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Ohev Yisrael has served the Washington, DC metropolitan area since 1980.  Our name is translated “lover of Israel,” referring to Yeshua (Jesus) as the one who loves Israel.  Our members come from diverse backgrounds to serve one another, pray for America and Israel, serve the Messianic Jewish community and fulfill the words of Ephesians 3:6 of Jews and Gentiles being members of one body.

We believe that, Yeshua (Jesus the Messiah) died for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day. We worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in a style reflective of first century synagogues where followers of Yeshua from both Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds assembled. Our worship and observances seek to fulfill Yeshua’s words for true worshipers, in spirit and in truth.


Mission

Our mission is to proclaim the good news of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) to the Jewish community and to provide a congregational home for Jewish believers and akin non-Jewish believers.

Ohev Yisrael is an active, Spirit-filled community that builds the kingdom of God, promotes Yeshua-centered Jewish life, and demonstrates Yeshua’s love to our world.
— Vision Statement

Belief STATEMENTS

WORSHIP
To worship and serve the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, through Yeshua by the power of the Holy Spirit.

PROCLAIM
To proclaim Yeshua (Jesus of Nazareth) as the Messiah of Israel and of the whole earth as witnesses of His resurrection by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit and to bring Jewish and non-Jewish people to a saving knowledge of the Messiah Yeshua through faith in His death and resurrection as the only and full atonement for all of mankind’s sins.

FELLOWSHIP
To provide occasions for fellowship and an environment where believers in Messiah Yeshua can express their faith and live a life in accordance with the Holy Scriptures.

GROWTH
To foster the spiritual growth of those who have received Yeshua into their hearts and have acknowledged a call to the restoration of first century Jewish roots of the Faith.

LEARNING
To provide for the spiritual education of both children and adults in a manner consistent with and in fulfillment of the Holy Scriptures.

AMERICA
To promote the general welfare of the United States of America, its Constitution, and its people through a legal and proper application of biblical truth for the prosperity of the nations of the earth.

ISRAEL
To uphold the nation of Israel and its importance to the believing community and to the world in fulfillment of biblical prophecy for the Divine purpose of redeeming the nations of the earth.

JEWISH IDENTITY
To identify as natural and adopted members with the community of Jewish people throughout the earth and to assist in worthwhile Jewish causes through practical participation.

BELIEVERS
To advocate, among the body of believers in Yeshua (Jesus), reconciliation between Jews and Gentiles and restoration of the first century Jewish roots of the Faith.

COMMUNITY
To impact our local and regional communities for good through charitable giving, involvement in community programs, and practical activities that promote biblically sound principles for a healthy society.