Saturday, July 4, 2020

Elton McMillan Interview

Had a great interview with Elton McMillan!  Elton is the Director of Strategic Relationships with ONE FOR ISRAEL focusing on Major Donors and Church Partnerships. With over thirty years of ministry experience and international mission work, Elton is passionate about seeing Jesus revealed to the nations. Married to his wife Heather for 30 years they are blessed to have raised four wonderful children and deeply love their two daughters-in-law.

Enjoy some great music too!





Saturday, June 27, 2020

Michelle Beady Interview

Today I interviewed a delightful author and fellow sister in Messiah, Michelle Beady!  
Michelle is the daughter and granddaughter of German Jewish Holocaust
survivors. Born and raised in New York City, she received Yeshua as her Messiah
and Redeemer in 1974 at Cornell University. She has a master’s degree in Social
Work from Tulane University and a master’s degree in Missiology and Jewish
studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Michelle joined CJF Ministries in 1994 as a full-time outreach worker in New
Orleans and its surrounding areas, representing CJFM in the southeastern region of
the United States. Her outreach also includes the greater Los Angeles area where
there are over 630,000 Jewish residents. Bringing the Good News to the “lost
sheep of the house of Israel” is the primary focus of Michelle’s work. This includes
one-on-one Scripture studies with Jewish persons who are interested in learning
what the Scriptures say about the Messiah; the discipleship of new believers; and
literature distribution at various times and locations throughout the year. She also
shares the Jewish roots of Christianity at conferences, congregations, schools,
Bible studies, and women’s groups.

Michelle also leads a Messianic Jewish Chavurah (fellowship) as well as a monthly
women’s meeting. This Jewish roots Bible study currently takes place on Zoom on
the first Sunday of every month from 4:30 -5:30 pm. Participation is open to the
public. Send your cell phone number and email address to michelleb@cjfm.org
and she will send you an invitation to these meetings. Along with her husband and
two children, Michelle planted the first Messianic Jewish congregation in the city
of New Orleans, as well as Messianic Jewish fellowships in Metairie and
Mandeville.

Here is her contact info:

Michelle Beadle, CJF Ministries
PO BOX 23054
New Orleans LA 70183-0054
Cell: 210-410-1034
E-mail: michelleb@cjfm.org
MessiahinJewishScripture@gmail.com
Websites: www.cjfm.org/michelleb
www.MessiahinJewishScripture.com
Facebook: Messianic Jewish New Orleans
Messiah in Jewish Scripture


Plus you'll enjoy great music from Jonathan Settel, Sue Samuel, Joel Chernoff, Miqedem, Paul Wilbur and Joshua Aaron!




Saturday, June 20, 2020

Hadassah Berne Interview

Hooray!   I found another talented Messianic recording artist!   You will love her music and this fun interview!

Hadassah Berne is a Messianic Jewish singer and songwriter. As a nice Israeli Cuban-American Jewish girl, Hadassah's music reaches out to Jewish people in every part of the world, and non-Jews alike, pointing to the redemptive power of Yeshua, and the restoration of Israel.
 
Hadassah has opened for and sung with world renown Messianic Recording artists, Paul Wilbur, Ted Pearce and Phil Klein.
 
She also sang the National Anthem at various events hosted by City of Miami's mayor and city commissioners.
 
In Israel, Hadassah held concerts in Tel-Aviv, at venues such as the Gospel Café Outreach Center, and in Chosen People Ministries both in Tel-Aviv and Netanya.
 
While living in Israel, she was blessed to have warmed the hearts of Holocaust survivors with her music. She also led worship at her congregation there.

It's Father's Day weekend, so I threw in a couple of cool songs from Aaron Shust (Zion) and Joel Chernoff (Lay Your Hands on Me).

Enjoy!!!
 

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Richard Hill Interview-2

Hang onto your seats.    This is a heavy interview as Pastor Richard Hill goes deep into prophecy.    But remember, we do NOT live in fear.   God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind! 2 Timothy 1:7.

Richard Hill was the associate pastor of a messianic Jewish congregation in Los Angeles when he was invited, in May, 2000, to join the CJF Ministries' missionary staff as its southwest ministry representative in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was further confirmation to Richard that God’s ministerial calling for him was to reach out to His Chosen People.

