Saturday, November 30, 2013

Shmuel Wolkenfeld Interview

Today's program featured a pre-recorded interview with Messianic Rabbi Shmuel Wolkenfeld of Overland Park, Kansas.  Rabbi Shmuel was born into a Jewish family in NYC.  Part of the youth movements of the 60s and 70s, he toyed with Marxism and Eastern Religion.  He found Yeshua in April, 1969 but still didn't know about Messianic Judaism.
He met Martin Chernoff in 1971 and began attending Beth Messiah in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rabbi Shmuel attended Bible college, studied in Israel for a summer, met his wife, and together they were college campus missionaries.
From 1990-2001 Rabbi Shmuel taught science and math at a private high school in Overland Park, KS, and is the founding and present Rabbi of Or HaOlam Messianic Congregation since 1995.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Rabbi Ruth Fleischer Interview

Today's program featured a pre-recorded 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.

You'll enjoy the music of Jonathan Settel, Craig Taubman, Nancy Santiago and Israel's Hope!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sandra Teplinski Interview

Shalom!   We had a few technical difficulties but that didn't stop us from getting a fantastic interview with Sandra Teplinski!  Sandra is president of Light of Zion Ministries. With an Orthodox Jewish background, Teplinsky came to faith in Yeshua in 1975 while a student at the University of Illinois, Urbana. She has a bachelor's degree in political science and a Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. Teplinsky also attended Talbot Seminary in Los Angeles.

A former litigation attorney, Teplinsky is now an ordained minister. She has served in the Messianic Jewish movement since 1979. Her passion is to see Israel and the Church ignited by the power of God's word and spirit. Her biblical teaching ministry has a prophetic and Messiah-centered, Jewish edge, imparting His love for both Gentiles and Jews.

Teplinsky speaks internationally, mobilizing intercessory prayer for Israel both within Israel and the nations. She served in outreach missions to the former Soviet Union during the unprecedented Russian Jewish revival of the 1990s.

Teplinsky's books include "Israel's Anointing: Your Inheritance and End-Times Destiny through Israel," "The Blessing of Israel" and "Out of the Darkness: The Untold Story of Jewish Revival in the Former Soviet Union." She has written numerous articles for Messianic and Christian media outlets.

Enjoy great music from Jonathan Settel, Sue Samuel, Joel Chernoff, Ted Pearce, Marty Goetz, Rivka Whitten, Barry & Batya Segal and Greg Silverman!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Terri Gillespie Interview

Today I welcomed Terri back to Bagels and Blessings.   What a fun interview!  Terri Gillespie is a wife, mother, grandmother, author and speaker. She is the head writer for the Restoration of Israel Minute heard on 25 stations in 11 states and Canada. Terri has also contributed to several other books, magazines and newspapers over the years. She published her first book, Making Eye Contact with God: A Women's Devotional, in 2008; and released her first novel, The Hair Mavens: She Does Good Hair, on October 1st.

Making Eye Contact with God is a weekly devotional for women only. It enables the reader to see God in a new and fresh way. Using real-life anecdotes, combined with scripture, the book reveals God's heart for women everywhere, and softly speaks of the ways in which women see God.
Gillespie's newest work, She Does Good Hair, is about a chic hairdresser on the fast-track to salon fame who is yanked back to her hometown when she inherits a rundown salon with three beauticians stuck in the '80s and certain to make her life a tangled mess. Only God could bring four of the most unlikely women together in a friendship that will cause a change in each of their lives— if they don't kill each other first!

For more information about Terri Gillespie, visit

Today's program featured the music of Jonathan Settel, Beckah Shae, Craig Taubman, Debbie Chernoff, Lamb, the Schleps and Sean Spicer.