a spiritual family - a congregation of disciples reaching out to each other and to the world.
We study Torah and Hebrew, support the nation of Israel, celebrate the Shabbat and all the "Feasts of the Lord" mentioned in the Torah in Leviticus 23 (traditionally called the Jewish holidays). We participate in most traditional Jewish life-cycle events. These include brit milah (circumcision), bar and bat mitzvah, chuppah (wedding), and saying Kaddish upon the death of our loved ones. Our worship is Davidic in nature: we sing, clap hands and dance for joy as King David did (Psalm 150).
Temple Aron HaKodesh is a New Covenant community of Jews and non-Jews called to be one in the Messiah, Yeshua. We rejoice in our freedom to worship the God of Israel within our own culture, traditions and calendar with the special joy of knowing God in a personal way through Messiah Yeshua.
We are inspired, intentional and invested in our vision to be a part of the spiritual restoration of God's chosen people, the Jews, and to provide a strong Messianic Jewish heritage for generations to come.
God is restoring His people to the Land of Israel, and He is bringing them back to Himself. As foretold in Ezekiel 36:24-27 and Jeremiah 31:31-35, Jewish people today are receiving a "new heart" as a part of a new birth through Yeshua the Messiah.
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob gave Dr. Neil Lash the vision of Temple Aron HaKodesh in July of 1976, at a 6:00 AM prayer meeting. At that time, Dr. Lash had no knowledge of Messianic Judaism, but he and his wife, Jamie, obeyed the voice of the Lord and began Temple Aron HaKodesh.
Through many anointed rabbis and teachers who have poured their hearts into the congregation of TAK, Temple Aron HaKodesh has become one of the largest Messianic synagogues. It began in the heart of God, was birthed in prayer and has borne much spiritual fruit since its humble beginnings in 1976. Hundreds of people, both Jews and non-Jews, have met their Messiah at our synagogue. Some have gone on to become Messianic rabbis and leaders in the worldwide Messianic Jewish community.
Our name, Aron HaKodesh, means The Holy Ark. At the foot of Mt. Sinai, the Holy One of Israel provided the Holy Ark for His dwelling among us. Today, we celebrate His dwelling in us as we are transformed from Arks wandering in the wilderness to Holy Habitations created anew, glorifying the Lord through His Messiah, Yeshua.