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Old Jaffa
Beit Immanuel represents a movement dating back to the 1800's dedicated to Aliyah (return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel), the restoration of Messianic Jews and the proclamation of the Messianic Jewish hope in Yeshua (Jesus.)

Who we are

Beit Immanuel is a community of Messianic Jews and Gentiles bringing healing and restoration for the people of Israel and for the lost sons and daughters of this generation.

Our History

Our Team

Jaffa
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    Beit Immanuel represents a movement dating back to the 1800's dedicated to Aliyah (return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel), the restoration of Messianic Jews and the proclamation of the Messianic Jewish hope in Yeshua (Jesus.)

    Following the outbreak of the French Revolution many Christians in Britain, America and Europe sensed the time was approaching when Jesus the Messiah would return. They understood from the Bible that prior to His second coming Israel would return to her Land.

    In the 1820's a British organization associated with the Anglican Church (LJS, today CMJ) came to the Land of Israel to proclaim this message and promote Aliyah. Most of the early workers landed at Jaffa, and in 1844 opened a centre in Jaffa's Old City. These early pioneers were instrumental in helping establish the indigenous community of Messianic Jews and Arabs at Beit Immanuel.

    For more information on the fascinating story of Beit Immanuel and the Messianic Jews you can arrange for a visit. Please go to our Heritage Center and Museum site.


Who We Are

Who we are
  • read more...

    Beit Immanuel is a community of Messianic Jews and Gentiles bringing healing and restoration for the people of Israel and for the lost sons and daughters of this generation.

    We are a family-oriented ministry demonstrating the blessings of our rich heritage as the people of Israel together with our New Covenant commitment to Yeshua and the Spirit-led life. We are a community here to serve the people of our nation.

    Beit Immanuel is one of the first congregations of Messianic Jews in modern Israel and we have been privileged to witness and help nurture the steady growth and maturing Messianic believers over the last 50 years in this land. Beit Immanuel is just one example of the many congregations in Israel learning to care for this new generation of Messianic Jews in exciting and demanding times.

    We have a number of young men and women serving in the Israeli army, and we are blessed with many young people from the former Soviet Union. The large majority of our members are young families with small children.

    We serve our community with Family Ministries, Children’s Shabbat School, Youth Meetings, Single Parent Family Support, Feeding the Poor, Helping Holocaust Survivors, Men’s and Women’s Meetings, Support for soldiers serving in the Israeli army, Community Volunteering and more.

    Visit our Community Services page for more information.

David Lazarus
  • David Lazarus

    David is Senior Pastor of the Beit Immanuel Congregation.

    Together with his wife Michaella and their four children they have been pioneers in the spiritual rebirth of the Jewish people in Israel since the 1970’s. David grew up in a traditional Jewish family and became a Messianic Jew while living in the Sinai Desert. Since then he has dedicated his life to studying the Hebrew scriptures and leading Jewish people to their Messiah. David served in the Israeli army for over 25 years. David is also a leader in promoting reconciliation between Arab and Messianic Jews in the Middle East. He leads seminars internationally on Israel and on current events among the Messianic Jews. He holds degrees in biblical studies and journalism and writes for numerous publications and newspapers.


Hadassah - Children's Ministry
  • Hadassah - Children's Ministry

    Our home group leaders make up an important part of our leadership team.

    Hadassah is a trained special needs children's teacher in the Israeli education system. Hadassah oversees the family and children's ministry in the congregation and trains the Shabbat School teaching staff for Beit Immanuel's Messianic Jewish Congregation.


Dima and Sarah - Youth Ministry
  • Dima & Sarah - Youth Ministry

    Dima is a professional animation artist and key youth leader in the Messianic Body in Israel.

    His wife Sarah works as a Registered Nurse in the Maternity Ward in Tel-Aviv’s main hospital. They just had their first baby! The couple leads our youth ministries and bring fresh, inspiring and relevant instruction to young Messianic Jews aged 13-18. They invest in the spiritual development of our young people and accompany them through the challenging teen years.

Aleksey Raikhstadt
  • Aleksey Raikhstadt

    Aleksey represents the younger generation of leaders amongst the Messianic Jews in Israel.

    Together with his wife Alla they immigrated to Israel from Yakutiya in the far eastern regions of Siberia. They have three children born in Israel. Aleksey leads home-groups, teaches Bible classes and helps oversee the daily operations of our congregation. He is now working on a doctorate in Biblical Preaching.


Annu - Care and Counseling
  • Annu - Care and Counseling

    Annu is a trained counselor with a Masters Degree in Biblical Counseling.

    She works with widows and single parent families. Annu provides regular support in prayer and counseling to people going through difficult times in life. She is also preparing young Messianic Jews in preparation for marriage.


Home Group Leaders
  • Home Group Leaders

    Our home group leaders make up an important part of our leadership team.

