Holiday Programs Offered:

“Messiah our Atonement" (Rosh Hashana/Yom Kippur)

  • a 60 minute participatory worship service based
    upon the Jewish New Year and the Day of
    Atonement (can also be modified to be an
    expository teaching).
  • includes "read along" service booklets that may
    be taken home for personal reference
  • featuring ancient and traditional Jewish songs
    and prayers as used in Apostolic days
  • traditional blowing of the ram's horn "shofar"
  • explains modern Jewish practices and how we
    can share our faith with Jewish people using
    these holidays


"Feast of Tabernacles Fulfilled" (Sukkot)

  • 30/45 minute expository teaching (can be
    presented as sermon).
  • a display and use of the ancient "lulav and
    etrov", as well as the "four species” of lastfruits
    grain used in Bible times.
  • explains relationship between Puritan
    Thanksgiving and Sukkot
  • explains modern Jewish practices and how we
    can share our faith with Jewish people.

"The Lesson of Hanukkah”

  • 30/45 minute expository teaching (or sermon)
  • shows relevance of Maccabean Revolt for the
    Church and for New Testament understanding
  • features traditional Jewish holiday items and their New Testament relevance.
  • explains modern Jewish practices and how we
    can share our faith with Jewish people through
    this holiday

"The Feast of Esther” (Purim)

  • 30/45 minute expository teaching (or sermon)
  • explains Purim’s background and its relevance for the Church.
  • features traditional Jewish holiday items.
  • explains modern Jewish practices and how we
    can share our faith with Jewish people through
    this holiday

“Messiah in the Passover"

  • ideal for inviting Jewish friends!
  • a three hour "seder" (the sit-down ritual meal);
    interspersed with the ancient "haggaddah" (the
    "telling" of the Exodus)
  • includes "read along" service booklets that may be taken home for personal reference
  • allows audience participation in the service
  • a sampling of ritual foods used at Last Supper
  • shows the origin of Christian Communion
  • shows Jewish view of events of Last Supper
  • special simplified recipes provided for kitchen
    staff preparation
  • (the "modified" program is a 75 minute "show & tell" teaching and doesn't feature the meal)

"Pentecost Fulfilled”

  • 30/45 minute expository teaching (can be presented as sermon)
  • shows relevance of the agricultural feast for better New Testament understanding
  • features ancient and traditional Jewish holiday
    items and their New Testament relevance.
  • explains modern Jewish holiday practices and how we can share our faith with Jewish people through this holiday

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Rev. Rick Anderson • c/o CHAIM • Box 133 • Glenside, PA 19038
Tel: 215-576-7325 • rickanderson@chaim.org

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