Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ron Goldberg Again!!!

I never get tired of having Rabbi Ron Goldberg in the studio with me! He has a heart for the Lord, and amazing testimony, and he's just a really good person and fun to be with!  Today we talked about the difference between covenant and contract, about the authenticity of the Bible, and we reviewed his testimony. Because he knew the Word so well, when his parents sent him to deprogrammers, he held firm to the faith and was not swayed.

You'll also enjoy wonderful music from Deborah Kline and Vince Iantorno, Miqedem, Beckah Shae, Jonathan Settel, and the Schleps!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Shmuel Birnbaum Interview

Today's show features music from Greg Silverman, Miqedem, Barry & Batya Segal, Marty Goetz and Elana Watson.

Hear all bout this nice Jewish boy who grew up in Brooklyn and found his Messiah!   God pulled him up from despair and saved him from death - physically and spiritually!

You will be encouraged and delighted.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Melissa David Interview

Wow, today's show was AWESOME!  Dan and Melissa David have a new CD, "Draw Me Close."   I featured lots of their music and shared a pre-recorded interview with Melissa.

Here's a little bit about her:  

From her early childhood, Melissa demonstrated a gift for music, including a keen musical ear (being able to reproduce melodies she heard at an early age). She began playing the piano at age five and composing her own simple songs not long after. Melissa won first prize in several music festivals she entered as a child in British Columbia. She continued her musical studies with the Royal Conservatory of Music, later completing a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory, History and Composition from the University of Lethbridge — graduating with Great Distinction in 2002.
During the final year of her Bachelor of Arts degree, Melissa was actively preparing a portfolio for graduate studies in academic music at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. However, she abandoned this pursuit after what can only be described as a supernatural moment of hearing from the Lord. She heard Him clearly direct that she was not to pursue her doctorate, but that she was to wait on Him for the tasks he would have ahead for her. She felt that she was to use her music to glorify Him, and to bring healing to others. At this time, the Lord also began taking her on a journey to discover the Hebrew roots of her faith in Yeshua (Jesus).  This nine year journey culminated in her meeting Dan — a Messianic Jew with the same calling upon his life and music.  Together with her husband, Melissa is now living out this calling — her music and songs touching thousands of lives every year. Her music has most often been described as calming, soothing, peaceful, and inspiring.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sonia Bihary Interview

Here is a sweet interview with Sonia Bihary, a worship leader from Tikvat Ysrael in Cleveland, Ohio.

Sonia grew up in a Jewish home but they weren't religious.   She attended Shabbat services and studied Judaism.   She felt empty and searched for something more.   Sonia looked into other religions but nothing satisfied her.

Sonia's sister visited her and told her about Yeshua.  After praying and reading the book of John the Lord revealed Himself to Sonia.   This was in 1981.

Both of Sonia's parents came to the Lord before they died!  God is good!

Sonia is a wonderful worship leader.   She majored in music at Oberlin in Ohio.   She taught for awhile, was involved in music therapy and began writing music.

Please keep Sonia's ministry in your prayers and for wisdom for her family as they make decisions about their special needs son.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Joel Allen Interview

Here's an exciting interview with Messianic Pastor Joel Allen!

Pastor Joel Allen has been a Messianic Pastor for over 7 years in the small town of Wolcott, NY. He shepherds a small assembly called Messianic Family Fellowship and reaches out through internet ministries to help those around the world with their Messianic walk and discipleship through curriculum centered around the weekly Torah portions and a weekly teaching podcast. 

Joel and his wife Julie have been married for over 21 years and have raised 4 beautiful children in the faith who are very active in the family ministry. This ministry is not only through the local church but takes the family on the road to lead praise and worship at Messianic camps and teaching Christian churches the importance of knowing God's times and seasons.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Deborah Kline and Vince Iantorno

What a wonderful time with Deborah and Vince!   Double blessing!   You will love the new music from their CD "Here Am I" and the fun interview!

Deborah and her husband, Vince have uniquely combined their gifts to write and record a strong mix of praise, dance and prayer music. The duo travel internationally to bring the Good News of Messiah, using their ministry and music to bring people into a joyful time of praise and worship. Their ministry is “Shir Chadash” which means A New Song.

