Welcome to Kehilat Ari Yehudah a Messianic Jewish Congregation

Our community is nestled near the heart of Portland, Oregon. Folks from all around the metro area, including parts of Washington, gather on the Sabbath to worship Adonai. Our community are a mix of Jews and non-Jews alike who are structured around a Jewish lifestyle that is grounded in Torah observance. At the center is our faith in Yeshuah the Messiah as laid out in the New Covenant.

Our service is centered around a traditional Torah service including Hebrew and English liturgy which is lead by our cantor.

All men in attendance are required to cover their heads during service and traditional head coverings, *Kippah (Hebrew) or yarmulke (yiddish) are provided in the lobby prior to entering the sanctuary.

*Please reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kippah

Worship music is intertwined throughout the service to offer praise to Adonai and honoring of the Shabbat by removing the distractions of the week. It is a mix of traditional Messianic Jewish songs and several *Nigunim (Hebrew: Nigun ניגון meaning “tune” or “melody”, pl Nigunim)

*Please reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigun

Messianic dance is another form of praise and worship derived from traditional Israeli folk choreographed movements . Those who participate in dance during the service are required to dress modestly (no jeans or tight clothing) and know the proper choreography to remove possible distractions away from corporate worship.