Rabbi Harold and Nadia Rosin
Rabbi Harold and his wife Nadia have each been believers in Yeshua and have been serving the Jewish Messiah for over thirty years. They met each other while attending Beth Sar Shalom and were married in 2015. Rabbi Harold has been on the leadership team for over seven years while Nadia leads the ladies’ fellowship. They currently reside in Boynton Beach.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1
To proclaim the Good News of salvation through Yeshua the Messiah and to develop fully mature believers in order to accomplish that task.
A clear difference of perspective has evolved within Messianic Judaism in our times. Some have taken the position that Messianic Judaism should be reserved primarily for the Hebrew people, encouraging non-Hebrews to remain as faithful members of the Christian Church.
Others have taken a middle position, teaching that the Torah has a primary application to Hebrew people, but that non-Hebrews are invited (and even encouraged) to espouse some of the Torah in solidarity with Hebrew believers.
At Beth Sar Shalom Florida we believe the Scriptures, both Tanach (Old Testament) and Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament), are clear in stating that the people of God are one people, and that the Torah (the teaching of God) is applicable to all who are in Yeshua (Jesus), regardless of their ethnicity, gender, or station in life. This position has become known as “One Torah,” which Beth Sar Shalom Florida affirms without reservation.
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We believe in the unity of God as reflected in the Shema (Devarim/Deuteronomy 6:4). God is the Creator of all things. He is infinite and perfect, eternally existing as a tri-unity: Creator, Redeemer, and Comforter.
We believe that God the Redeemer (Son) became flesh in the person of Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth, the promised Messiah, that He possesses all the distinct attributes of deity, and hence He is God.
We believe the Ruach HaKodesh (The Holy Spirit) possesses all the distinct attributes of deity and hence He is God.
We believe that anyone who, by faith, trusts Messiah Yeshua as Savior and Redeemer is immediately forgiven of sin and becomes a child of God. This salvation is not the result of any human effort or merit.
We believe the Torah (teaching) of God as revealed through Moses is instruction for our lifestyle in Messiah. The purpose of observing Biblical practices are to focus on biblical truths and magnify Yeshua.
If you would like a more comprehensive statement on what we believe and how our community runs please click here to read our booklet entitled, “Who Are We?”
What is Beth Sar Shalom?
Beth Sar Shalom is a faith community that stresses the Hebrew context of the Good News of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah. We employ Jewish forms of worship, use Hebrew in some of our liturgy and stress the connection of Messiah to the Hebrew Scriptures. By enlisting as many of the features of the synagogue as are consistent with the Messiah’s teaching, Beth Sar Shalom provides a familiar environment for Jewish believers and seekers, many of whom are intimidated, confused, or simply uncomfortable among the trappings of Christian churches.
Who attends Beth Sar Shalom?
Messianic families often turn to Beth Sar Shalom because it helps children understand what it means to be a believer in the Messiah, and helps create a link to a faith community larger than their immediate family. It is easy for Messianic children to become disconnected from their heritage in a Christian church. Similarly, many interfaith couples find that Beth Sar Shalom is the most comfortable home for both spouses, especially when it comes time to raise children.
Beth Sar Shalom also emphasizes the celebration of the Biblical festivals, which often become events for members of the wider community who do not know Messiah. These celebrations allow Messianic believers to talk with others and answer their questions about Messiah Yeshua and a Messianic lifestyle.
Do I have to be (Hebrew) Jewish to attend Beth Sar Shalom?
No. Beth Sar Shalom is composed of both (Hebrew) Jewish and non-(Hebrew) Jewish families. We emphasize support for Israel and the (Hebrew) Jewish people in general. Non-(Hebrews) Jews who are attracted to Beth Sar Shalom often express a sense of having been “called” to be part of us. Others express the thought that they receive a form of teaching they have found lacking elsewhere.
Why do we need Messianic faith communities like Beth Sar Shalom?
We need Messianic faith communities because such faith communities are a useful means to reach out to Jewish people with the Gospel and to disciple them through sound teaching once they have become believers. Beth Sar Shalom is also an excellent “settling place” for intermarried (Jewish and non-Jewish) couples who may find a Messianic community more comfortable than a church setting.
We believe that Yeshua must be at the center of our life and worship style! Beth Sar Shalom sends a positive message to both the Jewish community and to the churches: that faith in Yeshua is compatible with a Torah based lifestyle. We also serve as a reminder that the Jewish people are a key component of the Great Commission.
How is Beth Sar Shalom different from a church?
Messianic faith communities are similar to churches in the sense that they support and teach the basic tenets of Scripture as found in both the Tanach and Apostolic writings. They are different because they do so in a Biblically Jewish way, with Jewish liturgy, music and other features of Jewish community life, which adds a dimension not found in Christian traditions.
