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As a Hebrew Speaking congregation in Tel Aviv, our goal is to reach Israelis with the good news of our Messiah Yeshua and to build a congregation filled with Love and the Fear of the Lord (which is “the beginning of wisdom” according to Psalms 111:10), the two ingredients which lead to a holy and intimate life in God. We desire to raise up our people as disciples of Yeshua, rooted deeply in His word and growing in their unique gifting and calling to serve Him by the power of the Holy Spirit. We love Yeshua and look forward to see a revival in Tel Aviv and all of Israel according to God’s promise that “All Israel shall be saved”! (Romans 11:26)

In 1995 Ari and Shira Sorko-Ram’s burden for reaching native-born Israelis with the Good News of Yeshua was growing. They had planted congregations in the past, but this time, they knew something had to be different. At that time, there were no Spirit-Filled, Hebrew-Speaking only congregations in Israel. Nearly every congregation was multi-lingual. Some didn’t have Hebrew at all.

They were convinced that in order to reach Israelis, they would need to return to the language of the people. With that in mind, Tiferet Yeshua was birthed. The gospel would go forth every week in the language of the Hebrew prophets. Worship would be in Hebrew, preaching would be in Hebrew and even fellowship at the end of the service would be in Hebrew.

After several years Asher and Betty Intrater and Eddie and Jackie Santoro teamed up with Ari and Shira and the congregation enjoyed unprecedented growth. Many Israelis received Yeshua during that season and many of them are in ministry today all over Israel!

In 2004 Asher and Eddie were sent out to plant a sister congregation in Jerusalem, Ahavat Yeshua (the Love of Yeshua). Other congregations began to adopt the model of Hebrew-only services.

In January 2013, Ari and Shira, now in their seventies, felt that it was time to release the congregation so they could put all their energies in their ministry, Maoz Israel. They turned to Asher Intrater and Ron Cantor to take the reins of the congregation. For the next three year Ron served as the pastor along with Asher’s oversight from Jerusalem and a team of elders.

During this time the congregation began to grow as we built a coffee house, started monthly outreach concerts and invested in our young adults. In May 2016, Ron turned over leadership to Gil Afriat, a native born Israeli. Ron continues to serve as an elder and now works with Asher in Tikkun Global, a Messianic Jewish family of leaders and congregations based in Israel.

We invite you to join with us, so that you can have a direct impact on what God is doing in Tel Aviv. Partner with us and become a watchman over this city.

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As an apostolic team in constant training, one of our primary goals is to equip and strengthen our staff for service and leadership in local congregations. In fact, within our core team of around 20 people we represent 7 local congregations in the Jerusalem area alone. Therefore, a major function of Revive Israel is to serve as a central connecting point for encouraging inter-congregational relationships and cooperation. Revive Israel currently strongly Serve, strengthen and support 3 congregations: Ahavat Yeshua (The Love of Jesus), Tiferet Yeshua (The Glory of Jesus), and Beit HaYeshu’a (The House of Salvation).