• Fall Feasts 2019 - Pray for a Mighty Harvest

    Hananeel Fall Feast Outreach Services

    Happy New Year! Yes, to many Christians this seems odd, but in the Jewish Calendar the year begins with Rosh Hashanah September 29th, 2019. The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah actually means “Head of the Year.” Jewish tradition states, "Just like the head controls the body, our actions on Rosh Hashanah have a tremendous impact on the rest of the year." As believers we know that our salvation is secure in Messiah, but if you are in need of a renewed commitment in your life to serve the Master, this is as good a time as any for "New Year Resolutions."

    Traditional Rosh Hashanah prayers read on this day express the belief that each year on this day “all inhabitants of the world pass before G‑d like a flock of sheep,” and it is decreed in the heavenly court “who shall live, and who shall die... who shall be impoverished and who shall be enriched; who shall fall and who shall rise.” This reminds us of the parable of Jesus about the sheep and the goats in Matthew 25...

  • Passover 2022

    Passover Outreach

    After a two year hiatus, due to Covid restrictions, praise God we will be once again holding our annual Passover Outreach Seder at the Buck Hotel in Feasterville, Tuesday, April 19th. 

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    When we begain planning for this Passover event we never expected the dramatic events that would take place in the world in the days since. Passover is a feast of the Lord with central themes of "freedom" - of Israel's freedom from slavery in Egypt and freedom from the bondage of sin represented by the Passover lamb.

    This year, those themes will be even more on the mind's of many of our attendees who came to America to find religious and personal freedom from the oppression of communist Russia. 

    Many of our regular attendees, as well as the general Russian speaking Jewish community of Northeast Philadelphia, were former residents of Ukraine. When these Jewish "Refuseniks" were finally granted asylum in America they found themselves in a strange position.

    Many have said, "In Russia (Ukraine) we were always reminded that we were JEWISH, but when we came to America eveyone thinks we are RUSSIAN."

    In the Soviet Union Jewish people were routinely discriminated against, and suffered great persecution. Now these dear Jewish souls are traumatized once again as they see their Ukrainian homeland attacked and laid waste by Putin's war that has shocked the world and brought terrifying reminders of the holocaust. 

  • Spring Feasts 2020

    Purim and Passover Outreach

    Please join with us in prayer for a bountiful spring harvest

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    With the passing of Hanukkah, and a the start of a new year, we hunker down for winter with an eye already fixed on the spring feasts of the Hebraic calendar.

    The feast of Purim is celebrated before Passover and is a feast that was added after the giving of the Law. But Purim is signficant in one very interesting aspect -- the book of Esther is completely dedicated to the events surrounding it. No other feast has such bragging rights.