VOICES FROM THE NATIONS
is a former USAF officer, pastor and government bureaucrat. He was raised in a Christian home with three sisters and one brother by a wonderful man and wife. His wife Wendy and he have three adult children, a beloved son-in-law, and fourteen grandchildren. Ed loves music, loves to sing, loves to read, loves to be outdoors, and loves to “midrash”.
is a 71-year-old mother of 3 and grandmother of 14. She and her husband have been married 43 years. He recently retired from government work at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. Wendy has been drawn to this Ephraimite life by the Father and it has brought much love and shalom to her heart. She longs for the day when we can all stand together before the Father and sing, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty!” Hallelujah!!!
was born in 1947, the youngest of nine. He grew up on a farm in northern Indiana, never imagining he would travel much. He ended up living in six different countries, mostly using his farm experience to help with agricultural projects. In 1969, he married a most wonderful lady. They were unit leaders in Central America, supervising up to 12 Mennonite volunteers working in agriculture, literacy and clinics. They adopted a 3 year-old who weighed just 13 pounds. Larry has two daughters and three sons and is blessed with six granddaughters and six grandsons. He lost his first wife in 2004 and credits Hashem for graciously bringing a wonderful lady to his life who he married in 2016.
Rod Reuven Dovid Bryant, M.Div, has been married to Melanie Chase Bryant for 33 years. The Bryants have two sons and a daughter along with and their spouses and six grandchildren. He serves as the Executive Director of Education and Counseling of Netiv Centers International. Reuven is a certified law enforcement officer for Houston Texas as well as a certified emergency manager. He is a former Christian pastor.
Following a 28 year career in the Canadian banking system, Peg retired early and in 2003, she joined with founder Dean Bye to establish Return Ministries, a Canadian-based international aliyah ministry focused on the Return and Restoration of God’s people to Israel. This began a journey as Communications Director for Return Ministries that would see her traveling and sharing Return’s message and calling people to respond to the word of God – to assist Jewish people to return to Israel. She is fulfilling her calling to be “a watchman for the house of Israel’” (Ezekiel 3:17) that God gave her in June 2003. Israel is Peg’s second home, having been there over 20 times since 1992, on tours, mentoring Return Ministries’ interns during their three-month semesters in the land at their Galilee Guest House, and spending time with Israelis who were assisted in their aliyah through sponsorships Return Ministries was pleased to arrange.
graduated with a business degree in 1979 and established successful businesses in Canada until 1991. After an encounter with God in 1990, he quickly gained a passion for the return and the restoration of Israel, and has since applied his entrepreneurial experience to developing and giving oversight to advancing a non-profit Christian Zionism ministry spanning over 25 years. This includes teaching in churches and conferences worldwide on the role of the nations with Israel’s return (aliyah), establishing, implementing and managing fund raising efforts that have served in assisting thousands in their aliyah since 1993, bringing thousands of Christians, including hundreds of pastors/leaders, through Israel where he regularly leads 2-3 educational experiences each year, while establishing a discipleship community and training base in both Canada and Israel. Dean is a committed bridge-builder between both the Jewish and Christian communities. He is always enthusiastic in pioneering joint Jewish/Christian projects that reflect working together for Israel. Dean has been married to Patricia for 35 years and together they have raised five children serving and active in ministry. The family has since expanded with marriage partners and five grandchildren.
is founder and president of Joined To HaShem Inc. He travels and teaches full time on Israel and the Hebraic perspective of faith in and obedience to the one true God. Mikell has traveled to Israel 25 times and has lead numerous tours. He has in recent years teamed up with licensed tour guide Hanoch Young to develop the “Connect to Israel” tours. Mikell currently lives in North Carolina with his wife Kathy. They have three children and three grandsons.
is a follower of the One God of Israel. He was the founder of Reconciliation with Israel and co-founder of the Commonwealth of Yisrael project. He has been following news related to Israel from around the world, both from pro-Israel and anti-Israel countries and sources for more than 20 years. He produced a pro-Israel e-magazine and has been a radio show host regarding Israeli news as well as a guest on other pro-Israel media.
