Here is a little bit about me.
Here is a little bit about me. I serve as President of Shelanu TV, the only 24.7, Hebrew language TV channel sharing the message of Yeshua. I also serve as the Israel Director for God TV, where I host two TV shows—Out of Zion and Get Real.
I was born into a Jewish home, circumcised and Bar Mitzvah'd, but I did not know God! I realized at age 17, there must be more. This led me on a journey where I discovered that Yeshua (Jesus), whom I thought was for the Gentiles, was in fact, the Jewish Messiah.
I received my degree from Messiah Biblical Institute and served as the Associate Rabbi at Beth Messiah Messianic congregation in Rockville, MD until I and my family moved to Odesa, Ukraine to work in the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute. In Ukraine, we birthed a congregation in Bedichev, the city upon which Fiddler on the Roof was based. We then moved to Budapest, Hungary.
In 1999, we accepted an invitation to teach Jewish Roots at the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry. In 2003, my wife Elana, a native Israeli, and I, along with our girls, made aliyah (moved to Israel). I served as the co-pastor and interim senior pastor of the King of Kings Community in Jerusalem.
During this time, we birthed the Isaiah 2 Initiative, taking Israeli young adults to third world nations to preach the message of Yeshua. In Nigeria, we saw many miracles and tens of thousands profess faith in Yeshua.
In 2013, I agreed to become the lead pastor of Tiferet Yeshua, a Hebrew-speaking congregation in Tel Aviv. Three years later, we turned the congregation over to a native-born Israeli, and while still functioning as an elder there, I began to serve as CEO of Tikkun International, a global Messianic family of 40-plus congregations and ministries in Israel and the US, and beyond, including our own congregation, Tiferet Yeshua.
Last year GOD TV partnered with several Messianic Israeli leaders to birth Shelanu TV. I was asked to become the president. It was very difficult to leave my "dream job" with Tikkun, but I knew this was God's doing. I still serve on the executive team with Tikkun, but now I get to guide a ministry that is sharing Yeshua 24.7 with Israelis! :-)