What To Expect On Shabbat
We are a warm and friendly bunch of folk who share a common bond of love for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and His Son, Messiah Yeshua. You are free to spend the entire Shabbat with us or just come for Shabbat service, fellowship, or any of our classes and Bible Studies.
Below, you will learn more about what happens at Beit Lechem during Shabbat and how to prepare for it.
Our Messianic services and Bible studies each Shabbat are led by Rabbi John Hernandez-Benheretz, who has been a pastor and Rabbi for over 20 years.
We begin every service with Messianic worship that glorifies our Father in Heaven and His Son, Messiah Yeshua. We read blessings from the Messianic Siddur (prayer book) as well as Scriptures from the Tanakh (Hebrew Scriptures) and the Brit Chadashah (apostolic writings). Our Tanakh readings, known as Parashot, are the same as those read in Jewish synagogues around the world. Each Parasha reading is listed on our Messianic events calendar.
During the message portion of our service, Rabbi John teaches us the Hebraic perspective of these readings and/or other topics.
Join us as we worship the Lord, partake of the Living Word, and break bread together.
Friday Night (Erev) Shabbat Service
Join us as we worship the Lord, partake of the Living Word, and fellowship together.
Please see our calendar for all service dates and times.
Oneg (Fellowship Lunch)
Based on the Biblical instruction in Leviticus 11, we don’t eat anything that may contain pig, shrimp, lobster, bacon, lard or any related products, so as to observe the distinction between the clean and the unclean.
Messianic Bible Study
Check our calendar for current dates and times of all of our classes.
Our Preferred Bible
Dress / Attire
Men in our congregation, who wish to do so, wear the traditional Jewish prayer shawl (tallit) and a kippah during service, while some women wear veils. They are not requirements.