is a retired legal secretary. She was born in 1938 in Roanoke, Virginia, attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California and currently resides in Montgomery, Texas. She is the mother of five children, two stepchildren, 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is the Editor of the 2-volume set, Let’s Get Biblical by Rabbi Tovia Singer, published in 2014.
is a dedicated pursuer of the Torah life since 2002. Rhonda is a student of the Hebrew language and teaches beginning Hebrew. A native of Wisconsin, she moved to Florida where she met her husband. Mark and Rhonda have been married 34 years and have been blessed with a daughter, son and daughter-in-law. She loves connecting with the Land of Israel. Her latest trip culminated in volunteer harvesting for the Jewish farmers of Samaria. She is currently residing in North Georgia, working in home health and is a vendor at a Farmer’s Market, selling produce from her garden.
was born and bred in South Africa. She has an academic background. Before she switched to full-time motherhood and home-schooling, she worked in the fields of teaching, research, public relations and writing. In 2017, she released Home Schooling: A South African Story – Testimonies, Tips and Tales. She has been married to Richard Faul for over 27 years and they have been blessed with three children. They currently reside in George, in the beautiful Garden Route in South Africa. She is passionate about her faith in the God of the Bible, the Wisdom of His Word and His Land. She cherishes time with her family and friends, good books, music and art, networking and encouraging people to fulfill their potential.
was raised in southern Oklahoma and north Texas and currently resides near Austin, Texas with his wife and three of his children. In addition to being the host and producer of TeNaK Talk video broadcast, he works alone as an independent contractor, doing all aspects of construction. This makes it possible for him to provide for his family as well as providing for TeNaK Talk so that it can broadcast up to five days a week. His wife is a full-time stay-at-home mother, homeschooling the two youngest children.
is an Elder and co-founder of Congregation Beit Minorah in Winchester, Kentucky. He has written a book, A Sign Between You and Me, which is a New Testament discussion concerning the Sabbath and its expected continuance. He has written booklets including l,Machanayim: The Two Camps of Israel, Swords of Truth, A Frank Discussion of the Law and many others from a Christian Torah observance perspective. Frank is founder of the ministry, Dry Bones Restoration Company through which he distributes his books and promotes seminars. He is a frequent conference speaker and teaches several training seminars on religious topics and behavior. He is the President and co-founder of Kentucky Covenant Education Corp., a non-profit education and benevolence organization which, at present, is forming Jefferson College at Pilot View. Frank is an Elder on the board of B’ney Yosef North America and has a passion for the word of G_d to be written on the hearts of man.
is a hi-tech entrepreneur, philanthropist, and, most dear to her heart, a deeply committed Christian Zionist. Her love for Israel and the children of Israel began when she had a life changing spiritual awakening in 1995 and started reading the Bible. She founded a hi-tech company in the States in 1999 that sold in 2001 – within months of her first visit to Israel – and attributes that visit and the love of Israel to her success according to Genesis 12:3. The Jewish people are HaShem’s chosen vessel to bring Himself and His Word into this world that Christians owe such a huge debt of gratitude towards, but instead have treated so horribly for 2000 years. Donna has dedicated her life to doing what she can to rectify that, by bridging the Christian and Jewish communities.
is a native of central Texan, born in 1960 to a modest working-class family. He grew up in construction and, in 1984, began his career as an electrician. In 1992, he married Teresa Freedman who introduced him to a life of faith. It is safe to say that Russell has never walked the path of a conventional religious person, leaving denominational Christianity to truly seek out God, vowing to accept God in whatever manner that He presented Himself. No one expected that Russell would find the path to experiencing a pure worship with the God of Israel and a true brotherhood with the Jewish people, as one of the righteous from among the nations.
has been married to Adilia for 28 years. They have been living in Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa and running their family business for the last 26 years. They have two children, a son and a daughter, both in their 20s. Adilia and Jacques have been facilitating a Torah study group at their home for the last 14 years. They have a great passion for bringing Torah to the nations. They are very excited about the times we are living in and that they are blessed to be part of the restoration process.
