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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
Associate 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 7:30 and ends approximately at 9:00pm.

On the second Friday night of each month, there is a Family Shabbat Dinner instead of our traditional service. The cost is $7.00 per person and it begins at 7:00pm and ends at approximately 8:45pm.

On Saturday, our Shabbat service begins at 11:00am and ends at approximately 1:00pm. There is a light lunch served at no cost for everyone. After, there is a bible study offered. It usually is a study of the Parasha (the reading for the weekend).

On the first weekend of the month, we have men’s and women’s fellowship meetings. Consider that there is some flexibility with our schedule. Sometimes we have Hebrew classes Saturday morning and dance classes. Other times we might have musical instruction for our children Saturday afternoons.

What can I expect at services?

Our services contain prayer, praise and worship music, liturgy, and a message from the Rabbi.  We have power point screens at the front of the sanctuary. They contain Hebrew, transliteration (Hebrew using English letters) and translation of Hebrew words for our song lyrics, liturgy, Scriptures and announcements.  Whenever Hebrew is used, it is always translated. Please note:  Our services are Live-streamed on Facebook.

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.

Because of our safety procedures, please be sure to sign your child in and out of the nursery and complete a registration card. Pick up your child immediately after the conclusion of the service.

If staying for the oneg (light lunch), accompany your child through the food line.

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 entire family and friends too.