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Introduction to Messianic Jewish Thought

Pastor Matt McKeown, Instructor
Course Code: URI-101

In this course we will discover that the Foundation of the Christian faith is a Jewish one. Prepare to have your mind and spirit challenged as we delve into the Proper Jewish framework of the Messianic faith.


The Jewishness of the Gospels

Pastor Matt McKeown, Instructor
Course Code: URI-102

The gospels are Christian, right? Believers from the church may not realize just how Jewish the gospels are. Learning the concepts in this course will give Christians a greater understanding of the Jewish context of the New Testament and the life and ministry of Jesus.


The Five Hebrew Words that will Change Your Life

Pastor Matt McKeown, Instructor
Course Code: URI-103

In this course we will learn a little vocabulary and go a little deeper into the concepts we discussed in the first 2 courses. This course is designed to start discussion and make you think. There are no quizzes for this course. Take your own notes and try to bounce these new ideas off of a fellow Christian and get their thoughts.


Paul under a Jewish Microscope

Pastor Matt McKeown, Instructor
Course Code: URI-104

In this course we will dig deeper into the life, theology, background and ministry of Rav Sha'ul, the Apostle Paul. Why is circumcision such a big deal? Do we truly understand the book of Galatians? These and other questions will be answered as we take this journey together.


At the Footsteps of Ancient Messianic Judaism

Rabbi Itzhak Shapira, Pastor Matt McKeown, and Eldad Keynan, Instructors
Course Code: URI-105

In this groundbreaking course, we will explore tombs, caves and ancient homes and synagogues to find out the extent of the spread of Messianic Judaism in Israel. Join Rabbi Shapira, Pastor Matt and Eldad Keynan as we enter sites that sometimes the general public cannot enter. Did Jews tolerate the believers in Yeshua? Is it possible that Jews, Messianic Jews and Christians could live together in peace? What changes occurred in Jewish burial practice because of the coming of Yeshua? What are some of the symbols that prove that a place is Messianic Jewish? All of these questions and more will be answered in this course. Let's begin this life-changing journey through history!


At the Footsteps of Rabbi Yeshua

Rabbi Itzhak Shapira, Pastor Matt McKeown, and Eldad Keynan, Instructors
Course Code: URI-106

In this course, we will travel once again to the Holy Land of Israel and visit many spots that pertain to Yeshua as our chief Rabbi. We begin at the burial place of the RAMBAM and travel through the Galil to many exciting places. What can praying at the gravesite of a tzadik teach us about praying ‘in the name’ of Yeshua? How can the Christian site of Tabgha where the multiplication of the fish and loaves teach us about Messianic Judaism? This and many other exciting questions will be answered in this wonderful course. We will also show interactions with fellow Jews, Arab Christians and even a Catholic priest as we Journey through Israel to the places where Yeshua spent much of his time. Join us at the footsteps of our chef rabbi, Rabbi Yeshua!


Jerusalem, Past, Present & Future

Rabbi Itzhak Shapira, Pastor Matt McKeown, and Eldad Keynan, Instructors
Course Code: URI-107

Join Pastor Matt and Rabbi Shapira as they travel both ancient and modern Jerusalem. In this course we will look at the first and second temple and talk about the 3rd Temple. Who will build it? We will look at Jerusalem's Haredi (ultra orthodox) population and ask them personally about the present day state of Israel. Do they support it? Finally we will look at the Last Days with an actual 400 year old scroll of Jeremiah at the Western Wall. Where is the Messiah today? Is he ready to return? Join us!


From Jesus to Yeshua

Dr. Doug Wheeler & Pastor Matt McKeown, Instructors
Course Code: URI-108

From Jesus to Yeshua explores the identity of the Messianic Believer from the Nations. Is it possible to have a Jewish identity without being Jewish? Dr. Doug Wheeler and Pastor Matt McKeown explain the complex concept of ‘the remnant’ and what is the prophetic role of the gentiles in the last days. We will learn about the principle of ‘all Israel will be saved’ and what is the spiritual meaning of the term ‘Hebrew’. Finally, we will scratch the surface of the explanation of the 5 levels of the Jewish soul and how this ties in to our understanding of this change in perspective.


Biblical Hebrew & Jewish Thought

Rabbi Itzhak Shapira, Instructor
Course Code: URI-109

This Biblical Hebrew & Jewish Thought Level I course deals with the foundation of the Hebrew language and various biblical texts. In this course, the students will be exposed to basic Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and various Hebraic terms as related to the Hebrew Bible. Join Rabbi Shapira to learn how to read, study, and learn the Bible while learning the Hebrew Holy Tongue!


Biblical Hebrew and Jewish Ethics

Rabbi Itzhak Shapira, Instructor
Course Code: URI-110

Join us every week for a few minutes lesson in Hebrew straight from the weekly Torah Portion. This is a bonus course that will be updated weekly.


Hebrew Concept of the Week from the Portion

Rabbi Itzhak Shapira, Instructor
Course Code: URI-111

The Holy tongue hiding powerful concepts about the kingdom of G-D and the coming of the Messiah. Join us for step by step journey through the weekly Torah portion in our Quest to find the Jewish Messiah.


Israel, Africa & the Redemption

Pastor Dumisani Washington, Instructor
Course Code: URI-112

Israel, Africa & the Redemption is a 15-week course offered as part of Yeshiva Shuvu Africa led by Rabbi Itzhak Shapira and Ahavat Ammi Ministries. The course is taught by Dumisani Washington, Founder and CEO of the Institue for Black Solidarity with Israel (IBSI), former Diversity Outreach Coordinator for the over 10-million member, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), and author of Zionism & the Black Church: Why Standing with Israel will be a Defining Issue for Christians of Color in the 21st Century. Zionism & the Black Church is the primary text for Israel, Africa & the Redemption.

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