Richard has trained and taught many volunteers how to witness effectively to the Jewish people. He leads a campus ministry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) passing out tracts and sharing the Gospel of Jesus to all who are interested. Richard also leads a door-to-door ministry in predominantly Jewish communities.

In September, 2003, Richard planted and continues to pastor Beth Yeshua (House of Jesus), a messianic congregation on the southwest side of Las Vegas, which serves as an outreach into the Jewish community. Another aspect of his ministry is teaching the Jewish roots of Christianity in churches and imparting his love for “the lost sheep of the house of Israel” to his Gentile brethren.

Richard is married to Oanh, who also has a burden to share the love of Messiah with the Jewish people. They have three children: Stephanie, Rebekah, and Isaak.

Richard has received an M.A. in Religion and a Ph.D. in Theology. He is an astute teacher and communicator of God’s Word.

Enjoy music from Jonathan Settel, Marty Goetz, Miqedem (featuring Shai Sol), Paul Wilbur (featuring Beckah Shae), and more!




Sunday, June 7, 2020

Music and Talk-June 6, 2020

Shalom!  The great thing about hosting this program is that sometimes I just get to share an hour of fabulous music!   I mean there is great music every week, but sometimes there is no interview -- there is just music!   Today is one of those days!   So kick back, grab coffee, a bagel, and enjoy the music of Corry Bell, Jonathan Settel, Sue Samuel, Sarah Liberman, Miqedem, Ted Pearce, Marty Goetz, Lamb, and more!

Thanks for listening!!!


Saturday, May 30, 2020

Paul Wilbur-Reaired

This interview was first aired last year.   You will enjoy fabulous music from Paul Wilbur also!   Paul has been a pioneer in Messianic music and was one of the original members of the group Israel's Hope.   He has recorded many CDs and has a true heart for God.

Also Happy Shavuot and Pentecost!   May the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) blow through your home today and every day!


Every day of your life is an opportunity to be a blessing to someone!





 

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Rabbi Brian Samuel-Reaired

Shalom!   This interview was first aired in 2014.   I hope you enjoy!

Brian served at Beth Zion Messianic Synagogue in New Jersey as elder and worship director until 2007, when he and Sue moved to Rhode Island. Since then, he has served at Mishkahn David Messianic Synagogue in Rhode Island. In the summer of 2013, Brian and Sue were ordained as Rabbi and Rebbetzin of Mishkahn David, and they have served in this capacity since September 2013. Brian has been and continues to be blessed to minister, along with Sue, in support of the music ministry that Adonai has entrusted to her.  

Sorry I neglected to air Sue's music (my brain was on autopilot!) in this podcast but future programs will definitely feature her music!







Saturday, May 16, 2020

Rabbi Ruth Fleischer-Reaired

This interview first aired in 2013 and I am delighted to share it with you again!

This is an interview with Dr. Ruth Fleischer, a Messianic Rabbi from London, England.  Ruth taught from 1976 to 2005, at the Messiah Conference of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA). She has taught courses in Messianic Jewish history and theology under the IAMCS Yeshiva Program, and on a whole range of theological and biblical subjects for the UBMJC rabbinic education program. Ruth is also a guest lecturer on the history of Messianic Judaism for the University of Wales and All Nations College, a speaker at the conference of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of France and at conferences in the Netherlands and has spoken at many events in the Messianic movement worldwide.

Enjoy fabulous music too!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn Testimony

Thanks to One for Israel Ministry (www.oneforisrael.org), I was able to use the audio portion of their video interview with Rabbi Jonathan.

Jonathan Cahn is President of Hope of the World ministries, Senior Pastor and Messianic Rabbi of the Jerusalem Center/ Beth Israel in Wayne, New Jersey. He is also the author of the best selling book 'The Harbinger'. His teachings are broadcast daily over hundreds of radio stations throughout the United States and the world and on television. He ministers, as did the first Jewish messengers of the Gospel, sharing the message of Messiah to Jew and Gentile, Israel, and the nations. He has ministered before mass gatherings in India, Nigeria, Cuba, Mizoram, Honduras, Haiti, & throughout the world. His teachings are widely known for revealing the deep mysteries of God's word and for the restoring of the new covenant message to its original biblically Jewish richness and power. 

