February 16-18, 2018
Irvine Marriott, Irvine, California.


Come, join us for this annual time of celebration and joy with the Southwest Messianic community (kehilah).

Gather together with Jewish and non-Jewish believers of all ages to worship Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah.

Experience Vision!

Come, be inspired by anointed teachings and participate in programs and activities developed for adults, teens, children, families and singles. You’ll find a full schedule for over 25 workshops and classes with Messianic leaders.

Experience Davidic worship and concerts from top artists and worship bands along with a dance symposium and workshops.


Come and discover sweet unity with Messianic believers from all over the Southwest region and beyond. Bring the kids! Your children will experience an outstanding Messianic program. Babysitting is available. Be encouraged as you experience spiritual refreshment toghether.

Speakers & Artists

Rabbi Larry Feldman
President of the MJAA and IAMCS South West Director and Conference Chairman. He is also serves Rabbi of Shuvah Yisrael, Irvine, CA and serves on the board of Chosen People Ministries.
Rabbi David Chernoff
Rabbi of Congregation Beth Yeshua (Philadelphia), a flagship Messianic Synagogue. Long-time leader in Jewish Revival, he serves presently as the MJAA Secretary and the Chairman of International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS).
Dr. Michael Rydelnik
Professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute and Radio Host on Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik, he is author of Understanding the Arab Israeli Conflict and The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic?
Dr. Raymond E. Gannon
Dr. Gannon has been involved in Jewish evangelism, Messianic synagogue planting, and Bible college and seminary teaching ministries for almost 40 years. He pioneered Messianic congregations in Los Angeles and in New York. D. Ganon has served as assumed National Representative for Jewish Ministries with the Assemblies of God.
Jonathan Bernis
President & Host of Jewish Voice Ministries InternJonathan has been a leader in Messianic Jewish ministry for more than 30 years. He currently serves as President and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI).
Joel Chernoff
Currently serves as CEO and MJAA General Secretary. He is also known as visionary and leader in the Messianic movement. Also known for his ministry in LAMB, as lead singer and songwriter, pioneering Messianic music for 20 years.
Paul Wilbur
International Messianic recording artist, Paul has ministered in more than 60 nations and has recorded in five languages. His songs continue to be received worldwide with great enthusiasm.
Tiffany Linn Birle
Dance Ministry Leader at Shuvah Yisrael Messianic Jewish Congregation as well as the MJAA SW Conference Dance Director for the past 7 years.
SW Worship Band
The SW Yeshua Worship Band is comprised of Worship team members from the Messianic congregation of Shuvah Yisrael. Jim and Amy White lead the team and deliver a sweet, energetic sound of Messianic praise to our L-rd.
Lev Shelo
Lev Shelo has led worship at the MJAA regional and national conferences, opening for such artists as Paul Wilbur, Marty Goetz, and more. With the release of their first cd in 2010, they have traveled to many cities and countries sharing their music.
Baht Rivka Whitten
Rivka is an Israeli-born recording artist and worship leader. Her unique sound is comprised of original songs and traditional Israeli melodies fused with powerful middle eastern vocals and rhythms from around the world. Her music, recently, plays on top Israeli radio stations.

There's Something For Everyone

Young Messianic Alliance

Young Messianic Jewish Alliance

Teens (ages 13–18)

Join Messianic teens for youth-led worship, powerful teaching, great fellowship, & tons of fun surprises!

Young Adults (ages 18–30)

College-aged student? Single or married young adult? Come, be energized by challenging teaching, prayer and great fun.

Messianic Marketplace

Open daily 12:00 pm-7:00 pm/9:30-11:45 pm

Spend time browsing the tables as exhibitors gather from across the USA. Schmooze and check out Judaica, cds, dvds, jewelry, books and so much more!

Messianic Singles (Ages 28 and up)

Shalom! Come on in! Relax and enjoy warm fellowship, good food and plenty of encouragement.

The Bridge (ages 25-37ish/married & singles)

“Conversation on Vision, Purpose,  and Happiness .” Take this opportunity to interact and build relationships.

Dance Symposium

Time: Friday 2/16/2018 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Instructor: Tiffany Linn Birle

Enjoy of a day of worship through dance. A $65 dance fee includes Davidic Praise Dance instructions for all levels.

Messianic Childrens's Program

Kids enjoy teaching with a fun, creative Messianic curriculum in a safe environment with qualified, vetted teachers. A chance to meet other Messianic kids! Nursery also available throughout the conference.

