Baruch Haba! Welcome! The congregation was planted in November 1981, by our Rabbi Barney Kasdan and his wife Liz with 17 people at the first Shabbat service. Today we have a weekly service of over 200 people consisting of mostly Jews from various backgrounds (orthodox to secular) as well as non-Jews and intermarried families. Everyone is welcome no matter what background you may be from (Jew or Gentile, believer or seeker). Kehilat Ariel is a community where Jewish followers of Yeshua can enjoy their faith with their God-given heritage and non-Jews can learn more about the Jewish roots of their own faith in Yeshua.
Kehilat Ariel (Congregation of the Lion of G-d) is a synagogue of both Jews and Gentiles who believe that Yeshua (Jesus of Nazareth), is the promised Messiah of the Jewish Scriptures. As a Messianic Jewish Synagogue, we also hold to the essential doctrines of all the Scriptures (both Tenach and New Testament) such as mankind’s need for spiritual redemption and the provision of G-d through the life, death, and resurrection of Yeshua as the Messiah (Isaiah 53, Hebrews 9).