Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What does kehila mean?
Kehila is a Hebrew word that means "community" or "congregation." Messianic believers in Israel refer to a local congregation as a kehila, rather than a church or a synagogue.
Who is the Messianic Community in Israel?
The Messianic community, also referred to as the Body of Messiah, in Israel is comprised of Jews, Arabs, and people from the nations, who believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah.
Why should I sign up to Kehila.org?
* You will receive weekly updates by email.
* You can add organizations (congregations, ministries, businesses, groups) to the directory.
* You can add comments to articles and videos.
* You will be added to the group "Friends of the Messianic Community in Israel."
* You will be able to view private content that is limited to "Friends of the Messianic Community in Israel."
What is the group "Friends of the Messianic Community in Israel"?
This group includes all users who registered with a valid email address. In the future, we plan to add another group called "Verified Kehila Members" that requires verification from a pastor that you are a believer in Yeshua (Jesus).
What is the difference between Kehila.COM vs. Kehila.ORG?
Kehila.com is a public website for the international pro-Israel community. Kehila.org is a private inter-congregational website for the Messianic Community living in Israel. On Kehila.org, content is restricted to members-only that have been verified by a Messianic leader in Israel. The primiary purpose of Kehila.org is for members to post classified ads, events, and other annoucments to be viewed only by other congregation members in Israel.
Can users living outside of Israel join Kehila.org?
Usually not. However, we do allow for special cases and with the approval of a Messianic leader in Israel.
Is the website in multiple languages?
* Kehila.com is currently only in English. We plan to add more languages in the future.
* Kehila.org is in Hebrew and English.
Does the Kehila.org Staff edit or censor content?
Kehila.org is a platform, which is by default impartial. We do not censor or edit content. Only in obvious cases, such as blasphemy and hate speech, do we reserve the right to censor content.
Does all the content on Kehila.org reflect the views of the Kehila.org Staff?
No. Kehila.com is a community website that includes varying viewpoints, some of which are not a reflection of the Kehila.org Staff.
Why does Kehila.org allow content that may not reflect its views?
The Messianic Community in Israel consists of many streams. To truly be a community website, Kehila.org must include varying voices or streams within the community, not just one stream.
Who are the Kehila.org Staff?
The Kehila.org staff is comprised of several Messianic believers in Israel that volunteer to develop and maintain the website. The staff members choose to remain anonymous so that the focus remains on the Messianic community as a whole and not on individuals.