Welcome to BHSE, a Messianic Jewish Community
Shalom! and welcome to our Beit Hashalem Emet (BHSE) website. We're a Messianic Jewish congregation serving the Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York Pennsylvania region. In addition, we have many regular attendees from Northern parts of Delaware and Maryland.
BHSE includes people from both Jewish and non-Jewish ancestry who follow Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah) and desire to restore the Hebrew roots of the early Church's teaching and worship.
A Messianic Jewish community equally includes believers from both Jewish and gentile ancestry who follow Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah) and who desire to restore the Hebrew roots of the first century Messianic Church.
We believe Yeshua fulfilled the requirements of God's instructions, the Torah, living a sinless life; and now, by His indwelling Spirit, His disciples have been empowered to meet God's Torah standard of righteousness.
As followers of Yeshua HaMashiach, the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) desires to transform us into the image of Yeshua, the Living Torah, "so that the just requirements of the Torah might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit." (Romans 8:4)
Beit HaShalem Emet literally means “House of the wholeness (or fullness) of truth.” We are a Messianic synagogue who believe in the relevancy of the entire Bible (both Old and New Testaments) in this modern age. Accordingly, we teach that the first five books (Torah) are applicable to all believers.
The word “Torah” can be translated law, instruction or teaching. It is derived from the Hebrew root “יָרָה”(Yarah) meaning “to throw, or “to shoot” as in to hit the mark, and “to instruct and teach.” Torah teaches us how to relate to our Holy G-d and to our fellow man. Torah embodies the divine wisdom essential for establishing the foundation upon which we conduct our lives.