Shalom from the UBMS
We hope you find our website helpful and informative. Messianic Judaism is a Judaism that speaks to our modern times, yet has its roots deep in our ancient faith. Longing for and anticipating Mashiach is built into our spiritual DNA as Jews, and in Messianic Judaism we rejoice in His appearance. Sent by G-d to not only redeem us as a spiritual Exodus, Mashiach also brought a renewal and revitalisation to Judaism. Messianic Judaism embodies this revived and renewed Judaism: a fresh awareness of the centrality of G-d and His work amongst us as Israel the people, and a powerful impetus to take this message of the living G-d to a lost and confused world.
The UBMS has oversight of member Synagogues, giving support to leadership through rabbinical training and mentoring, and ordination if appropriate. We organise regular day conferences and an annual residential conference to support the UK synagogues. The Union is committed to supporting member synagogues in their desire to reach out to potential new members and the wider communities around them. Thus the UBMS is involved (through the Beit Din) with overseeing the conversions which are carried out by licensed UBMS Rabbis.
Please contact us if you would like to be a part of this new and exciting vision for our Jewish future!
At a Glance
Parashat Eikev 5781
31st July 2021
22nd Av 5781
Date TBC – Watch this space!
Mashiach Conference 2021
27th – 30th August 2021
Conversion to Messianic Judaism
We live in challenging and often confusing times. In the ‘spiritual’ marketplace many voices are calling for allegiance, voices proclaiming the answers to the deeper questions of humanity, not just the ‘what’ but the ‘why’ of existence. For those sincerely seeking answers it can be a confusing and difficult task to listen and discern the way forward.
Judaism has a history of continuous existence for at least the last 4000 years, dated from Abraham’s journey towards the Promised Land. The Jewish people, both the physical descendants of Abraham and those who converted to Judaism, have kept an unbroken line of testimony to the One true G-d ever since. To the Jewish people were given the ‘Ten Commandments’, the first of the many that constitute the Torah, or Teaching of G-d. The Jewish people were the first to know the monotheistic nature of G-d, His creative power and His eternal covenants. Through the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob the world has come to understand concepts of truth, honesty, love, peace, justice, righteousness, holiness and mercy, to name just a few. In a world where many talk about a Messiah, or messianic fervour, few realise that it is Judaism that has promised such a person, one sent by G-d who would bring deliverance, redemption and salvation. This promise of redemption through the Messiah was not just for the Jewish people, but for all those from the nations also who would seek the One true G-d. This promise found its fulfilment in the person of Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, born over 2000 years ago.Read More
Words from the Rabbis
This portion is called Eikev after the first few words in it, meaning ‘because of’ or consequently or as a consequence of. In its entirety, it deals with the themes of what will happen if Israel chooses to obey and of course in parallel, what will happen if not. But above all, this passage deals with the consequences of blessing! What really stopped me in my tracks were the following verseRead More
Your Community Needs
Your Jewish Identity
Your Jewish identity, personally and for your family, is important to you. The UBMS knows and understands this and has developed teaching programmes for Bar/ Bat Mitzvah and services to support and help you at every stage of your life. Licensed rabbis of the UBMS can help you with Brit Milah, pre-marriage counselling, weddings and funeral preparations. While these services are chiefly open to members of our commRead More
Sukkot, coming as it does towards the very end of our festival year, is a time of great rejoicing. Its English name, variously translated from the Hebrew, is commonly known as the feast of Tabernacles. Its origin of course, like most Jewish festivals, is connected with an actual historical event. The 'narrative' year begins in the Spring with Passover, which tells of our deliverance from Egypt, and runs through tRead More