Rabbi Jonathan caused a worldwide stir with the release of his explosive first book The Harbinger which became an instant New York Times best seller and brought him to national and international prominence. His next books were also New York Times bestsellers, The Mystery of the Shemitah, The Book of Mysteries, The Paradigm, and The Oracle. He was named, along with Billy Graham and Keith Greene, one of the top forty spiritual leaders of the last forty years to have radically impacted the world. Called the prophetic voice of this generation, Cahn is a much-sought-after speaker and has been highlighted in the New York Times as well as in many national and international media. He has spoken on Capitol Hill, at the United Nations, and to millions of people around the world.
Cahn is known for opening the deep mysteries of Scripture and bringing forth messages of prophetic import. He leads Hope of the World ministry, an international outreach of teaching, evangelism, and compassion projects for the world’s most needy. He also leads the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center made up of Jews and Gentiles, people of all backgrounds, just outside New York City, in Wayne, New Jersey.


Enjoy fabulous music too -- and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!




 

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Dr. Ed is Back!

So excited to welcome Dr. Ed back to the program!   He is one of the most encouraging people I know!   He has devoted his life to helping people stay healthy.   In today's pre-recorded program we discuss ways to strengthen the immune system and how important it is to trust in God.   

Dr. Ed is from Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Rochester.   He is a devout believer in Yeshua and has uplifting spiritual music playing the moment you enter.   I am so happy that Upper Cervical is sponsoring Bagels and Blessings.   I hope that you gain valuable information from this interview.   Now more than ever we must stay healthy!

God bless you!   And enjoy some cool music, including some new ones from Joshua Aaron!


Saturday, April 25, 2020

Randy Katz Again!

Decided to re-air our 2007 interview together!  Randy has been playing piano for me as I lead worship for many years and is a dear brother in the Lord!

Originally from Middletown, NY, Rand (Randy to most people) attended the University of Rochester and decided to stay and make Rochester, NY his home.  He has been part of the Messianic movement in Rochester, NY since the 70s. He's an accomplished keyboardist and has played at Jewish functions all over the Rochester area and is on the worship team at Congregation Shema Yisrael in Rochester. We chat about his testimony and have fun during this interview!

Also enjoy great music from Joshua Aaron, Joel Chernoff, Sue Samuel, Marty Goetz and more!

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Rabbi Joe Bell

Shalom!   I thought this was from 2012 but now I think it was from 2017.   In any event, I am happy to re-post this wonderful interview with Rabbi Joe!

Rabbi Joseph “Joe” Bell was raised in a Jewish home in the Boston area. He has a strong Orthodox Jewish pedigree, and attended synagogue with such luminaries as Sheldon Adelson, Robert Kraft (New England Patriots owner) and family, Barney Frank, etc. It was a very prominent synagogue and Bell was very comfortable being Jewish and practicing Judaism.

Boston is also where he began his search to know God at the age of 28. It was then that he began to read the Bible (his Bar Mitzvah Bible) looking for God, seeking His power to change the direction of his life. He prayed at that time and asked God to come into my life if He was real.

Bell says, “I wasn’t looking for Jesus. After I began reading the Tanakh, people began to pop into my life and tell me about Messianic prophecies. Finally somebody connected me to a Jews For Jesus missionary who I agreed to talk by phone with. Her name is Sharon. But before Sharon, one of my employees saw me reading the Bible and pointed me to Messianic prophecies. She challenged me to read Isaiah 53. After reading it, she asked me who it was talking about? I said it sounds like Jesus. She said it is Jesus. So after months of reading and talking with my employee and with Sharon by phone, I decided to go meet with my Rabbi.

“I told the rabbi that people were sharing prophecies with me and pointed out Isaiah 53. The rabbi became visibly irritated and barked ‘That’s not Jesus Christ!’ I said, ‘Fine, who is it?’  He had no answer… And I knew that he really didn’t know.  About ten months passed and a series of events led me to read the New Testament Gospels and within a month I invited Jesus into my heart as my Messiah and Lord. God immediately spoke to my heart and told me to go out to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles and tell them about Him. I received this message after going to Church for the first time with a Christian friend who saw me seeking. I had spent the day fasting and confessing my sins to God after Church. I went through some sort of deliverance that day alone in my home, then I believe God spoke those words to me in my house that night.


