Tikvat Israel Congregation2715 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23220
Tikvat Israel Congregation is part of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. Messianic Judaism's distinction is the belief that Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew) is the Jewish Messiah. Unlike Christianity, which obviously shares this belief, Messianic Judaism is fully Jewish in tradition and observance.In 1990, Jamie Cowen was installed as Rabbi of Tikvat Israel Congregation in Richmond and has been here ever since. Rabbi Cowen is also the president of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, an umbrella organization of 90 Messianic Jewish congregations for the past six years .Activities at Tikvat israel include: Hebrew classes, Shabbat Services, Chavurah Dinners, and adult education programs. The many organization include the Tikvat Israel Dancers, Healing Rooms, youth and young adult community service, worship teams, and intercessory prayer.