training from the age of 12. They’re taught to chant the Torah with the cantor, and study Jewish history with the Rabbi. B’nai Mitzvah is an important accomplishment in lives of every Jewish teen and is celebrated with passion at Simchat Yisrael.

Junior Congregation

Why Do Our Youth Enjoy Junior Congregation?

This special time of worship is geared toward the younger members of our synagogue. New sounds and melodies are given to time honored prayers. Youth of all ages are part of this special celebration. The junior congregation leader assisted by teens create an environment conducive to making real worship accessible to our younger constituency.

Our goal is to get our youth used to worship in an intimate way at a young age. To teach them the liturgy of the Jewish people and allow them to make it their own.

Junior Congregation meets at least once per month and is open to youth 4 yrs old through teen. Our youth look forward to this time of independence. As parents we want our children to value what we value. Junior congregation is a great vehicle to help all parents achieve that goal. We want our children to grow up and truly be part of the worship service. We look forward to seeing your young person at Junior Congregation.

L A U N C H Teen Program

Our Vision:

To create an environment where our teens can be taught, prepared, and enabled to enter an adult Messianic Jewish relationship with G-d, thus creating the next generation of Messianic Jewish believers and followers of Messiah.

Simchat Yisrael believes that children are the most valuable resource that any faith community has. So often, parents do their best to supply a good education for their children. They make sure they learn how to read, write, and excel in all areas of academics. Too often, that is where the educational process ends. We need to impart our knowledge of G-d to them in addition to the academics in order to give them the greatest advantages in life. Simchat Yisrael recognizes that teenagers strive to be recognized as adults and in order to help them accomplish this, they must be well equipped for whatever life has to offer them.

Simchat Yisrael’s goal is to impart the faith and traditions of our people to the next generation. We have chosen to create an environment where our teens can put their faith into action. Our teens fast, pray and study the Tenakh. They help the community through food drives, clothing give always, and other social endeavors. They become people who not only believe in G-d but who act on their beliefs. They become people who make our community a better place.

L.A.U.N.C.H is also a place where friendships are nurtured and good times are had. During our meetings we have great food and fantastic ice-breakers. Our teens love to attend L.AU.N.C.H and look forward to the weekly meetings. Life is not simply about learning, it is about living. Our teens have a great appreciation of life and all the blessings that G-d has created.

If you would like to be part of L.A.U.N.C.H please call or e-mail our synagogue.
Phone 203-932-9929 or e-mail

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One of the primary goals of Messianic Jewish life is to fully realize our potentials as spiritual men.

Men conformed into the image of our Messiah Yeshua. We realize that G-d, through His Spirit, is shaping us into Yeshua’s image. But we also recognize that we ourselves play a vital role in realizing G-d’s image in ourselves. To that end we must learn to use the spiritual disciplines (Hanhagot) in ways which will aid G-d’s Spirit in producing in each of us the “Imageo Dei” (The image of G-d).To aid the men of Simchat Yisrael in reaching this goal we have formed this fellowship. Meeting once a month, its objective is:

To Partner With One Another In Becoming Mature Men Of G-D.

Eccl 4:9-12 – Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.

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The Simchat Yisrael Sisterhood assists Simchat women in maturing their walk with Messiah through a Messianic Jewish lifestyle.

We recognize that Yeshua is the fullness of Torah, and that the Torah is the expression of G-d’s covenant with the Jewish people. The Sisterhood seeks to empower women to love and serve the L-rd, their families and the community by knowing the hope of their calling and by living in the victory of Messiah Yeshua.

The Sisterhood holds bimonthly meetings which focus on teaching various aspects of our faith. The Sisterhood also sponsors fund raising events and hands on ministry work in the community. We also like to have fun! So we plan all sorts of trips, sock hops and all sorts of stuff the ladies just LUV!!!.

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The Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council (MJRC)

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. While other areas of Messianic Jewish life are of profound importance, such as worship, ethics, education, and social concern, we believed that halakhic standards had received far less attention than their place in Messianic Jewish life warranted.

The Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC)

The UMJC is the oldest and broadest affiliation of congregations serving the Jewish movement for Yeshua as Messiah and Lord, serving congregations that are committed to Yeshua and connected with Jewish life and identity. At our founding in 1979, we listed five organizational objectives:

  • To further the initiation, establishment, and growth of Messianic Jewish Congregations worldwide.
  • To be a voice for Messianic Jewish Congregations and Messianic Judaism worldwide.
  • To provide a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to Messianic Judaism and Messianic Jewish Congregations.
  • To aid in the causes of our Jewish people worldwide, especially in Israel.
  • To support the training of Messianic Leaders.


Chevra means friendship. Our goal is to help our people in their time of need.

As people in the west began to hear of our work, they began to help by sending food, clothing and medicine. Most of this help came from people in England, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland. As quickly as aid came in, the amount of people that approached us for help also increased.

Eventually, people in the United States and Canada began to send help, and others became part of the group of workers. We are actively involved in many countries, and go by different names in each country, as laws regarding humanitarian organizations vary from country to country.

Chevra is the American entity for our international effort. Some countries are “giving countries” while others are “receiving countries.” We have been so blessed and are so rich in North America and we have the ability to do much to alleviate the suffering and needs of others. Chevra’s work is a way people can make a real difference in the lives of many people in need.

First Fruits of Zion


First Fruits of Zion is a Messianic Jewish ministry that focuses on Bible study and education.

First Fruits of Zion was founded by Boaz Michael in 1994 when he and his family immigrated to Israel.

We are a part of a prophetic movement of God in which his spirit is returning his people to a proper biblical foundation rooted in Torah, Israel, and the Messiah. We specialize in the study and teaching of Scripture from its historical, linguistic, and cultural context. We use the latest scholarship, ancient Jewish sources, and extra-biblical literature to present a Messianic Jewish reading of the Bible and early Jewish-Christianity. We are guided by sound scholarship and driven by a heart for the restoration of the body of Messiah.

Messianic Jewish Theological Institute (MJTI)

Teaching and living a vision of Jewish life renewed in Yeshua!

Messianic Jewish Theological Institute (MJTI) seeks to be

  • a prophetic sign of Israel’s destiny by exemplifying and advancing Jewish life renewed in Yeshua;
  • a Messianic Jewish school rooted in a contemporary Jewish experience of Yeshua and a Messianic interpretation of Judaism;
  • a vision center for the Messianic Jewish community;
  • a dialogue center for theological encounter between faithful Christians and Jews; and
  • an international learning community born in the Diaspora but oriented to Israel.
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