lives in Norway with her beautiful family. She has been interested and connected closely to Israel and the Jewish people for more than 18 years. She has a special heart for the restoration of the Kingdom of Israel and the reuniting of the 12 Tribes. She published The Mountains of Israel – a Taste of Heaven which is a beautiful photo book from Judea and Samaria with scriptures connected to the places and the history. Her vision and heart to transfer the amazing wisdom and knowledge of Torah from the Jewish people to all the nations resulted in her last book called The Light from Zion where 12 of the leading Orthodox rabbis in Israel shared their Torah wisdom with Jewish and non-Jewish readers all over the world.
is a Noachide and author of Riddle of the Exodus and director of the companion video documentary of the same name. He recently published his second book, Blood Brother: Israel’s Ancient Enemy. Jim and wife, Carol, as owners of Lightcatcher Productions, have produced several documentaries including Treasures of the Copper Scroll, as well as Riddle of the Exodus. Jim is a frequent lecturer on the subject of the archaeological evidence for the Biblical Exodus and also speaks on the 7 Laws. He’s been invited to speak to audiences all over the U.S., Canada, England and Israel. Jim also works with Foundation Stone, an Israel-based organization that brings Torah, archeology and the geography of Israel together to inspire and educate Jewish communities worldwide.
was born in 1950 and grew up on a small farm in Kansas. She married her soulmate Tom Maitlen and they have two sons and two grandchildren. Karen and Tom are retired military currently living in Brandon, MS. They ride a motorcycle with the Patriot Guard whose mission is to escort those who served in the military to their final resting place.
is a 70 year old mother of one daughter, a grandmother of two boys and three girls and great grandmother of one girl and three boys. She is blessed beyond measure. However, they are either of the Christian faith or non-believers. She is now retired. She still studies often, and reads every day. She works building and maintaining websites for her daughter which allows her time to study. She lives in Knoxville, TN. She retired from a business of her own and is a patent holder of two utility patents that she was so privileged to obtain for her own business. She feels she has been given many crafts, mostly the gift of learning. She loves to share with other believers of Hashem and learn of the great days yet to come.
Albert J. McCarn
retired from the United States Army in 2012, after a career of nearly 30 years that spanned service on three continents and two wars. He holds degrees in Russian and German from Florida State University, International Relations from the University of Southern California, and History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Since retirement, he has pursued his interest in the Hebrew Roots of the Christian faith. He is author of Give Me A Place Where I May Dwell: An Ephraimite Affirmation, and is co-host of two morning shows on Hebrew Nation Radio. In 2016 he joined a number of other emerging Ephraimite Hebrews in forming B’ney Yosef North America, an organization dedicated to encouraging and communicating unity and brotherhood among the North American portion of the exiled House of Yosef (Joseph).
is a wife and mother of five living children and grandmother of four. She’s a Certified Aromatherapist with an emphasis on Ancient Torah SHeMeN and Biblical Healing. She’s founder and owner of RemnantRemedy.net and producer of Remnant Radio. As a writer, speaker and teacher, she focuses on stirring the Bride to prepare herself to be living stones rightly fitted to be the dwelling place of the Living Elohim!
is a young man in his twenties from the Netherlands, Europe. He works in the medical field and studies Torah.
is the proud father of two amazing college graduates and his wonderful wife is the bride of Proverbs 31, handpicked by The Father. He and his wife participate in a Torah study group. From 8-5 each day, he is incognito as an insurance broker and business risk consultant for one of the finest companies in Texas. His true enjoyment is assisting healthcare organizations that serve the underprivileged in his community as well as nonprofit social service organizations.
and her husband Bob are Americans living in Aqaba, Jordan, in order to be close to the Land of Israel. Married for 41 years, they have lived in Jordan since 2005. Bob has a background in transportation management and Valerie has a background in sales and sales management, including real estate sales. They have run a couple of different businesses. They have also been actively involved in the Hebraic roots movement, with congregational start-up and support and teaching. Valerie currently teaches on HebrewNationOnline. They left the ‘church system’ somewhere around 2000 and feel much closer affinity with Judah than their ‘inherited’ religious system.
