Saturday, November 25, 2023

Simeon Greenberg Interview

What fun to interview Simeon recently!  Here's some background:

Simeon Greenberg grew up in ministry with his family, beginning in his father’s synagogue as a volunteer and worship leader until becoming the videographer for the Tree of Life Bible Society. Simeon has spent the past 6 years recording and editing hundreds of videos full of biblical content. Simeon is happily married to his wife of three years and now works as the Media Manager for the TLV Bible Society, distributing biblical study content across multiple platforms and countries.

Note, Simeon's Mom, Daniah, was my mentor and taught me how to be a worship leader many years ago!

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Stephen Segal Interview

Stephen grew up in a very Jewish section of Boston was Bar Mitzvah at 13. He attended synagogue but knew nothing of the God of Israel. Stephen’s first occasion to have real Jewish pride was when he had his first work study job during the summer of 67 working with a couple of other Jewish students at Boston State hospital during the 6 day war. The next occasion was around 1970 at Northeastern University when he was approached by an older hip guy who worked with Avi Brickner who told him that God loved him. He was from a missionary Group Israeli's Remnants in Brookline. Later Stephen went to Jews for Jesus in Cambridge. 

He married a Jewish woman from Brookline and after 43 years of marriage she passed away.  He received confirmation that she accepted Yeshua.  

Stephen has a love of Yiddish and would love to be an ambassador to Messianic Congregations and has been a Life Insurance agent for 50 years and is loved and respected by his clients.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Josh Turnil interview

Joshua Turnil is the director of Jews for Jesus in France and Switzerland, overseeing the work in francophone Europe. Joshua was born in New York, and has a bachelor’s degree in French literature. His wife, Delphine, who is French, also serves with Jews for Jesus. They have three children: Ilan, Lilya, and Levia. Joshua has participated in, and produced five music albums, as well as video projects such as the life story of resistance fighter and Holocaust survivor, Ruth Gottlieb. Joshua is uniquely qualified to speak to the question of antisemitism, as his Paris office is often the target of antisemitic threats and is under the constant vigilance of the French police. Also, he has worked side by side with leaders of the French Jewish community and church leaders to actively fight against antisemitism.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Dr. Walter Kaiser Interview

Dr. Kaiser is a retired theology professor and old testament scholar.  He taught at Wheaton Graduate School and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  He has written about 90 books on the Old Testament and loves Israel and the Jewish people.  Dr. Kaiser has 6 more books waiting for publication and he has led over 25 tours to Israel.  He considers himself an "armchair archeologist," having never actually participated in a dig.

Dr. Kaiser is a respected author, speaker and Bible teacher. Currently he is President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, MA. At 90 years old, he keeps going, like the energizer bunny!

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Rabbi Ron Cantor Returns

I had a chance to speak with Rabbi Ron a few months ago. Here is some info about him:

Rabbi Ron serves as President of Shelanu TV, the only 24.7, Hebrew language TV channel sharing the message of Yeshua.  He also serves as the Israel Director for God TV, where he hosts two TV shows—Out of Zion and Get Real.  Ron was born into a Jewish home, circumcised and Bar Mitzvah'd, but he did not know God!  He realized at age 17, there must be more. This led him on a journey where he discovered that Yeshua (Jesus), whom I thought was for the Gentiles, was in fact, the Jewish Messiah.

He received his degree from Messiah Biblical Institute and recently obtained his master's in theology from the King's University.  Rabbi Ron served as the Associate Rabbi at Beth Messiah Messianic Congregation in Rockville, MD until his family moved to Odesa, Ukraine to work at the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute. In Ukraine, they birthed a congregation in Bedichev, the city upon which Fiddler on the Roof was based. They then moved to Budapest, Hungary.

In 1999, they accepted an invitation to teach Jewish Roots at the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry. In 2003, Ron and his wife Elana, a native Israeli, along with their girls, made aliyah (moved to Israel). He served as the co-pastor and interim senior pastor of the King of Kings Community in Jerusalem.

During this time, they birthed the Isaiah 2 Initiative, taking Israeli young adults to third-world nations to preach the message of Yeshua. In Nigeria, we saw many miracles, and tens of thousands profess faith in Yeshua.

In 2013, Ron agreed to become the lead pastor of Tiferet Yeshua, a Hebrew-speaking congregation in Tel Aviv. Three years later, they turned the congregation over to a native-born Israeli, and while still functioning as an elder there.

In 2020, GOD TV partnered with several Messianic Israeli leaders to birth Shelanu TV. Ron was asked to become the president.

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Lori Kate Lowenhar returns

It's been many years since I last interviewed Lori.   She is an amazing woman and will share how life is in Israel since the tragic events that recently took place.  Plus we will hear some of her music from One Lev, her wonderful singing group.

Originally from Elkhart, Indiana, Lori grew up playing the flute and clarinet. She graduated with a Music Education degree from Cedarville University and began traveling internationally performing Jewish Gospel Music with the Liberated Wailing Wall. Upon moving to Israel, her musical training allowed her to teach a variety of instruments to students in various schools in the Jezre'el Valley.

Lori Kate has now been living in Israel for more than 25 years. She's part of an amazingly talented trio, playing clarinet in the musical group, One Lev.

For more info here is the website:  One Lev One Heart | Israel | One lev

Saturday, October 14, 2023

John Ross Interview

Rabbi John and his wife Becky have been members of Congregation Beth Messiah since 1994. John became the worship leader and youth pastor in 1995 and served in that role for 23 years. After that he transitioned to a role as a teaching elder before becoming the congregational leader in 2021. John and Becky have four grown children and one grandchild. John received his education from Houston Baptist University (B.S. in Biology and Theology), Masters International University of Divinity (Doctor of Biblical Studies) and Liberty University (M. Div. and D.W.S in Worship Studies).