Sunday, June 26, 2016

Carol Calise Interview

This week I played a pre-recorded interview with Rabbi Carol Calise.  Rabbi Carol and her husband Michael co-lead Beth Emanuel Synagogue located in Holbrook, NY on Long Island. The Calises have two children, Josiah, who is 20 and Abigail, who is 17. Michael is from a Sephardic Jewish background. His grandmother was raised in a rabbi’s home in Turkey before immigrating to the United States. Carol is from a Gentile background and came to faith at the early age of six. As a single woman, she took the Covenant of Ruth and began to live a Jewish lifestyle in 1980. After living in Israel for a year on a kibbutz, she was invited to join the staff of Beth Emanuel working as Dr. Ray Gannon’s assistant. She has been ministering at Beth Emanuel for 32 years. She received her Master’s from NYU in the Department of Judaic Studies with a concentration in the Ancient Near East. In 1992 she had completed all her coursework towards her Ph.D. when she had to stop due to an illness and has not had the opportunity to resume those studies. Currently, she is writing a seven year Shabbat School curriculum for children. Besides her responsibilities at Beth Emanuel, she also teaches a course in the Jewish Studies program at King’s University entitled, “Mothers in Israel-Women of Valor”, speaks at women’s retreats, and is available for ministry in local congregations. Her passion is to see Jewish people come to faith in their Messiah. She loves to preach the Word and to see lives changed and transformed.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Rabbi Michael Wolf Returns!

Another fabulous interview with Rabbi Michael Wolf!    

Rabbi Michael Wolf is the Rabbi at Beth Messiah Messianic Congregation.  He is also an  author (The Upper Zoo, The Linotype Operator) and screenwriter (The Sound of the Spirit).

Rabbi Michael is a very active member in the Messianic movement. He is currently on the Executive Board of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America, the Rabbi at Beth Messiah Messianic Congregation in Cincinnati Ohio, and the writer and director of several screenplays.

Wolf will be discussing the release of his newest novel, The Linotype Operator.   It's a fabulous book and you can order it on!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Rabbi Jim Appel in the Studio Again!

It was great having Rabbi Jim back in the studio!   Today we talked about the significance of Shavuot and Pentecost.   There is a difference between receiving the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) and being filled to overflowing with it.   You'll love it!

Also great music from the Schleps, Jonathan Settel, Sue Samuel, Zemer Levav, Daniel Kopp and Sarah Liberman!

Rabbi Jim Appel has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Shema Yisrael since 1996 and a Jewish follower of Yeshua since 1977. He is ordained by the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues.

Rabbi Jim previously worked for Xerox Corporation in Webster, N.Y., for 24 years as an optical engineer and engineering manager. He holds more than 45 patents in the areas of copier imaging systems and laser printing. Rabbi Jim received a bachelor's degree in optical engineering from the University of Rochester in 1967 and a master's degree in physics from the University of Southern California in 1970.

Rabbi Jim decided to follow Yeshua after a long spiritual search. He grew up with parents who taught him that God did not exist and organized religion deceived and oppressed people. In 1967 after completing college, Jim became disillusioned with life as an atheist. He rejected his parent's teachings and began his search for spiritual reality. This search took him into the world of mind-altering drugs and yoga meditation, and ended with a dramatic encounter with Yeshua the Messiah, who revealed himself to Rabbi Jim in the privacy of his bedroom without the assistance of any other person.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Mark Chappell Interview

Mark was raised in a non-Jewish home and his story is unique - the Lord has ways of getting our attention!   He is drawn to Messianic Judaism and is a sweet humble man.   Warning, you may cry as you hear his sweet story!