Saturday, October 26, 2019

Stuart Dauermann Interview

When you think of the early Messianic songs, Stuart Dauermann wrote almost all of them!   What a joy to finally catch up with this brilliant man of God!

Rabbi Dauermann holds a PhD from Fuller Seminary’s School of Intercultural Studies and is a Rabbi ordained by the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, and the Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council. Rabbi Stuart has spent his life as a bridge-builder at the intersection of the Christian and Jewish worlds. 

He enjoys helping Jews and Christians understand and respect each other and likes developing and serving communities where Jews live as Jews and honor Yeshua as Lord.
He was one of eight founders of Jews for Jesus, where he composed worship music that is still sung all over the world today. He is also the founder of Hashivenu, a Messianic Jewish think tank, and co- founder of Messianic Jewish Theological Institute.

For twenty years, Rabbi Dauermann served as the Rabbi Ahavat Zion Messianic Synagogue in Santa Monica, and now serves there as Rabbi Emeritus, leading services, preaching, and teaching a weekly Bible Study, Interfaithfulness. The Bible Study promotes respect and understanding between Christians and Jews, and faithful commitment to the more Jewish Jesus, who is the peacemaker between these two communities.

His most recent book is Converging Destinies: Jews, Christians, and the Mission of God and his doctoral dissertation is on The Rabbi as a Surrogate Priest. 
His interests right now especially center in household spirituality which is essential to spiritual growth and development. He provides weekly Shabbat Table Discussion Guide called Shulchan Shelanu.

He is currently writing a book on household spirituality and just finishing a discipleship manual for Jewish millennials.

Rabbi Dauermann lives in Altadena, California with his wife Naomi. They have three grown children in New York City, and they hope to join them there within the next year or so.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Steven Kowalsky Interview

I first interviewed Steven maybe 20 years ago.   I thought it was time to have him back!

Steven is the president of Empire Recycling Corporation in Utica, New York, a company that has been owned and operated by the Kowalsky Family for 103 years.  
Steven worked for Empire during his teenage years, he then entered Curry College in Massachusetts to study anthropology.  Steven’s  love of music led him to the Institute of Audio Research in New York City, and ultimately landing him in a band in Boulder, Colorado where he was the drummer and band manager.  

It was in Colorado that Steven met his wife, Monica.  They are now celebrating 43 years!  They have two children and four grandchildren.  Steven grew up in a Jewish family which established the values that he still holds close today.  Steven and Monica became believers in Yeshua and gave their lives to their Messiah 1994.

As president of Empire Recycling Corporation, and the Empire Recycling Family of Companies, Steven is fortunate that his position provides many opportunities to give back… not only on the corporate level through community partnerships with not-for-profit organizations, but also giving of his time.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Rescue Mission of Utica, the Board of Directors and Performing Arts Chair of Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, and He is  a former Board Member of the Mohawk Valley Council on Alcoholism and Addition and Sitrin Healthcare Foundation. Steven also served as a former Board President for Temple Beth-El.  Steven’s love of music has kept him active on worship teams for 25-years at various Messianic congregations, and he currently in a leadership position at Beit Messiah.

Enjoy some fabulous Sukkot music as well!!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Chana Manarchuck Interview

It isn't every day that I get to interview the mother of one of my favorite Messianic recording artists!

Today's show features an interview with Chana Manarchuck, mother of Joshua Aaron, and lots of Joshua's music!!

Chana was born in Haifa, Israel and has known Yeshua for 42 years.  She is the proud mother of five children, among them Messianic recording artist Joshua Aaron. 

You will be blessed as Chana opens up and shares her life!