Peter G. “Pete” Rambo, Sr.,
50, has been married more than 25 years to his bride Kelly and they are blessed with four young men. A combat veteran, he was an Airborne Ranger in the US Army and businessman before attending seminary and pastoring a conservative Presbyterian church for more than 10 years. Today, Pete helps lead a Shabbat home fellowship of Torah-keeping non-Jews, most of whom have come out of the Christian church. Additionally, he is a founder and Operations Director for B’ney Yosef North America, an organization dedicated to gathering non-Jewish Torah Keepers in North America. He maintains a blog detailing his journey and what he is learning and is the author of Repairing the Breach, a book that compassionately exposes traditions in the church that do not line up with Scripture and the journey to Hashem’s everlasting Torah.
was born and raised in South Jersey and moved to Kentucky in 1995. He married Tiffany Moore and together they are raising two teens, Abigail and Benjamin. Ken has a small screen printing business, is a conference speaker and author, and serves as an elder at Congregation Beit Minorah in Winchester, Kentucky. Ken, along with Hanoch Young, created a network of like-minded Jews and Torah following Christians called, United 2 Restore and the two are about to embark on a new radio show, also called United 2 Restore.
is a Hebrew Roots Torah teacher and Bible prophecy news analyst, and the author of BeastWatchNews.com and TheMessianicMessage.com, as well as host of Hebrew Nation Radio show, Jerusalem Next! She is married and living in Aqaba, Jordan.
has a long career in television and film. He opened Pinlight LLC in 2005 initially in Hollywood, California and has produced, written and/or directed 13 documentary films since 2009. Before that, he co-produced the award winning film Beat the Drum, shot in South Africa which aired for two years on Showtime and is still available on DVD via Netflix. Richard was director of Z Post in Atlanta starting in the Fall of 1993 where multiple projects were undertaken for outside clients. In 2001 the move to Hollywood caused Z Post to become, briefly, Z Productions, while working on three motion picture projects. He continues directing and producing projects via Pinlight including Torah Codes End to Darkness which was shot in Jerusalem, New York City and Malibu in California.
Philip (Fulp) van der Velden
has been living in the south of The Netherlands since 2005. His goal is to prepare people for the coming Malchut haShamayim and the great aliyah from the Land of the North, as Scriptures teach us. In the meantime, since 2007, he works in an engineering-works factory. He is off every Friday and uses the day to prepare for Shabbat and the Shabbat meeting. On Shabbat, his community comes together in their congregation, K’hilat Bet Yosef, for prayers, Torah study and fellowship.
is a Canadian-Israeli resident who grew up in a musical family of Christian pioneers in Israel. The Watson family traveled to 45 countries, telling Christians about their Biblical mandate to bless and encourage the Jewish people and to celebrate the Biblical feasts and return to our roots and the ancient paths. Elana’s parents, Merv and Merla Watson founded both the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ) and the Christian celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. These events have changed the tide of Christian relations with Jewish people and Israel. Elana travels as a public speaker on many Israel-related subjects, including teaching non-Jews how to read, write and comprehend Hebrew and how it conveys many hidden messages from the Holy One of Israel. Elana is also a Hebraic Roots leader and performs original songs using Hebraic music composed by herself and her family. While in Israel, Elana organizes unique tours that teach about deep secrets of the local Jewish sages and scholars and she also includes a chance for visitors to donate blood. Elana is a Director of one of the International Friends Departments of Magen David Adom, Israel’s national rescue, emergency medical and blood services organization.
was born in 1962, in disadvantaged circumstances in Cape Town, South Africa, under the Apartheid State of South Africa. He grew up very poor and had to leave school at age 15 to go to work to support his family. He is a Ger, attached to the Jew. He currently sells beds and many other household goods as a worldly occupation. He still lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
and her husband John and son Matthew are American citizens, from California. Both John and Sue are retired. John was US Navy, an accountant and an IT man. Sue was an escrow officer. They were both raised protestant Christian, now Torah-observant disciples of Yeshua. They no longer identify with the Christian church. John and Sue now live in Aqaba, Jordan where they moved so they could attend the feasts and participate in reconciliation efforts in Israel.
