Our Culture

Who we are

Our Mission:

Together, we bring Yeshua to the Jewish People

Our Story:

Not since the first century have so many Jewish people embraced Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah and Lord as over the past few decades. For many Jewish believers, however, a traditional “church” environment proved to be too foreign or simply unable to nurture and sustain their identity as Jews. To serve the unique needs of these Jewish believers, the Lord saw fit to establish what have become known as “Messianic congregations” (sometimes referred to as “Messianic Jewish congregations”).

From its humble beginnings in 1981, Beth Ariel LA has served as a spiritual home for Jewish and Gentile believers who share a common faith in Messiah Yeshua. Our congregation is sensitive to the needs, backgrounds, and special struggles of the Jewish believer in The Greater Los Angeles Area. At the same time, we provide and exciting (and often enlightening) home for Gentile believers who desire to more fully appreciate the Jewish roots of their faith. We incorporate a creative approach to worship that reflects New Covenant (New Testament) teachings through the richness of Jewish culture as expressed in its history, holidays, and music. In Hebrew, the term “Beth Ariel” means “House of the Lion of God.” It is Beth Ariel LA’s confession that Yeshua is that “Lion … from the tribe of Judah” (Rev. 5:5). Baruch Hashem! (Praise His Name!)

Our Uniqueness:

As a Messianic congregation, Beth Ariel LA has a unique and specific emphasis (in contrast to the broader Body of Messiah):

Expressing Jewish cultural forms at regular worship services
Observing the feasts and holidays of Israel in a biblical and Messiah-centered manner
Identifying with the Jewish people in Los Angeles and Around the World
Rekindling the understanding of the inherent Jewish roots of faith in Yeshua
Witnessing to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile (Rom. 1:16)
Maintaining a Messianic Jewish remnant as a witness to God’s faithfulness to Israel
(Rom. 11:1-6)

Our Values:

The Word: Embracing the Truth

Authenticity: Living Honestly

Relevance: Reaching our Culture

Transformation: Becoming Like Messiah

Worship: Responding to Him

Messianic Jewish Identity and Expression

Community: Doing Life Together

The Supernatural: Experiencing God

Our Purpose:

Beth Ariel LA’s purpose is to bring people into an intimate relationship with God, to develop them into spiritual maturity, to assist Jewish believers in exploring and maintaining their Messianic Jewish identity, to assist Gentile believers in appreciating the Jewish roots of their faith, and to equip all believers for a life of service to the glory of God.

People love Beth Ariel LA

Great worship! Great teacher! Great people! Loving a GREAT GOD!!!!- Rick Sardella

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