We, Or HaOlam in Richmond, are a community of Jewish and Gentiles. Believers in the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We also believe in Yeshua the Messiah.
Our vision is
Or HaOlam is Hebrew for "The light of the world" as in Isaiah 49:6 and Matthew 5:14.
We gather weekly to worship G-d, teach, pray, and fellowship in a Jewish context. We support ministries caring for people in need in the land of Israel through former members of our congregation. We support the on-going ministry to the Jewish people in the USA and in other nations. We support organizations in the USA and other nations making the connection between the Jewish world and the believers in Yeshua.
We worship the LORD through Messianic Jewish songs of praise and traditional Jewish Liturgy, as practiced throughout the Jewish world for centuries.
We are committed to living a Jewish lifestyle, celebrating the Sabbath as well as the Jewish Festivals.
We fulfill our calling by Messiah Yeshua to be a light to the world as recorded in Matthew 5:14-16: “You are the light of the world... Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
We always be led by the Spirit of God - Isaiah 11:2-3: “And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears.”
We grow and walk in unity as we are urged to do in Ephesians 4:1-3: “...walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
For a time of Messianic worship preceding a liturgical Torah Service. Children up to 13 years old are invited to attend Sabbat School, right after the Blessing of the Children. If you are in need of prayer, you are welcome to join our prayer group. A time for food and fellowship, Oneg, following the Torah service.
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