History

 

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Jewish Believers and Friends, Inc was founded in 1977 as a means of reaching out to the local Jewish community through Biblical (Messianic) Judaism. We first began meeting in borrowed facilities and private homes to study the Scriptures from the Masoretic text, and saw a number of Jewish people come to faith in Yeshua (Jesus) as their Messiah.

G-d continued blessing this tiny work and in 1981, under the auspices of Jewish Believers and Friends, Inc., Congregation Beth Hallel was established as the first independent Messianic Jewish synagogue in the Southeast. Within two years, seven acres of land was purchased in historic Roswell, Georgia and the beautiful synagogue in which we now worship was completed in 1985. In 1995 the finishing touches were completed on the Messianic Jewish Community Center (MJCC) which houses a gym (complete with a stage for plays and concerts), classrooms and offices.

In 2003, the MJCC was expanded and a few years later in 2007, our extensive children’s playground was completed. Our current Rabbi, Kevin Solomon, began his transition into the role of Senior Rabbi in 2005. In late 2008, we birthed Beth Hallel Messianic Fellowship of Birmingham and in early 2012, Beth Hallel Messianic Fellowship of New Orleans. At present, Congregation Beth Hallel is one of the largest Messianic Jewish Synagogues in the world.