With their rousing and inspirational talent this event is sure to be one that you won’t want to miss. Deborah has been recommended as an “outstanding new artist” by well known Messianic worship leaders such as Marty Goetz and Ted Pearce. She has a God-given talent to usher people into praise and worship to their King. When asked about her passion for singing, Deborah said, “I have sang since I was a little girl.  My father had a beautiful voice and even was offered a scholarship to Julliard. He comes from a long line of Jewish Cantors, so I guess I was just born with it.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Greg Silverman Interview-2

What a joy to have another great interview with Dr. Greg Silverman!   Today I featured some new songs from his CD "I Am," which was just released!   You will be so blessed!

Dr. Greg Silverman brings the Message of Yeshua, Jesus, to both Jews and Gentiles through his anointed worship leading, worship seminars, and teachings on the Jewish roots of the faith. Greg’s love and enthusiasm for Yeshua, Jesus, and for God’s people are evident in every teaching, concert, choral workshop, and speaking presentation he gives.

Greg’s father is a Russian-Polish Jew and his mother is Italian-American. Greg gained an interesting perspective on both Christianity and Judaism from growing up in an interfaith home. Greg remembers accepting Yeshua while visiting his grandmother’s church at eight years of age. Praise the LORD for a praying grandmother! As a teenager and college student, he attended a wide variety of churches. Greg also gained proficiency in gospel music during these years. By the time he graduated from college at the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in both Vocal Jazz & Gospel Music as well as Psychology, Greg had one foot with the LORD but the other in worldly living. In Spring 2000, Greg began to point his life wholeheartedly toward God. Greg was hired as an assistant music director to well-known gospel musician, Ron Metcalf, in New York City. Ron did more than just make use of Greg’s musical gifts and talents; he took Greg under his wing spiritually by praying for and counseling him. Ron encouraged him to seek out the Jewish people who knew Jesus. Little did Greg know that there even was a Messianic Jewish movement, let alone that God would one day call he and his wife into full-time ministry. Within a year, Greg had rededicated his life to the LORD at his mother’s church. Immediately, God was making the dry bones in his life live!

In 2001, while studying classical choral conducting for a Master’s degree at Temple University, Greg was invited by a friend to visit Congregation Beth Yeshua, one of the flagship Messianic synagogues in the United States. From the moment he arrived, he felt spiritually as though he had “come home.” That first night at Beth Yeshua, the synagogue was particularly packed due to the special concert that night. When the guest artist was announced, Greg had a flashback and realized that he had seen this artist on a video that his grandmother had sent him several years prior. Although uninterested at the time, watching that video had impacted him, and it was very possibly the first time that Greg had seen a Messianic Jewish musician. So, Greg was overwhelmed to realize that his first time in Beth Yeshua was actually a concert of the same Marty Goetz that was in the video. What a “God-incidence!” Within a year of joining the synagogue, he met his beautiful wife, Rosa, who had been in the congregation for several years prior to Greg’s arrival. Greg and Rosa have joyfully become a quartet together with their two wonderful sons!

Greg ministered full-time at Congregation Beth Yeshua from 2004-2010. In Summer of 2010, the Silverman family moved out west to Tucson, Arizona where Greg had been accepted with scholarship into the prestigious University of Arizona doctoral program in Choral Conducting.  Greg completed the doctoral degree in December 2013. He served as a Music Professor and Choral Conductor at Eastern University. Greg presently is the President of his own ministries. The purpose of Silverman Ministries, Inc. (501c3 charitable organization) is to: 1) Share the Good News of Yeshua, Jesus, with both Jews and Gentiles, 2) Lead excellent praise and worship both live and through media, 3) Train and equip other musicians and worship artists, and 4) Connect the Messianic Movement and the Church.

Greg has ministered throughout America and internationally, and he has been a worship leader at the national MJAA Messiah Conferences for over a decade.  Broadcast appearances include TBN, Daystar, and the Inspiration Network. Live performances have occurred at Carnegie Hall, The White House, and Giant Stadium. Greg released his first full-length album of original Messianic Jewish Music entitled Dry Bones in 2004, Revive in 2007, and singles since. The ministry also released a brief documentary movie about a piece of Hebrew classical choral music and Greg’s experience as a choral conductor, Sacred.