Services

1.Shabbat Services

Currently, all of our services are virtual do to the Coronavirus. You can see them on livestream at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KEMSJAX/
or on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5ATopQmQWi06KEZWS9iCFA

Normally, we hold weekly Shabbat services on Saturdays starting at 3pm (and special holiday services in accordance with the Torah).  There we worship together, which includes Davidic dancing, singing liturgical Hebrew prayers and blessings, reading the Scriptures in the original language, (with interpretation), and thoroughly examining the Holy Scriptures together.

After services we have been known to feast together at oneg before carrying Yeshua's light out into the world and doing our best to facilitate world restoration (Tikkun Olam). 

Shabbat (Saturday)
Kehillat Elohim Shabbat / Torah Services                                  3-5:00pm
4815 Executive Park Ct # 201, Jacksonville, FL 32216

2.Classes, Study Groups & Fellowship

Would you like to learn Hebrew or Greek at a nice slow pace, without spending a lot of money, and without being judged or graded? This is the place! We hold periodic classes on the Biblical languages, starting at the beginner's level. So, there is no need to be intimidated.

Are you looking for fellowship with solid believers, and a good study group that truly grasps the context of the Scriptures? In addition to our services, we have a Women's Group on Wednesday nights (check our bulletin for locations). Come, taste, and see that ADONAI is good!

Weekly Schedule:

Yom R’vee’ee (Wednesday)
Women’s Bible Study, 6:30-8pm
12883 Julington Ridge Dr E., Jacksonville

3.Tzedakah & Outreach

Would you like to be involved in the ministries that Yeshua mentioned as the most important of all?

We have had members involved in all of these areas, who would love to help you get involved (if that is what you want). Some are involved in local Street Ministry: feeding and clothing the poor & providing them with basic supplies, and (at times) handing out tracts. Others have been involved in local prison ministries (both male and female), and some are involved in visitations to hospitals and retirement communities. If you want to grow spiritually, then this is the place for you!

