Flourishing in Florentin
Young Israelis pose at our “Made in Florentin” photo booth.
Tel Aviv’s Florentin neighborhood is the bohemian capital of Israel’s largest city. Up-and-coming actors and musicians, aspiring writers and designers, fine artists of every stripe from all over the country—all travel to this southern Tel Aviv enclave for its art scene.
Our Moishe Rosen Center, located in the very heart of Florentin, is a ministry hub used to host missions teams, Bible studies, youth groups and more. Just last month the Moishe Rosen Center participated in a community fair called “Made in Florentin,” which supports local artists, craftsmen, restaurateurs and small business owners. This opportunity fit right in with the vision of Eli Birnbaum, the director of the Moishe Rosen Center. Eli says, “Our vision is to open this space to local artists in the community while forming relationships with them and sharing our faith.”
Seeking to be a light in their community, our staff at the Moishe Rosen Center hosted the work of a local Messianic artist at “Made in Florentin,” as well as offering two free lectures and free plant seedlings. They also held a book exchange where they gave out New Testaments and other biblical literature.
Gefen Skvortsov, who works with youth and young adults at the Moishe Rosen Center, reported: “We had 80 visitors to our gallery, lectures and other activities. We deepened relationships and got to share our faith in the Jewish Messiah with new acquaintances at ‘Made in Florentin,’ just one of the many occasions we have to give back to the community we live in, by giving of what God has so generously given us.”
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