VOICES FROM THE JEWISH PEOPLE
Rivkah Lambert Adler
is a writer and adult Jewish educator with a special interest in the non-Jewish awakening to Torah happening in our days. Born and raised in New York, she moved to Coconut Creek, FL during high school. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park where she earned a bachelors, masters and Ph.D. She worked in college administration for 25 years and lived in Baltimore from 1983 until making aliyah in 2010. She and her husband, Rabbi Elan Adler, are active volunteers in the English-speaking community of Ma’ale Adumim, just outside of Jerusalem. They have children in Baltimore and in Israel.
from Maale Hever, Israel, a Jewish suburb of Hebron, moved there from Ma’ale Adumim in 2012. There, he was the Mayor’s Advisor for International Affairs. Together with his partner Bob O’Dell, an evangelical Christian from Texas, Gidon founded Root Source, the Internet’s first platform for Jews to teach Christians Torah and the Jewish roots of their faith. Gidon also is the director of Root Source Press, the premiere publisher of books by and for pro-Israel Jews and Christians. Gidon served in the IDF reserves as a Captain in the Military Spokesperson’s Office after spending over 20 years in the Armored (Tank) Corps. In Israeli politics, Gidon is a delegate to the Likud Party Central Committee (the Merkaz) and ran for the Maale Adumim city council. He also was the coordinator of anti-Disengagement activity in Maale Adumim. Today, he is a member of the community council in Maale Hever. Gidon Ariel made Aliya from Queens, NY in 1978, and is married to Devra, who was born in Kansas City, MO. They are the happy parents of Elisheva, Akiva, Shira Rina & Ori, Chayim Zvi, and Moriyah.
is the co-founder of Kol HaTor, Vision of the Restoration of the 12-Tribed Kingdom of Israel. He is also the co-founder of Commonwealth of Israel Reconciliation Projects. He is the author and co-author of several books, including Jewish Secrets Hidden in the New Testament.
Sondra Oster Baras
is the director of the Israel office of Christian Friends of Israeli Communities (CFOIC Heartland), the only Christian organization to focus exclusively on the communities in the heartland of Biblical Israel. She is an Orthodox Jew and a resident of Samaria. Since 1987, Baras has been an active spokesperson for the communities of Judea and Samaria. Baras was involved in the creation of CFOIC Heartland in 1996, and since 1998, has coordinated CFOIC Heartland’s community support programs world-wide, in an effort to enhance the organization’s activities in support of the people of Judea and Samaria. She travels the globe speaking to Christian audiences and hosts Christian groups in Judea and Samaria from all over the world, enabling them to gain a better understanding of the “settlement movement.” Baras spent a year studying Bible at the Jerusalem College for Women in Israel. She completed her B.A. in history and English at Barnard College (Columbia University) and obtained her J.D. at Columbia University’s School of Law. Baras and her husband Edward, a computer programmer, raised five children in Karnei Shomron, where they still reside today. In her spare time, Baras studies and teaches Bible, her greatest passion.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
writes feature articles for Breaking Israel News about prophecy and the news. His first novel, The Hope Merchant is available on Amazon, and his collection of short stories titled Dolphins on the Moon, is about to be released. Born and raised in America, he worked in exclusive Manhattan restaurants preparing classical French cuisine for ten years before moving to Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, where he raised dairy cows and served in the IDF as a combat medic. He learned in Bat Ayin Yeshiva for nine years, eventually passing Rav Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg’s test for Smicha (rabbinic ordination) in Issur v’Heter (the study of what is permitted and forbidden in Jewish law). Eliyahu lives in the Golan with his holy wife and four children.
Dr. Jair Jehuda
was born on Israel Independence Day 1954 in San Antonio, Texas, his family immigrating to Israel when he was 15. In 1972 he joined the IDF Hesder Yeshiva Program in Gush Etzion, serving as a tank commander and later as a naval reserve officer. Technion degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science paved the way to 17 years of defense work in Rafael, ultimately serving as Chief Software Engineer. In parallel, he and his wife Dina co-founded the Mitzpe Netofa community in 1985, an innovative cross-cultural community in the Lower Galilee. This is where they brought up seven boys and finally a girl. Several of their married children and grandchildren living in Netofa today. Entrepreneurial hi-tech aspirations founded Kinor Technologies (“Live Meaningful Data”) in 2002 and SNAP Ecosystems (“Where I Becomes Us”) in 2016. The technological and social platforms being developed by these startups are now setting the stage to educational programs designed to cultivate a cross-cultural family spirit between Israel and the nations as well.