If you are interested in these ministrites, and want more details or want to get involved, then please email us at [email protected] and we will get you connected.
April 2020
Video Gallery
  1. In God We Trust
    We are living in dark, turbulent times, but that has also opened up a door. People are examining the Scriptures and questioning them; they are searching for hope, and for spiritual truth. We know that the Bible is reliable, and so is the God Who inspired it. Our decisions should be guided in it, and our faith should be placed in Him. That’s right – In God We Trust (and when WE say it, we mean it). THAT is my message, and I hope it’s yours as well. Shalom
  2. The Moadim
    Moadim Appointments with ADONAI In Vayikra (Leviticus) 23, ADONAI repeatedly stresses that the holy convocations (assemblies) which He is about to command are His moadim. They are His appointments with His people. They are not man-made. They are not strictly Jewish. If God sets an appointment for you, then honor it -- and don't be late!
  3. From Sunrise to Sunset
    "From sunrise until sunset ADONAI's Name is to be praised" (Psalm 113:3) This is figurative language symbolizing the entire waking day. It's called a merism, or (as Dr. Ross stated) it's "a representative of totality by opposing parts." It's like when the Psalmist says "You know my sitting down and my rising up" (in Psalm 139:2). He isn't suggesting that God ONLY knows about when he sits down or stands up. He is saying that HaShem knows about EVERY THING that he does. In this case (Psalm 113:3), when the Psalmist says "from sunrise until sunset ADONAI's Name is to be praised," he is saying: If you are awake, then it is time to praise Yah. By the way, this means EVERY day. While God has instituted His moadim (setting appointments when He would meet with us - like on Shabbat), and they are not to be neglected, there is no inappropriate time to worship Him. In fact, while we are commanded to assemble for worship on certain days, we are also to worship Him all the time.... Shalom * HOW we are to worship (or are not to worship) also matters a great deal, but that's another story.
  4. From Preparation to Trial
    Luke 22 -- This chapter covers one version of the Gospel, from the Preparation of Yeshua's Last Seder to His Trial by the Sanhedrin. Learn about some of the imagery in the Seder, originally meant to recall the miracles of the Exodus, but now ALSO recalling the death of the King of Israel -- the Mashiach -- Yeshua!
  5. Moadim - Proclaim Them
    The Moadim (God's appointed times - His Holy Days) are not just to be observed. Rather, we are to PROCLAIM them! Moreover, we are to do it AT THEIR DESIGNATED TIMES. אֵ֚לֶּה מוֹעֲדֵ֣י יְהוָ֔ה מִקְרָאֵ֖י קֹ֑דֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר־תִּקְרְא֥וּ אֹתָ֖ם בְּמוֹעֲדָֽם (Lev 23:4 WTT) Yeshua paid for your transgressions during Passover, and He rose from death on Bikkurim (the day after the Shabbat during the week of Matzot (the Feast of Unleavened Bread). The Bible says nothing about the vernal equinox -- literally nothing. Follow ADONAI; Proclaim His Moadim!
  6. YeHoshua 5: A Passover Story
    As I read this of a people heading into a very scary, very challenging time, I wondered at the purpose of this text, and I concluded that it was 1) to remind the people of their covenant with HaShem, 2) to remind them of their miraculous deliverance, and 3) to remind them of Who was with them, and Who was in charge. Is this a scary, challenging, time for you? Have you entered a covenant with HaShem? Have you experienced a miraculous deliverance? Who is with you, and Who is in charge? Remember who you are, and remember the One Who brought you here, for such a time as this!
March 2020
Video Gallery
  1. Purim
    Reading the Book of Esther together (with some commentary) for Purim.
  2. Unlikely Evangelist
    In John 4:31-45 we see that even those considered to be "outcasts" from society can make a huge impact when they are properly motivated. People are desperate for the truth now, in our day. Share it, you may be surprised at how many are listening..
  3. Chazak!
    Covering the end of the Torah, this passage covers the death of Moshe (Moses), as well as the last of his blessings, the transfer of leadership to Yehoshua (Joshua), and eternal promise of the land of Kena'an (Canaan) to the descendants of Ya'akov (Jacob). In this passage the Scripture makes it clear that "the Prophet like Moshe" (spoken of in D'varim 18) is not Yehoshua (see 34:10). This was a time of great change for the people of Israel, and so it was also a time which would require courage and bravery (much like today)!
  4. Selah
    No one wants to live in an unjust society. In Isaiah 16:1-14 we find that ADONAI, the Judge of all the Earth, judges the proud, and it does not go well for them. We also discuss the word selah, and how troubled times have a purpose -- for people to pause, reflect, and do t'shuvah. That is not always what they do. If fact, in Revelation we find the opposite is often true, but in the end we cannot say that ADONAI has not given us the time or the opportunity. He is merciful to those who turn to Him, and follow Him, but He is also a just Judge. Those individuals and those nations who persist in their rebellion will learn that He is Just, and see the consequences for their actions. The righteous will see this and be glad.
  5. Torah and T'shuvah
    Looking at the end of Psalm 119 (verses 173-176), the biggest chapter in the biggest book of the Bible. Judging by all of the space devoted to it, the topic must be incredibly important. What is that topic? The Torah. Join us and see what the Psalmist has to say about God's Torah. Don't miss the ending! That is where we find the relevance of Torah for those who have wandered away. There we learn about t'shuvah (repentance)!
February 2020
Video Gallery
  1. Havdalah and Exegesis
    Who creates, and dictates, the differentiation? Who defines and separates good and evil? Where can we find the truth and how do we do it?
  2. Tu B'Shevat
    What's with Tu, and what's it got to do with you? (see what I did there?)
  3. Faith Like Noach
    An in-depth exegetical look at Hebrews 11:7.
  4. Torah Service & Mishkanim