How is Beth Sar Shalom different from a traditional synagogue?
Just as there are many kinds of synagogues that may differ significantly from one another, the same may also be said about Messianic faith communities. However, the overarching difference between traditional synagogues and Beth Sar Shalom is that we believe the Apostolic writings to be revealed Scripture along with the Tanach (Old Testament). Therefore, we believe that Yeshua ben David is the Messiah who is the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Tanach, which traditional synagogues do not.
What types of holidays are observed at Beth Sar Shalom?
With regard to faith observances, Messianic faith communities – like congregations in the more traditional streams of Judaism – cover a broad spectrum. However, Beth Sar Shalom engages in the following:
– Sabbath celebration: Erev Shabbat (Friday evening) and Shabbat (Saturday morning)
– All Biblical Holy Days
– Popular holidays such as Purim and Hanukkah (winter)
– Memorial services such as Holocaust Remembrance Day.
– Life cycle events such as circumcision, bar/bat mitzvah, and weddings
The greatest concentration of Biblical traditions will typically be seen in the context of the weekly Sabbath service. You will find Hebrew (always translated) liturgy, traditional Jewish songs, procession of the Torah scroll, the sounding of a Shofar and other culturally Jewish components which should serve to proclaim the Messiahship of Yeshua and the preeminence of God’s Word.
Is Beth Sar Shalom evangelistic?
Yes we are. Statistics show that the most effective means of reaching people is through a strong, well-rounded faith community.
Jewish people are culturally raised to resist any consideration that Yeshua (Jesus) is Messiah. Most must hear the Gospel numerous times before they begin to take it to heart. Once that happens, there is usually a time of deep personal reflection before they accept the Gospel, because of the stigma and conflict that this decision will generate from their family and non-believing community. To take that step within a community of faithful Messianic believers makes it not only easier to consider, but also provides support through the crucial, vulnerable stages as they begin their faith journey.
Beth Sar Shalom may practice different types of evangelism through outreach events, community literature distribution, and specialized programs, but our most powerful impact comes through growing the community of faith in a way that effectively reaches beyond the cultural resistance of people.
What does Beth Sar Shalom teach about Yeshua (Jesus)?
Beth Sar Shalom teaches the Messiahship of Yeshua ben David as found in the Tanach and Apostolic Scriptures. This would include His Deity, the Virgin Birth, the Incarnation, His Atoning Sacrifice, Resurrection, Ascension and the expectation of His visible, physical return. Beth Sar Shalom stresses the Jewish context of Messiah’s earthly ministry and His connection with Messianic expectation based upon the teachings of the Tanach.
Why does Beth Sar Shalom meet on Saturday?
For many people in North American society, Sunday has become the “Sabbath” although our calendars show that it is the first day of the week. Indeed, some Christian confessions of faith claim that the Sabbath was changed after the death and resurrection of Yeshua to Sunday.
There is, however, no Scriptural support for this view. There is no clear Biblical mandate for meeting on a specific day of the week to worship the Lord other than the Sabbath. The Sabbath of the Lord is the seventh day, which is called Saturday today. This has been true, according to the Scriptures, from Creation and has been honored by the Jewish people since the time of Moses, some 3500 years ago. In keeping with the Biblical practice, tradition, and culture, Beth Sar Shalom continues the practice of Yeshua and his followers by keeping the Sabbath. Beth Sar Shalom meets on Saturday morning to follow the Biblical practice and in order to sustain the identity and Biblical heritage of our faith.
Is there a unique contribution of Beth Sar Shalom to the body of the Messiah?
Beth Sar Shalom becomes a cultural bridge for our families to tell the rest of their family about their decision. Over the long term, there are usually many opportunities to then reach out to other family members. This is even more important for a married person who needs to witness to their spouse in a culturally sensitive environment. Messianic faith communities have been the most effective means to bring whole families to faith.
Is Beth Sar Shalom a good place to bring my Jewish friend?
Beth Sar Shalom addresses the greatest concern of Jewish people who are considering the Messiah: the fear of losing their Jewish identity. By teaching the Bible from its Jewish perspective and expressing Biblical faith in a Jewish context, Beth Sar Shalom is a “spiritually friendly” place for Jewish people.
Is Beth Sar Shalom the only Messianic congregation?
No, we are far from alone. Messianic worship is growing so quickly as a movement, and is so diverse, that precise numbers are hard to come by. So, what’s the number? An educated estimate would be that there are about 400 viable, functioning congregations worldwide. This number is a huge increase from the small handful of Messianic Congregations that existed 50 years ago – so it is nothing short of remarkable!