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UMJC Twenties Website!
To be perfect
to change often.
- Winston Churchill
Every time I hear of a miraculous manifestation of God, I ache with an indescribable longing. Granted, such explicit revelations of God don’t seem very commonplace, yet perhaps that’s what fuels our desire. It’s almost as if we were created with an unquenchable thirst that only our Creator can satisfy. This thirst drives us to […]
“From generation to generation we will declare Your greatness, and we will proclaim Your holiness for evermore. Your praise, our God, shall not leave our mouth forever, for You, God, are great and holy King. Blessed are you, Lord, the holy God” Excerpt from the Kedusha, Koren Siddur If I had to explain my experience […]
B’reishit… well, maybe not the beginning, but another kind of beginning… I began attending a Messianic Congregation for the first time in my twenties. In the beginning, I was only looking for and curious about the Jewish roots of my faith. There wasn’t a twenties ministry at the time; however, it didn’t take long for it […]
I am a mutt. True to the definition of ‘a melting pot,’ I have a little bit of everything in my genetic make-up. For both of my parents, growing up as a mutt was not that big of a deal. They lived in the ‘melting pot’ era, they were Americans, and that was all they […]
Can you say “growtivation”?… But seriously, Kabbetz Haesrim in Chicago was an amazingly fun and inspirational weekend. Making a new word to describe it might not be a bad idea. This was the first year that the annual UMJC conference for 20s was held as one national shabbaton rather than 3 regional events. These conferences […]
The settlement of Itamar, nestled at the heart of the West Bank, has been quiet for nearly six years. Surrounded by rolling green and golden Samarian hills and immersed in the traditions of the Orthodox, a peace-loving and optimistic community, Itamar stood as a threat to those who hate peace. And so, on March 11, […]
Welcome to our Featured Article section!… We are very excited about this special section that we’ve dedicated to our twenties community. This section will provide a platform for young twenties, just like yourself, to share your heart and your voice. We will be featuring one article a month from twenties all over the world. If […]
Friends, we are right now in the darkest time of the year. The days are short and dim, but we fill our souls with so much joy and love during this season. We visit and spend time with family, light candles on Hanukkah, and warm ourselves by fires. Though you are filling yourself with light at this time, […]
Written by Monique Brumbach Synagogue attendance and ritual observance have become less popular features of Jewish society. Interestingly, 21st century Jewry is rallying around a new center: the practice and pursuit of tikkun olam.I propose that we should pursue tikkun olam actively and tangibly through our Messianic congregations and communal institutions, and that doing so forms a stronger […]
*Aaron Kasdan is part of the core group that has conceived and been planning the Asheville Music Festival. In addition he is an intern at Congregation Sha’arei Shalom in Cary, NC. A Conversation about the Asheville Music Festival Aaron, I first heard about the Asheville Music Festival at last year’s Kabbetz HaEsrim conference in Chicago. […]