    Torah Service & Mishkanim
  5. Rosh Chodesh Issues
    A discussion regarding Rosh Chodesh, giving and receiving charity and gifts, and the importance of assembling together..
JANUARY 2020
VIDEO GALLERY
  1. The UMJA
    What is the UMJA? What do we believe? What do we not believe?
  2. Without Faith
    Hebrews 11 speaks about the Heroes of our Faith. They are exemplars, or great examples, for us to emulate for various reasons. Their faith (emunah) was very evident through their actions, but what about people without faith? Can people without faith make it into the Kingdom of God? Is it possible for them to please God? Aren't there many ways to reach God? Join us and find out here.
  3. Torah For The Nations
    Is the Torah only for the children of Israel? Is it only for the Jewish people, or is it for all mankind?
  4. Honoring Torah and Those We Have Lost
    How do we deal with the loss of loved ones. What is our Biblical model? Where is our hope?
 2019 VIDEO ARCHIVE
  1. The 9th of Av
    Come and learn about the day of dread and learn about the dark tide, but also learn to stand up as a son / daughter of the Most High. Learn to BE a light, sharing the truth, and living what you believe.
  2. Dance!
    There is a time for everything, and now is a time to dance! Join us as we search the Scriptures to learn more about dancing. It's much deeper than many people think.
  3. Shavuot - Here Comes the Fire!
    What Really Happened in Acts 2? Let's examine the grammar and the context to see what did and what did not happen on the day called Shavuot, or Pentecost (in the Greek). More importantly, lets go further and discuss how that should affect our understanding of Yah, and the way we live our lives..
  4. Why Messianic?
    Why use the term Messianic? Join us as we explore the origin of the earliest descriptive terms and labels used for believers in Yeshua (Jesus), and decide for yourself what fits best. Also note Yeshua's call to unity and consider your ways in this regard..
  5. Elul - Season of T'shuvah
    We are entering a season of introspection, reflection, immersions, reflection, and t'shuvah. God is speaking to us. Are you listening?
  6. New or Renewed
    A Study of Hebrews 8:13, and often misunderstood text.
  7. Answering Objections to a New Covenant
    We are called to make talmidim of all nations. That includes Israel. Thus, we must be equipped to answer the tough questions, including those dealing with the concept of a New Covenant. Join us as we learn to answer those concerns properly.
  8. Annual Sabbaths
    A general overview of God's Moadim.
  9. Yom Teruah! Sound the Alarm!
    Yom Teruah is here. This is the season for T'shuvah. So, it's time to wake up spiritually. If you embrace it, then you will find yourself in a season of restoration. If you don't, be warned: The alarm has sounded, and Judgement Day is coming fast. Are you ready?
  10. Yom Teruah - Judgment is coming!
    Are you ready?
  11. Akedah: The Testing of Avraham
    Many people will test us, but God tests us as well. Why does He do that? Is there a purpose? Is it significant? What does it mean for us to pass such tests? The testing of Avraham is a very deep passage with enormous, meaningful messages that relate directly to us. Join us to grasp more of the fullness of the message of the Akedah.
  12. Yom Kippur Service
    Join us as for a study on Yom Kippur, centering around Leviticus 17:11, in conjunction with Hebrews chapters 9 and 10, Jonah 1, and Zechariah 12:10.
  13. Kol Nidre
    Join us in praying for forgiveness for all sins, and in thanking ADONAI for all that He has given us, including the ultimate atonement through the blood of the Messiah.
  14. Yizkor
    Remembering those who have passed on before us, in the ultimate hope that we will see them again in the Kingdom.
  15. Yeshua on Sukkot!
    What was Yeshua doing on Sukkot? What major lessons does this day hold regarding Him?
  16. 8th Day Assembly and Simchat Torah
    What is the 8th Day Assembly? Where do we see it in Scripture, and what significance does it have? How is Yeshua associated with this Holiday? What is Simchat Torah? What's it really about? How is Yeshua associated with it?
  17. Divine Messiah
    Is the Messiah Divine? What does that mean? What does the Tanakh say? What does the B'rit Chadasha say? Is it ambiguous?
  18. Defining Faith: Hebrews 11 Part One
    What is Faith? What is Biblical Faith (Emunah)? What does it mean that the "righteous live by faith"? What does the text reveal?
  19. Faith and Righteousness: Hebrews 11, Part II
    Join us as we reveal a shocking connection between the faith of Abraham, and Yeshua! Moreover, we will delve into the concept of Emunah (Biblical Faith), and discuss in practical terms how you can get it, how to increase it, and what life looks like when you have it. This you don't want to miss!
  20. Faith, Creation, and You: Hebrews 11 Part III
    Hebrews 11 is often called the Hall of Faith. Can you tell me who is the first person listed among these exemplars? While you are thinking, what is the great act of faith which that person's faith produced? Let's explore together, and while we are at it let's dig a little into the Creation account.
  21. Are You Abel?
    No I didn't misspell that. It's wordplay. I had a lot of fun putting this one together. I think you'll enjoy it too. Shalom
  22. History of Thanksgiving
    There are many things about Thanksgiving which are not commonly known. Join us as we look at the story, through the eyes of UMJA President, Rabbi Reuel Dillon.
  23. Enoch: The Faithful Witness
    Hebrews 11:5, Genesis 5:24, 1 Corinthians 15:52, Jude 1:14-15, Malachi 4:5-6, Hebrews 9:27, Matthew 17:11, Lukos 24:4, Acts 1:10, Revelation 11:9-10, Zechariah 4:14, 1 Thessalonians:4:16-17
  24. Vision and Outreach
    The Vision, Mission, and Core Values of Kehillat Elohim
  25. The Light of the World
    The Light of the World - A Sermon on Chanukah
  26. Let's Talk About Pharisees
    Let's Talk Openly About Pharisees (Since It's Going Around Anyway) What is a Pharisee? What does the name mean? What did they believe? How were they different? Where did they go? Are they still around? Were any believers Pharisees? Was Yeshua (Jesus) a Pharisee?