Restoration was founded as Beit Messiah in the Seattle area. Rabbi Matt Rosenberg came to the Seattle area to lead Beit Messiah in 2010 (read the story here). In March 2014, Beit Messiah became Restoration with a fresh vision and we have seen great growth, people coming to faith in Yeshua and God restoring families. We truly believe that the best is yet to come for our synagogue and the families who join us in our mission to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Yeshua! Welcome Home!
Restoration is a part of an international movement, called Messianic Judaism, that continues to flourish and build bridges of understanding between the Jewish and Christian worlds. We are members of & support the following Messianic Organizations:
The spiritual vision of the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS) is to see the outpouring of G-d's Spirit upon our Jewish people through Messianic congregations. The IAMCS is not designed to be a denominational structure, but rather to be an instrument in promoting Messianic revival and to provide for the needs of its members, whatever their affiliations. As of January 2015 our Rabbi, Matt Rosenberg, serves as the Northwest director of the IAMCS.
Since 1915, the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) has been about God’s assignment for the restoration of Israel. Both the Messianic community and a small number of Christian Zionists have already played a significant role in both the physical and spiritual restoration of Israel. In 1948, in fulfillment of prophecy, the physical restoration of Israel began with the re-establishment of the nation of Israel. In 1967, also in fulfillment of prophecy, the spiritual restoration of Israel was initiated within the context of the Jesus People Revival. God poured out His Holy Spirit upon the dry bones of Israel. Messianic Judaism reminiscent of the 1st century faith in Yeshua (Jesus) was reborn. In 1996, the MJAA’s humanitarian arm, the Restoration of Israel (ROI) was established. We know that God’s prophetic plan is for our Jewish people to recognize Yeshua (Jesus)—the spiritual restoration of Israel. God has given the MJAA clear direction to accomplish this by showing the Messiah’s heart of love through acts of kindness and good deeds in the form of humanitarian aid (1 Peter 2:15). To this end they have initiated humanitarian projects in Israel, Ethiopia, Western and Eastern Europe, and the US.
The Young Messianic Jewish Alliance (YMJA) is a vibrant Messianic organization focused on young people across the nation. They exist to challenge Messianic young people to passionately follow our Messiah. Operating under the auspices of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), the YMJA is a nationally-recognized organization with deep roots in the early days of this end-time Jewish revival. The YMJA was formed in 1967 and focused primarily on college-age groups, bringing Jewish believers together for teaching and fellowship in accordance with a Messianic vision. Many of these participants are current leaders in Messianic congregations and ministries. In the mid-1970’s, the YMJA was the single greatest force the Lord used to bring about modern Messianic Judaism. From its inception, the YMJA has played a vital role in the spiritual, social, and cultural identity of our movement. Today, the YMJA maintains the vision and has expanded to serve young people across the nation. Through their Teen, College & Career-Age, and Singles ministries, the YMJA is being used as an instrument by the Lord to unite Messianic believers around the world!