Jewish Voice Today Magazine
1st Quarter 2017
Louis Kaplan was born December 13, 1915, to Russian Jewish parents in New York City. He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home, attended Hebrew school, and was made “a son of the commandment” at his Bar Mitzvah at age 13.
Jewish Voice Ministries International is a unique ministry that incorporates large-scale outreaches, including music festivals and medical clinics, to reach out with the love of Yeshua to thousands of Jews and people of other backgrounds.
When Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in the Soviet Union in 1985, he implemented “Perestroika” (restructuring) and “Glasnost” (openness). In 1985, Jonathan Bernis was in his second year as Messianic Rabbi of Congregation Shema Yisrael in Rochester, New York.
My first encounter with Ethiopia came in 1999 when one of our board members, Roger West, and a few other ministry leaders traveled to Ethiopia to find out what we could do to help.
Jewish Voice Connections Newsletter
1st Quarter 2017
Have you ever taken a child or a grandchild to a pediatrician's office? If you have, you've probably seen a familiar toy in the waiting room. It's usually a wooden block with large colorful beads threaded through a maze of crisscross wires. Children can push the beads up and down, back and forth along the wires on a rollercoaster ride.
These toys have a multipurpose. Not only do they keep a child occupied and entertained while they wait, they also stimulate the child’s mind with shapes, colors, counting, and hand-eye coordination.
Troy Wallace, our CLD (Congregational and Leadership Development) director recently brought one of these toys with him to the Messianic Jewish congregation in Chaza, Zimbabwe.
“I brought it because it perfectly symbolizes what we’re doing through our CLD outreaches across Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.”