The Messianic Jewish Community
of the Bay Area, California
Frequently asked questions
Messianic Judaism is a movement of Jewish congregations and groups committed to Yeshua the Messiah that embrace the covenantal responsibility of Jewish life and identity rooted in Torah, expressed in tradition, and renewed and applied in the context of the New Covenant.
As a movement for Yeshua within the people of Israel, we stand in solidarity with the larger Jewish community, including the state of Israel. We are committed to the continuity of the Jewish people and to participation in our common tradition. As a movement for Yeshua, we also value and affirm our place within the entire community of Messiah and are committed to its genuine unity.
“Tsemach Adonai,” is Hebrew for “Branch (or shoot) of the Lord,” as referred to in Isaiah 4:2:
“In that day the Branch of the L-rd shall be beautiful and glorious; and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and appealing for those of Israel who have escaped.”