 

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Lily Isaacs - Again!

It isn't every day that you hear country bluegrass music on Bagels and Blessings!   I first aired this interview about 2 years ago after hearing The Isaacs minister at the Messiah Conference.   Imagine my surprise and delight to learn of their Jewish roots!    So enjoy this unique music and also a few Passover tunes!

Today's show featured a pre-recorded interview with Lily Isaacs, the matriarch of The Isaacs, with a personal story as layered as the group's signature vocals. Born in Germany to two Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivors, Lilly moved to the U.S. when she was two-years-old. Her family settled in the Bronx where she studied theatre and performed off Broadway. In 1971.


The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group who began singing 35 years ago are based out of Hendersonville, TN. The vocalists are mother Lily Isaacs and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many  genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Karen Davis Interview

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Karen Davis.   It was so much fun!   This show includes lots of her music.   I know you will enjoy it!

Karen is the Worship Director of Carmel Congregation (“Kehilat HaCarmel”), a Messianic congregation located on the top of Mount Carmel, Israel, where her late husband David served as Founding/Senior Pastor for 25 years. Karen was born in the U.S. in a Jewish family. Karen then had a life-changing encounter with Jesus (“Yeshua”) in New York City where she was developing her musical talents. She and her husband immigrated to Israel in 1989 and founded House of Victory rehabilitation center for Jews and Arabs and Carmel Congregation in 1991. Karen and her “one new man” worship team of Jews and Arabs are dedicated to building unity in the Body of Messiah in Israel through praise and worship.

Karen is a recording artist and songwriter, well-known internationally for her Messianic praise and worship music. She has recorded numerous solo albums of original music in Hebrew and English, which are distributed internationally by Galilee of the Nations/Sony Music. Her latest recordings are “Songs of Eternity,” “Songs in the Night,” and “The Lord Roars from Zion – Songs of the Warrior Bride.” Karen is also a featured artist on the highly-acclaimed Galilee of the Nations recordings “Adonai,” “Elohim,” and the “Heart for Israel” series.

Permanently residing in Israel, Karen and her late husband David also ministered for many years internationally as a team with a strong emphasis on the prophetic and the “one new man” in Yeshua. Since her husband’s passing Karen continues to speak and lead worship internationally, with a passion to see the “warrior bride” of Messiah arise in the nations.
Her latest release is "Songs of Eternity," from Galilee of the Nations.





Saturday, March 21, 2020

Music and Encouragement!!!



Shalom!   Today's show is all about trusting the Lord!   Fear not, do not be afraid, for He is with you and He is in control!

I pray you stay safe, have what you need, and remember that no matter what, God loves you!

Enjoy some encouraging music and be blessed!

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Richard Hill Interview

Shalom!  Here's another great interview with Richard Hill. 
 
Dr. Richard Hill serves as Messianic Pastor of Beth Yeshua Messianic Congregation in Las Vegas, NV since 2003. He also serves as Ministry Representative with CJF Ministries since 2000. Dr. Rich received his Ph.D. from Antioch Baptist Seminary in 2010. He is hosting a Prophecy Cruise from Los Angeles to San Diego and Ensenada in Dec. 20.  He is the author of two books:  Israel in Prophecy, A Chronology and Freedom in Messiah: A Messianic Jewish Roots Commentary on the Book of Galatians.  Dr. Rich has been in the Messianic Jewish movement for the past twenty-five years.  Please visit his website (www.bethyeshualv.org; www.cjfm.og) to buy the books or for more information or call 702-256-0840.

Enjoy the music and thanks for listening!!   Oh....and happy Purim!
 

Saturday, February 22, 2020

"Aunt Norma" Interview

Today's show features a short interview with a 90 year old Jewish lady who is contemplating whether or not Yeshua could be the Messiah.   Everyone calls her Aunt Norma, so I shall comply!

How often do we get chances like this?   You will enjoy this sweet exchange and hopefully will be prompted to pray for her to know the truth!

Enjoy lots of fabulous music too!


Sunday, February 9, 2020

Annette Sofaer Interview

It was a privilege to hear this wonderful testimony!  