    We put an emphasis on strong, secure relationships among the leadership and strive to be examples of unity, grace, and love to the whole flock. As Messianic Jews who believe in Yeshua we look to model and teach our people accountability, vulnerability, and gentleness in all of our relationships at home and in our fellowship.

Who We Are

  • Who We Are
    Read More

    Beit Immanuel is a community of Messianic Jews and Gentiles bringing healing and restoration for the people of Israel and for the lost sons and daughters of this generation.

    We are a family-oriented ministry demonstrating the blessings of our rich heritage as the people of Israel together with our New Covenant commitment to Yeshua and the Spirit-led life. We are a community here to serve the people of our nation.

    Beit Immanuel is one of the first congregations of Messianic Jews in modern Israel and we have been privileged to witness and help nurture the steady growth and maturing Messianic believers over the last 50 years in this land. Beit Immanuel is just one example of the many congregations in Israel learning to care for this new generation of Messianic Jews in exciting and demanding times.

    We have a number of young men and women serving in the Israeli army, and we are blessed with many young people from the former Soviet Union. The large majority of our members are young families with small children.

    We serve our community with Family Ministries, Children’s Shabbat School, Youth Meetings, Single Parent Family Support, Feeding the Poor, Helping Holocaust Survivors, Men’s and Women’s Meetings, Support for soldiers serving in the Israeli army, Community Volunteering and more.

    Visit our Community Services page for more information.

Our History

  • Old Jaffa
    Our History

    Beit Immanuel represents a movement dating back to the 1800's dedicated to Aliyah (return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel), the restoration of Messianic Jews and the proclamation of the Messianic Jewish hope in Yeshua (Jesus.)

    Following the outbreak of the French Revolution many Christians in Britain, America and Europe sensed the time was approaching when Jesus the Messiah would return. They understood from the Bible that prior to His second coming Israel would return to her Land.

    In the 1820's a British organization associated with the Anglican Church (LJS, today CMJ) came to the Land of Israel to proclaim this message and promote Aliyah. Most of the early workers landed at Jaffa, and in 1844 opened a centre in Jaffa's Old City. These early pioneers were instrumental in helping establish the indigenous community of Messianic Jews and Arabs at Beit Immanuel.

    For more information on the fascinating story of Beit Immanuel and the Messianic Jews you can arrange for a visit. Please go to our Heritage Center and Museum site.

Our Team

  • David Lazarus
    David Lazarus

    David is Senior Pastor of the Beit Immanuel Congregation.

    Together with his wife Michaella and their four children they have been pioneers in the spiritual rebirth of the Jewish people in Israel since the 1970’s. David grew up in a traditional Jewish family and became a Messianic Jew while living in the Sinai Desert. Since then he has dedicated his life to studying the Hebrew scriptures and leading Jewish people to their Messiah. David served in the Israeli army for over 25 years. David is also a leader in promoting reconciliation between Arab and Messianic Jews in the Middle East. He leads seminars internationally on Israel and on current events among the Messianic Jews. He holds degrees in biblical studies and journalism and writes for numerous publications and newspapers.


  • Hadassah - Children's Ministry
    Hadassah - Children's Ministry

    Our home group leaders make up an important part of our leadership team.

    Hadassah is a trained special needs children's teacher in the Israeli education system. Hadassah oversees the family and children's ministry in the congregation and trains the Shabbat School teaching staff for Beit Immanuel's Messianic Jewish Congregation.

  • ALEKSEY RAIKHSTADT
    ALEKSEY RAIKHSTADT

    Aleksey represents the younger generation of leaders amongst the Messianic Jews in Israel.

    Together with his wife Alla they immigrated to Israel from Yakutiya in the far eastern regions of Siberia. They have three children born in Israel. Aleksey leads home-groups, teaches Bible classes and helps oversee the daily operations of our congregation. He is now working on a doctorate in Biblical Preaching.


  • Home Group Leaders
    Home Group Leaders

    Our home group leaders make up an important part of our leadership team.

    We put an emphasis on strong, secure relationships among the leadership and strive to be examples of unity, grace, and love to the whole flock. As Messianic Jews who believe in Yeshua we look to model and teach our people accountability, vulnerability, and gentleness in all of our relationships at home and in our fellowship.

  • Care and Counselling
    Care and Counselling

    Annu is a trained counselor with a Masters Degree in Biblical Counseling.

    She works with widows and single parent families. Annu provides regular support in prayer and counseling to people going through difficult times in life. She is also preparing young Messianic Jews in preparation for marriage.


  • Dima & Sarah - Youth Ministry
    Dima & Sarah - Youth Ministry

    Dima is a professional animation artist and key youth leader in the Messianic Body in Israel.

    His wife Sarah works as a Registered Nurse in the Maternity Ward in Tel-Aviv’s main hospital. They just had their first baby! The couple leads our youth ministries and bring fresh, inspiring and relevant instruction to young Messianic Jews aged 13-18. They invest in the spiritual development of our young people and accompany them through the challenging teen years.