Havurah Volume 07 Number 03

Young Jewish Adult Ministry: Is it all Greek to You?

Shortly before this edition of Havurah went to press, a co-worker read the copy, including the lead article I’d written and said to me, You know, Melissa, your article and advice on young adult ministry are good, but for the lead, it might be good to let a young adult raise the issues.” And so, […]

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What Makes Mentoring Meaningful
Author: Ben Wertheim

When I was 14, my parents invited Jim for dinner. Although he was ten years older than me and an attorney, all through dinner he treated me with respect. After that evening we spent a lot of time together, doing things like going out for dinner, hiking throughout the Bay Area, seeing movies, and just […]

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On Being Mentored and Mentoring

I believe in mentoring young people because mentoring was a powerful force in my own life for great good when I was young. I came to the Lord out of a very traditional Jewish background when I was in high school, a bumpy time for most young people. For the first two years of my […]

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Young Adults: Fanning Their Faith
Author: Letitia Suk

For those of us who are old enough to remember, the big headlines in 1970 were about the breakup of the Beatles, the Apollo 13 crisis, the Kent State killings, and the Vietnam war. It was also the Jesus Revolution,” and many Jewish youths were becoming believers. As a 20 year old, those events were […]

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Campus Ministry…Jewish Style!

In the fall of 2001 I attended my first InterVarsity Christian Fellowship meeting on campus. The evening worship drew from various cultures and languages. Because of this diversity, I immediately felt comfortable enough to share that I was a Jewish believer in Jesus. Soon I was responsible for running overheads during worship, and by the […]

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Not Half and Half, But Whole

When my sister and I talked about getting tattoos, and my father asked us not to, at first I couldn’t understand why. After all, he’s the laidback, ex-hippie type, so I couldn’t see why he would be so against it. It is only recently that I realized why. The first tattoo my father ever saw […]

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