"Don't think that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete."  Matthew 5:17

Kehilah Portland

 

A Messianic Jewish Synagogue

 
     
"I am speaking the truth as one who belongs to the Messiah, I do not lie; and also bearing witness is my conscience, governed by the Ruach HaKodesh: my grief is so great, the pain in my heart so constant, that I could wish myself actually under God's curse and separated from the Messiah, if it would help my brothers, my own flesh and blood, the people of Isra'el! They were made God's children, the Sh'khinah has been with them, the covenants are theirs, likewise the giving of the Torah, the Temple service and the promises; the Patriarchs are theirs; and from them, as far as his physical descent is concerned, came the Messiah, who is over all. Praised be Adonai for ever! Amen." Romans 9:4 - 5
   

Congregation Affiliation

Kehilah Portland is a Messianic Jewish Synagogue located in South Portland Maine with the following affiliations:

 

Since 1967, when Jerusalem came back into Jewish hands, tens of thousands of Jewish people have come into the kingdom of God. Many of these Messianic Jews did not want to assimilate and immediately began to form themselves into Messianic congregations to retain their Jewish heritage and to be a light to their Jewish people.

By the early 1970's the MJAA was already deeply involved with assisting, encouraging, counselling, and even training leaders for Messianic congregations.

As more and more congregations were formed, many within the MJAA had a desire to form a fellowship of Messianic congregations or synagogues under the auspices of the MJAA. The purpose of such an organization would be to strengthen one another, unite in the Lord, and work together in this Endtime Jewish revival.

The Lord has been speaking to the hearts of those within the Alliance that NOW is the time to move ahead with this fellowship of Messianic congregations. As a result, in the spring of 1986, The International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS) was formed.

The IAMCS is comprised of over 150 Messianic Congregations and Synagogue throughout the world. Our web site lists congregations affiliated with IAMCS - link

The Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), founded in 1915, is the largest association of Messianic Jews and non-Jewish believers in Yeshua (Jesus) in the world. Its purpose is threefold:

• To testify to the large and growing number of Jewish people who believe that Yeshua (Hebrew for Jesus) is the promised Jewish Messiah and Savior of the world;

• To bring together Jews and non-Jews who have a shared vision for Jewish revival; and

• Most importantly, to introduce our Jewish brothers and sisters to the Jewish Messiah Yeshua.

Why is this necessary? For many centuries Jews have frequently suffered at the hands of those calling themselves followers of Jesus. At the same time, the "Good News" or gospel of Yeshua was often presented without mention of this gospel's roots in God's relationship with His Jewish people throughout Scripture, and His promise of salvation through the Jewish Messiah.

These factors lead many Jews to assume that to follow Yeshua is to leave the faith of their fathers and become non-Jews. The MJAA has worked to combat this misperception for nearly 90 years.

Most MJAA members attend independent Messianic Jewish congregations and synagogues. The MJAA is also affiliated with Messianic Jewish alliances in fifteen countries, including Israel.

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