Temple New Jerusalem (TNJ) is a messianic synagogue serving the Tampa Bay/ Clearwater/ St. Petersburg, FL. area. We are a community where both Jewish and non-Jewish people enjoy worshiping together. TNJ is a congregation which believes that Yeshua (Jesus) is the promised Messiah of Israel, and Savior of the world. We welcome visitors - all people are welcome!
At TNJ we honor both traditionally Jewish and contemporary worship. We use Davidic dance, Hebraic prayers from the traditional siddur, celebratory Torah services, and praise music that is characteristic of the worldwide messianic Jewish movement. No one is required to join in, and we never put people on the spot. You can come as you are, dress as you feel comfortable, watch and observe, or enter into the worship. It's all up to you. Whether you are Jewish, non-Jewish, or an interfaith couple or family, we strive to make you feel welcome, without pushing. A youth program is provided at every service for kids of all ages.
We host special services for high holidays, Passover Seder, Hanukkah and Purim. We also honor the national holidays of the State of Israel.
As the Rabbi, I love to teach. That is what a Rabbi does, and I take that part of my ministry calling most seriously. I strive to give you something in every message which will help bring you closer to God. We also have great programs for kids, and many warm-hearted, kind and loving people at our services.
I believe that it is important to bless the nation of Israel, and that those who bless Israel will be blessed.
We invite you to come to a Shabbat service at our synagogue. I would love the opportunity to meet you and share with you.