In their early married years Josh and Annette Sofaer served as missionaries with Jews for Jesus in New York City, then for another five years in Los Angeles.  They felt called to return to New York so that Josh could develop Jews for Jesus' youth and camp ministries on the East Coast, so Josh and Annette served in New York from 2000-2011, during which time their daughters Eliana and Taliah were born, and Josh became the branch director.  

During those years, Annette was a full-time mom, with side duties such as leading a moms Bible study and helping wives of missionary trainees transition to life in ministry.  In 2011, the Sofaer family moved to Portland, Oregon so that Josh could complete a master's degree at Western Seminary.  

In August 2012 the Sofaer family moved to Los Angeles so that Josh could begin directing the Jews for Jesus work in Southern California.  Though the family is still very much in the midst of transitioning to a new area, Josh and Annette are excited to see what the Lord will be doing through Jews for Jesus there.  In 2015, Annette returned to part-time staff with Jews for Jesus, first in church relations department, and now as a missionary to the Jewish women in the Southern California area.

Enjoy amazing music, as always!




 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

David Tokajer-2

Back by popular demand!   Son of the talented Rabbi and author Eric Tokajer, David Tokajer is the founding rabbi of Congregation Mayim Chayim, a Messianic Synagogue on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, and the author of “Spirit + Truth: Rediscovering the Holy Spirit from Creation through Today.” He is a second generation Messianic Jewish rabbi and has served in Messianic Synagogues in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and New York. He has a passion for seeing unity in the Kingdom of Messiah to see the Glory of God revealed.

Enjoy amazing Messianic music and have a bagel!

 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Stan Meyer Interview

Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Stan Meyer.   I am sure you enjoy this stimulating interview!

Stan Meyer served with Jews for Jesus since 1985, and has served as the Los Angeles and South Florida directors. He was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He prayed with his Messianic Jewish mother to receive Yeshua. Stan went on to the University of Texas where he was called to serve in Messianic ministry. In Jews for Jesus he met and married his late wife Holly. They flew to China where they adopted their daughter, Carrie-Fu. Sadly, Holly passed away in 2011 leaving him to raise his daughter as a single dad. In 2014 he married Jacqui, also a Messianic Jew. Today, the Meyers live in Phoenix where Stan is finishing his doctoral work and they serve with Tree of Life Messianic Congregation. Stan holds an MA in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Seminary and is completing his Phd in Intercultural Studies from Biola University.

Enjoy wonderful music too!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Ethel Chadwick Story

Shalom!   I have been on the air for almost 23 years.   Occasionally I think you need to know a little bit about me.   So get your coffee, bagel and relax -- enjoy dahling, enjoy!

Here's my story as told to the Messianic Daily News:

Ethel Chadwick was born to Jewish parents, attended Hebrew School for 5 years and occasionally went to Synagogue. But she was always searching for the meaning of life, and astrology or numerology didn’t fulfill her. Through a series of events Ethel ended up in Rochester, NY and was introduced to the Jewish Messiah.  She was delightfully surprised to learn that the disciples were Jewish, the Last Supper was a Passover Seder and that Yeshua never intended to change religions. Her life changed forever!   Stay tuned for the rest of the story!!  Ethel and her husband Daniel live in Western NY and are the proud parents of 3 amazing young adults. They recently became grandparents and covet your prayers for their granddaughter Zoey as she prepares to be discharged from the NICU where she has been since her birth in September 12.


Saturday, January 4, 2020

Nathan Wilbur Interview

He's not just Paul Wilbur's son.   He's a sweet young man of God!  Today's show features an interview with Nathan Wilbur and some GREAT music!

And Happy New Year!!

Nathan is the first-born son of Paul and Luanne Wilbur and is currently operating as the Director of Wilbur Ministries. After Nathan finished two years of undergraduate work and a semester of Jewish studies at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas, and graduating from the Jacksonville Police Academy, Nathan was hired to manage the ministry office and oversee the ministry travel schedule. After ten years of service and travel as a part of the team had been completed, Nathan was ordained as a minister of the gospel with several leading pastor’s affirmation and participation. Today Nathan continues to serve the ministry whichincludes oversight of the monthly streamed service called First Friday. Nathan also continues to travel and minister as a part of the Wilbur team, sharing preaching, ministry and administrative duties. Nathan, along with his wife Malki and their eight-year-old son, Caleb currently live near Jacksonville, Florida.