Shabbat Classes
Summer Quarter 2017
(July 8th to September 16th)


The New Kosher!

A Biblical and Scientific Approach to the Values, Ethics, and Sanctity of Food

Instructor:  Pastor Mark McLellan

Description:  Finally a class that approaches the biblical and scientific significance of something that is essential for every human being – Eating!  Most of us in America see no real relationship between what we eat and how it impacts the world around us including our own lives.  What we ingest will either foster life in us and around us or release death in us and around us.  Yes – what you qualify as food has reverberations both physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  The question for each of us is:  Are you eating to live or are you eating to die? If you are not quite sure, this class is for you!

Come and join us if you want to discover what God qualifies as food and how it can release life in you and through you to the world you live in.  We will look at food from a scientific and biblical paradigm answering questions related to physical health, our environment, and our spiritual fulfillment.  You will discover that “Ha Motze” (the delivery system) is sacred and designed to bless you if you respect and bless it!  Hope to see you soon!

Required Texts: 

1.     Eat to Live By Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D. - $13.00
2.    Holy Cow By Best Selling Author Hope Egan $17.00
     Texts are available for a non-tax deductable donation


Weekly Torah Portion

Instructor: Dr. Randy Craig

Yeshua said that “Man should not live by bread only, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness (II Tim. 3:16).  When these words were spoken, the scriptures that they referred to were the Hebrew Scriptures, the TANAK, the foundation of which is the Torah.  The Torah is frequently quoted in the apostolic scriptures, New Testament, and, in fact, serves as the foundation of a very large percentage of what were have learned in our journey through the traditional western church. We will be studying the weekly portions that correlate with the Torah Portion that we read in our Shabbat Service.  Our goal is to study to show ourselves approved unto God, rightly dividing the Word of Truth (II Tim 2:15).  Please come join us for this important study of the foundation of our faith.

Text: The Bible (the weekly Torah portion). A Torah reading cycle can be acquired in the office.


Leadership Dance Class

Instructor: Jessica Craig

The purpose of this class is to build up and prepare leaders for positions in dance, such as dance leader, dance head, and dance choreographer. This class will cover the technical aspects of dancing, as well as the skills needed to successfully lead Dance. Topics of training will include but are not limited to:

•    collaboration in leadership
•    the use of authority and submission to authority
•    and the most important - relationship with Christ

•    dealing with difficult conversations
•    the need for feedback
•    humility

Membership is required in order to be in leadership. Required Courses include Congregation Dance and Shabbat Dance (please see dance director for exceptions to course requirements).


Children’s Group (ages 3 through 11)

Instructor:  Children’s Ministry Director, Laurie Flynn

This class will focus on biblically based lessons that utilize movies, crafts, activity sheets, etc. to teach the lesson at hand. This quarter we will be working on developing leadership skills, hearts of service, and friendships. The children will be playing games and activities that teach biblical principles and problem solving skills.  Each child will get an opportunity to develop their leadership potential by planning and teaching their piers during this time of fellowship. The children get to pick who is going to teach the following week. A snack will be provided during class time. Please let the instructor know if your child has any food allergies or other dietary restrictions.

Nursery (6month - 36months)

Nusery Head: MJ Bishop

The Nursery is available at 11:45am

Parents must remain on the premises.