shoresh david messianic synagogues

St. Petersburg Location


We are a congregation of Jews and non-Jews who come together to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in unity, and to learn more about our Jewish roots of faith in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). We believe that Yeshua is the promised Messiah of Israel and the Nations.

Everyone is welcome to attend our Shabbat Service. Our Beginners Dance Classes are open to anyone interested in learning how to Worship the God of the universe through Davidic and Israeli dance.

Our aim is to be a bright light for God in the Greater St. Petersburg Area by showing the love and shalom (peace) of Messiah to everyone we meet.

We love to have visitors and all are welcome!

Blessings in Messiah,
Rabbi Bob Warnick
Rabbi, Shoresh David St. Petersburg

Bob and Valerie Warnick

Bob and Valerie Warnick

Rabbi and Rebbetzin

Frequently Asked Questions for Visitors

What is the weekend schedule?

Friday night (Erev Shabbat service) begins at 7:00pm and ends approximately around 8:30pm.

For information, please view our Events Calendar or contact us.

What can I expect at services?

Our services contain prayer, praise and worship music, liturgy, and a message from the Rabbi.  We have a presentation screen at the front of the sanctuary that contains English, Hebrew, and transliteration (Hebrew using English letters and vice versa) for our song lyrics, liturgy, Scriptures and announcements.  Whenever Hebrew is used, it is always translated.

What is the etiquette during the service?

Men are encouraged to wear a kippah (head covering).  Everyone is encouraged to dress and act modestly. Most people come to services “dressy casual.” But you will notice a variety in how people are dressed. So, relax, you look just fine!

Is it true that there is dancing as part of praise and worship?

We incorporate Israeli dance as a worship expression during parts of the service.  Both men and women are free to participate, even if you are not familiar with the dance steps. If  you participate in the dance, please dress modestly.

Is childcare available for
babies and toddlers?

Yes, the nursery opens before service and it is available throughout the entire service for babies and toddlers, 0-3 years. Please pick up your child immediately after the conclusion of the service.

Is there a children’s program?

Children ages 4-12 participate in the main service until they are dismissed for Shabbat School (approximately 12:00 noon). Children must be registered using the yellow Shabbat School card when they attend for the first time. This can be done in the classroom.  Shabbat School ends about the same time as the adult service in the Sanctuary is over.

Are there others things I should know about the service?

Join in with Hebrew and English songs and liturgy as much, or as little, as you feel comfortable. We would prefer that you not wave worship flags/banners because of the ceiling fans and due to lack of space in the sanctuary.

If I am a Jew who does not believe in Yeshua  (Jesus), am I welcome to visit?

Absolutely!  We welcome everyone!  Since there is such diversity in the Jewish population, we can’t be sure that we can meet everyone’s needs, but we strive to have a service that will be spiritually enriching and strengthen your walk with God, regardless whether you are extremely religious or not religious at all.

If I am a Christian, and belong to a church, am I welcome to visit?

Absolutely! We welcome everyone! We would love for you to experience the Jewishness of your faith. Bring your family and friends.