What we believe
We are a Messianic Jewish congregation, a gathering of Jews and Gentiles, coming together to worship the one true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and Yeshua(Jesus), the promised Messiah of the Hebrew scriptures.
God is blessing His people (Jews and Gentiles) all over the world, and bringing them back into a right relationship with Him, "To the Jew first and also the Gentile" (Romans 1:16). In the book of Romans, chapter 11, verse 26-27, states that Adonai Our God desires all of Isreal to be saved, as promised in Isaiah 59:20-21, 27:9.
God provides a variety of ways to praise and worship His name, holding tru in the Messianic Jewish movement. He inspires shepherds with a vision, and visions vary by shepherd.
The vision that he Lord has given me is one of tradition, reverence, and praise, in our worship. In our services you will experience a traditionally inspired liturgical Jewish service blended with praise and teaching framed in traditional and contemporary Messianic Jewish music and teaching.
Rabbi Mark Shulman
our core beliefs
The Model of Return affirms that we are returning to the true Jewish faith of our forefathers, a faith that looked forward to the hope of a redeemer Messiah.
Our faith cannot be complete without this central tenet of messianism restored as a core value. We are returning to Messiah's Judaism, the Judaism He lived, taught and died for, and rose for. The message of Yeshua our Messiah affirms the true reality of Messianic Jewish faith, life and practice that is framed in the history of Israel as a nation that calls us to the responsibility of making known Messiah to our people as well as all nations. We "Return" to the fold of true Jewish faith, life and practice as Messiah lived and practiced it Himself.
Statement of Faith
Beth El Gibor is established on faith in the one (Echad, Deut 6:4) true G-d, the G-d of Abraham Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Yeshua. Beth El Gibor embraces the Tanakh (Hebrew Scriptures), Brit Chadashah (New Covenant), as the whole word of God. We believe in one G-d, revealed as Abba Father (I Cor. 1:3, Gal 1:1), Ruach ha-Kodesh (Holy Spirit, Gen. 1:2, John 3:3-8 & 14:17 26, Titus 3:5), and Son (Psalm 2 & 110:1, Isaiah 53, Luke 12:35-37) the chief cornerstone, Mashiach, Yeshua the promised Jewish Messiah to all of Israel and the nations.
Our Mission Statement
Beth El Gibor endeavors to reach the lost sheep of the house of Israel, and the nations in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. Our vision is the restoration of the people of Israel to their G-d, and to their calling and the grafting in of the nations to the olive tree (Romans 11). We seek to broaden the messianic vision and experience, offering tangible proof of the Kingdom of G-d expanding in harmony with a Jewish heritage, and calling. Our congregation will share the good news (Betsorah), that Jews and Gentiles can enter into a relationship with the living G-d through the life, death and resurrection of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus).