THE MOEDIM  
G-d's Appointed Times

PESACH  (PASSOVER)

The Feast of Unleavened Bread

 

Leviticus 23:5-8

 

The Hebrew word "Pesach" means "to spring, jump or pass over" something; hence the English name, Passover. This is a historical reference to G-D's deliverance of Israel from the bondage of Egypt, as recorded in Exodus. Passover is rich in the symbolism of the Messiah's death, burial, and resurrection.

 

Passover clearly typifies redemption in a dramatic way. It is a holy day commemorating G-D's deliverance of Israel from the slavery of Egypt. Yet, Passover also holds a greater prophetic picture of G-D's plan for world redemption.

 

A structured order of service was developed into the Haggadah, a booklet that retells the history and significance of Passover. The Passover seder is a ceremonial dinner centered around reading the Haggadah.  Most Jewish communities outside Israel celebrate the seder the first two nights of Passover (the 15th and 16th of the Hebrew month of Nisan).

 

The seder is the focal point of the celebration of Passover, yet it is an eight-day holy day. The Torah says we are to remove the leaven from our homes and eat matzah during this time.

 

Click here to learn about Preparing Your Home For Passover: PreparingyourhomeforPassover.pdf

 

Dates:

Sunset of April 8th through nightfall of April 15th, 2020

 

No Work Days:

Sunset of April 8th through nightfall of April 9th (1st Day)

Sunset of April 14th through nightfall of April 15th (7th Day)

 

Seders:

Instead of a Community Seder this year, we are encouraging everyone to invite friends to their homes for seders during Unleavened Bread.

 

SHAVUOT

Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai

 

Leviticus 23:15-21

 

The significance of this holy day, like most other Biblical festivals, can be largely understood by its name. In this passage, the holy day is called Yom HaBikkurim (First Fruits), because it is a day of bringing first fruits as an offering to G-D.

 

This holy day is better known by two other names. Jewish people know it as Shavuot (Weeks) because it occurs seven weeks after a specific event (Deuteronomy 16:10). Greek-speaking Jews and many non-Jewish Christians called this day "Pentecost" (fiftieth) because it occurs fifty days after the given day (Leviticus 23:16). Shavuot is designated as a time of thanksgiving for the early harvest. G-D's faithfulness in providing the early wheat harvest increases hopefulness for an abundant fall harvest (Sukkot). Giving thanks for present provision leads to faith for future addition. What a wonderful G-D we serve! He provides all our needs through His riches in glory in Messiah (Philippians 4:19)!

 

Dates:

Sunset of May 28th through nightfall of May 29th, 2020

 

No Work Days:

Sunset of May 28th through nightfall of May 29th, 2020

 

Services:

Erev Shavuot Service

May 28th, 2020 at 7 pm\

 

ROSH HASHANAH / YOM TERUAH

HEAD OF THE YEAR/ DAY OF TRUMPETS
Leviticus 23:23-25

 

Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, "head of the year" or "first of the year." Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year.

 

The purpose of this holy day is summed up in one word -- regathering, since the fall holidays call us to regather to a pure faith in G-D. Rosh Hashanah has come to represent the day of repentence. It is the day when the people of Israel take stock of their spiritual condition and make the necessary changes to ensure that the upcoming new year will be pleasing to G-D.

 

The most noticeable custom is the shofar, the trumpet mentioned in the Biblical text. The shofar is sounded in the synagogue with four different notes: tekia (blast), shevarim (broken notes), teruah (alarm) and tekia gedolah (the great blast). These notes provide some spiritual lessons. Rabbis observed that the shofar was used in the ancient world to hail a king. So, too, at Rosh HaShanah, all Israel is said to appear before the King of Kings in anticipation of personal judgement. Also, often in the Bible, the shofar was sounded to gather the troops together for battle (see Joshua 6). In this case, the shofar is our "wake-up call," an alarm to call us to our appointed times.

 

Dates:

Sunset of September 18th through nightfall of September 19th, 2020

No Work Days:

Sunset of September 18th through nightfall of September 19th, 2020

 

Services:

Erev Yom Teruah Service

September 18th at 7:00 pm

Please bring foods with Apples and Honey for a light oneg.

 

Yom Teruah Service:

September 19th at 10:00 am

 

Yom Kippur

 

Dates:

Sunset of September 27th through nightfall of September 28th, 2020

 

No Work Days:

Sunset of September 27th through nightfall of September 28th, 2020

Services:

Kol Nidre Service September 27th at 7:00 pm

Yom Kippur Service September 28th at 10:00 am

 

Sukkot

Sukkot

 

Dates:

Sunset of October 2nd through nightfall of October 9th, 2020

 

No Work Days:

Sunset of October 2nd through nightfall of October 3rd, 2020

Sunset of October 8th through nightfall of October 9th, 2020

Services:

Erev Sukkot Service

October 2nd, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Sukkahfest 

Family Day with BBQ

*TBD*

SHEMINI ATZERET/SIMCHAT TORAH SERVICE

 

"...On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Sukkot, seven day for the L-RD...on the eighth day, there shall be a holy convocation for you." Leviticus 23:34

 

Dates:

Shemini Atzeret: Sunset of October 9th through nightfall of October 10th, 2020

Simchat Torah: Sunset of October 10th through nightfall of October 11th, 2020

 

No Work Days:

Sunset of October 9th through nightfall of October 10th

 

 

Services:

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Service

October 10th, 2020 at 7:00 pm

 
ABOUT US

Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue exists to be a Messiah-centered, Torah observant community of Believers, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Our goal is to share the entirety of G-D's Word, which consists of the Tanakh and Brit Chadashah, with all peoples of all nations.

ADDRESS

850-484-0900

6700  SPANISH TRAIL

PENSACOLA, FL. 32504

 

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