Saturday, October 9, 2021

Rabbi Alan Levine Interview

 Today's program featured wonderful music and a pre-recorded interview with Rabbi Alan Levine.    He is the author of "Hidden Secrets of the Passover Haggadah," Rabbi Emeritus at Kol Mashiach Congregation, and Director at Lev Elohim Ministries.

Today he shared how he came to know his Messiah and I know you will enjoy it!

If you would like more info on his book, you can find it here:

Hidden Secrets of the Passover Haggadah - Kindle edition by Levine, Alan. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.





Saturday, October 2, 2021

Michael Schiffman Returns

I was so blessed to grab another interview with Dr./Rabbi Michael Schiffman.   His story is very interesting, as I am sure you will agree.

Dr. Schiffman grew up in New York in a traditional Jewish family. He has earned BA, MDiv and DMin degrees. In addition, he has had an ongoing private study of Talmud, Shulchan Oruch, and Chasidus.
 
He is also is the Executive Director of Chevra USA, a humanitarian organization that feeds elderly Jews, particularly holocaust survivors, in the Former Soviet Union and Israel, as well as mentoring Messianic Leaders in Eastern Europe. 
 
In addition, Dr. Schiffman has lead three Messianic Jewish congregations in Arizona, Ohio, and New York, and served as Associate Rabbi in Connecticut. He has authored two books, and has been a frequent contributor of articles to Boundaries, Kesher, Messianic Outreach, and other publications. 
 
Dr. Schiffman also is a lecturer on Messianic Judaism, History, Torah, and Messianic Worship in the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Yeshiva, and is a Professor on the faculty of St. Petersburg Theological Seminary, as well as an adjunct professor in several theological schools.

For more information about Chevra USA visit www.chevrahumanitarian.org 




Saturday, September 25, 2021

Jeff Millenson Interview

Today on Bagels and Blessings you will hear the testimony of Jeff Millenson.   He's been involved in Messianic music and ministry for many years.   It was pure joy speaking with him recently.  You will enjoy great music, including some tunes written by Jeff and performed by Liberated Wailing Wall.  It's always fun talking to someone who has been in the movement for a long time.   We chatted a bit about how Messianic tunes have changed over the years.  You'll love it!  Thanks so much for listening!




 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Sam Nadler Interview

I had the privilege of speaking with Sam Nadler a few months ago and just now aired our interview together.   What an interesting man!  

Sam Nadler is founder and president of Word of Messiah Ministries. In his forty years of Messianic ministry, Sam has focused on raising leaders who plant Messianic congregations and make disciples. Sam mentors Messianic leaders around the world and is recognized as a congregation planter, teacher, and leaders’ coach. Sam has conducted numerous Messianic congregation planting and leadership conferences throughout North and South America, Israel, and Europe. To equip the Messianic community and the greater Body of Messiah in their calling to make Messianic disciples, Sam has written multiple books on Messianic congregation planting, discipleship, outreach, and the Feasts of Israel.

Enjoy wonderful music from Marty Goetz, Elana Watson, Ted Pearce,  Joshua Aaron, Steve McConnell, Nancy Santiago and more!





Saturday, September 11, 2021

Suzy Linett Again!

What a joy to speak with the amazing Suzy Linett again!   Here's some info about our gal Suzy:

 Suzy Linett was born into a Jewish family and attended local synagogues as she pursued her education and obtained a degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California.  She continues to work in that field providing services for children with special needs.  Through evangelical friends, she accepted her Messiah and Lord in 1981. 

Ms. Linett pursued her Bible education in her local church and through online studies.  She became an active member of a Messianic Jewish Synagogue in 1994 and was involved in leadership and teaching until that congregation dissolved.  In 2009, she joined Calvary Faith Center Foursquare Church in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, obtaining her ministerial license in 2012 and ordination in 2014. 

Currently, she serves on staff as a teacher at that church and is also is the leader of Kehilat Emunah, a Messianic ministry designed to bring Jewish and Gentile believers together in understanding of the whole Word of GOD.  Ms. Linett is the author of Mattityahu-Gift from God, a study of the Gospel of Matthew from a Hebraic perspective, and God is in the Waiting, a devotional about seeking the Lord’s guidance during times of difficulty.  She a speaker at churches and Messianic Synagogues.

Today we will discuss her new book, “Unity of the Faith, Finding Harmony between Jewish and Gentile Believers by Examining Eight Key Topics.








Saturday, September 4, 2021

Michelle Shelfer Interview

A friend handed me a book and said "I think you'll like this!"  It was "Prepare a Room," by Michelle Shelfer.  My friend was right, I thoroughly enjoyed the book!  

Prepare a Room: A Path to Peace and Healing for Those Hurt by Abortion: Michelle Shelfer: 9781946497956: Amazon.com: Books

Michelle Shelfer lives with her husband of thirty-eight years in Northern California and loves to tend to her six chickens and eleven grandchildren. She provides musical leadership at her place of worship and is currently managing editor at Nordskog Publishing Inc.

Michelle was raised in a secular Jewish family in San Francisco. She was the child of bohemian artist parents, one of whom escaped the Holocaust. Michelle studied the arts, gaining a Masters degree in Motion Picture Animation from UCLA and going on to work in the field of educational software. She has produced award-winning, internationally screened animations and has released four musical recordings of her original compositions.

Michelle seeks to see the many men and women hurt by abortion healed and restored. She brings her own personal experience with abortion—with compassion, insight, and practical guidance—in the hopes that those who have been hurt will find relief and new life.

Enjoy her story and some fantastic music!




Sunday, August 29, 2021

Jessica Hultquist Interview

This delightful young lady loves Yeshua and is a talented artist.  It was a privilege to talk with her and learn how she became involved in Messianic Judaism.

In her own words:

Hi! My name is Jessica Hultquist, and I am from Mobile, Alabama. I currently work as a Graduate Assistant and a PhD student in Instructional Design and Development at the University of South Alabama. I enjoy creating art pieces, especially with oil pastels and acrylic paint. When God gives me a dream or a vision, the strokes from my brush/pastels flow from my hands to the paper/canvas. In my spare time, I enjoy dancing at synagogue and operating the screens for the tech crew at church. You can find me on Facebook at Jessica Hultquist and on Instagram at jessicahultquistart. 

Enjoy!