Beth Hallel Congregation was founded in Birmingham in 2007 and in 2010 purchased its own campus in Hoover. The congregation has grown from a handful of people to several hundred members and visitors who join weekly in worship of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob through the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus). The leadership couple of Beth Hallel is Rabbi David and Rebbetzin Leslye Schneier.
Beth Hallel’s members are Jews who have accepted Yeshua as the Jewish Messiah, along with Gentile believers in Yeshua, who desire to experience the Hebraic origin of their faith and to worship in the same manner and on the same appointed times as did Yeshua. Some of the married couples there represent the biblical “One New Man,” that is, one spouse is Jewish and the other is Gentile. At Beth Hallel, both are at home, growing in faith and fullness of the identity into which each was born. Their children also grow up grounded in the Word in a context that fully expresses unity in the Messiah.
In October, Beth Hallel will gather, as Yeshua did, for three of the Feasts of the Lord known as the High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year and Feast of Trumpets) will be celebrated on Sunday evening, October 2, at 6 p.m. and Monday morning, October 3, at 11 a.m. Yom Kippur services (the Day of Atonement) will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, and at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 12th. Finally, Sukkot (the Feast of Booths/Tabernacles) will be celebrated by worship and fellowshipping in our Sukkah (booth) at 6 p.m. on October 16. We will have a congregational Sukkot service on Friday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome, Jew and Gentile, interfaith couples, kids and all the nations. Free child care is also provided at all services. Shabbat (Sabbath services) are on Fridays at 7p.m. and Saturdays at11a.m. Learn more at www.shalombirmingham.com.
-Rabbi David Schneier