Rabbi David Katz
received Orthodox rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg in Jerusalem while studying in the Old City of Tzfat for over a decade. Today he is strengthening B’nei Noach communities globally through powerful lectures, classes, books and articles. He has authored The World of the Ger (an introduction to Ger in Tanach and Judaism) and Soul Mazal (Classic Torah commentary for B’nei Noach). His newest book Laws of Ger Toshav. Coming soon are his new translations of the Vilna Gaon’s Even Shleima and Midrash Shlomo. Rabbi Katz visits communities around the world and he and his family reside in Modi’in, Israel.
Rabbi Aaron Poston
is the Director of Education and Events for YIBONEH – JERUSALEM. Rabbi Poston directed the Aish HaTorah’s Jerusalem Fellowships Program for over 10 years, the highly successful outreach program for young adults in Israel. He studied in the Talmudic University of Florida as well as the world-renown Yeshivat Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem for 10 years. He received rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Noah Weinberg Zt’zal as well as from The Chief Rabbi of Neve Tzvi (Tel Arza) of Jerusalem HaRav Avroham Kupshitz. He learned extensively under HaRav Yitzchak Berkowitz Shlita, presently the Rosh Kollel of The Jerusalem Kollel , also known as The Center for Jewish Values. He also learned with HaRav Yosef Yitzchak Lerner of the Mir Yeshiva. Rabbi Poston came to Eretz Yisrael in 1988, is married to Bina Sujanani and has 6 children.
Rabbi Tovia Singer
is the founder and director of Outreach Judaism, a Jewish counter-missionary organization. Singer is the author of the book and audio series Let’s Get Biblical: Why Doesn’t Judaism Accept the Christian Messiah? His new expanded edition is a two-volume book that takes a critical look at long-standing Christian charges against the Jewish faith. Singer is also a well-known, international Jewish speaker and radio host. Many of his public lectures are available on YouTube where they have been viewed tens of thousands of times.
Rabbi Tuly Weisz
is the director of Israel365, a newsletter that connects more than 150,000 people to Israel every day, and serves as publisher of Breaking Israel News, which presents the latest news from Israel from a biblical perspective. Weisz also serves as editor of The Israel Bible, highlighting the significance of the Land and the People of Israel, and recently launched the Yeshiva for the Nations. Weisz attended Yeshiva University (BA), Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (Rabbinic Ordination) and the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law (JD), and served as the Rabbi of the Beth Jacob Congregation in Columbus, Ohio before making Aliyah with his wife and children. A regular contributor to the Jewish Press and the Jerusalem Post on issues relating to Christian Zionism, Weisz lives with his family in Ramat Beit Shemesh.
Dina Grussgott Yehuda
was born and raised in New York City but her roots are in Bardejov, Slovakia where her parents are from. She is inspired by her saintly grandfather’s last will and testament and tries to live by the values expressed therein, namely, to walk in G-d’s ways and to get along with people. She married Yair Yehuda, helped found Mitzpe Netofa, a dynamic community in Galilee where she lives happily with her family. She is a writer and teaches English in Kinneret College. She enjoys spending time with her wonderful children and grandchildren who are all, thankfully, living in Israel and who give her much joy.
grew up in the Bronx, NY where as a teenager, was very involved in Jewish activism. He has dedicated more then 20 years of his life to reaching out to his brothers and sisters of Ephraim, the Lost Tribes of Israel in the spirit of Mutual Respect and building bridges. After coming on aliyah (immigrating to Israel) he became a Licensed Tour Guide, where he guides people of all faiths, connecting them to the Land, People and God of Israel. Since August 2013 he has been traveling to the US at least 3 times per year to speak to Ephraimite groups. He is the co-founder of United 2 Restore with Ken Rank and has developed the unique Connect to Israel tours with Mike Clayton. Hanoch works with Sabra Joines’ Sabra Style, a visionary program dedicated to promoting Israeli products and elevating Israel’s image in the marketplace. He is currently writing a book on his experiences with the Ephraimite movement and its prophetic meaning.