IAMCS Yeshiva

The Best Just Got Better and Better

Why hold firmly to faith in Messiah Yeshua? Because Yeshua is the fulfillment of all God’s revelation and better than all other aspects of our biblically revealed faith. This in-depth study of the last major section of the book of Hebrews will cover our necessary and practical response of faith, hope and love to the superior high priesthood of our Messiah Yeshua.

Dr. Michael Rydelnik

Dr. Michael Rydelnik is Professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute where he has taught Jewish Studies and Bible since 1994. The son of Holocaust survivors, he was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, New York, came to know Messiah in high school student and has been teaching ever since.

Michael specializes in the Hebrew Bible, the Jewish people, the land of Israel, and Biblical prophecy. He is radio host of “Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik “ and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Dallas Theological Seminary, Talbot School of Theology and Trinity  Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of several books, including,  Understanding the Arab Israeli Conflict: What the Headlines Haven‘t Told You.

Fees (not covered by conference registration):

Academic Fee (if taken for credit): $125
Audit Fee (if not for credit): $50
Yeshiva Registration (one-time fee for first-time students): $20

To register and pay for this course, please contact the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS) at:

www.iamcs.org and go to Yeshiva (http://yeshiva.iamcs.org/)
On-site registration will be available at the door.
For security purposes, picture ID will be  required for all students.

For  additional information contact the IAMCS:
Online: yeshiva@IAMCS.org.
Telephone: 270-574-7904
Mail: IAMCS Yeshiva P.O. Box 82955 Phoenix, AZ 85071-2955

Conference Schedule

Friday - Pre Conference Programs
  • Yeshiva  Dr. Michael Rydelnik 8:30 am–5:00 pm.
  • Dance Symposium 9:30 am – 4:30 pm


  • Opening Shabbat Service* 7:00 pm
       Speaker: Rabbi David Chernoff
    Concert: Paul Wilbur


  • Morning Prayer 8:00–9:00 am
  • Community Torah Service (Open to the public)
    9:30 am
    Speaker: Rabbi Larry Feldman
  • Shabbat Fellowship Luncheon 12:00 pm
    Speaker: Dr. Ray Gannon
  • Afternoon Workshops & Teaching Sessions** 2:00–5:00 pm
  • Evening Celebration* 7:00 pm
    Speaker: Dr. Michael Rydelnik
    Concert: Southwest Yeshua 2018        Worship Band


  • Morning Prayer 8:00–9:00 am
  • Morning Seminars** 9:00–11:45 am
    Speaker: Joel Chernoff
    Worship: Lev Shelo and Baht Rivka Whitten
  • Leadership Luncheon 12:00 pm
    Speaker: Jonathan Bernis
  • Afternoon Workshops & Seminars** 2:00–5:00 pm
  • Evening Celebration* 6:30 pm–closing
    Speaker: Jonathan Bernis
    Concert: Paul Wilbur

There is a $15/person or $30/family with children under 18 program fee for non registered guests for all PM programs. Limited seating. Seating guaranteed for registered attendees only. An offering will be received at each service.

Picture ID is necessary at registration NO PICTURE ID, NO REGISTRATION.

Bags and purses will be checked at entry to all main events.

** Throughout the conference discover uniquely designed workshops and classes led by Messianic rabbis and leaders.


Dance sessions will focus on dances to worship songs that will be part of the evenings services both on Saturday and Sunday.

Workshops and late-night dance are for registered conference attendees.

Come learn with us!

Hotel Information


18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA, 92612-1004, (949) 553-0100

Whether you’re traveling to Orange County for business or pleasure, the Irvine Marriott puts you in the center of it all. Our Irvine, CA hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to John Wayne Airport (SNA). Guest rooms offer contemporary decor, luxurious bedding and modern technologies. Our Marriott features FLOE Lounge, serving a variety of tempting coastal dishes. An onsite Starbucks provides a jolt of java any time of day.

The hotel also features a sparkling swimming pool and modern fitness center. Enjoy all that Orange County has to offer when you stay at the spectacular Irvine Marriott. Make your reservation by Wednesday, January 24, 2018 and be sure to mention that you are part of the MJAA SW Yeshua 2018 Conference to receive the super discounted rate of $121.00 plus tax.

Conference discount:

Parking: $13/day and overnight.
Complimentary in room Internet provided to Marriott Reward members.

Irvine Marriott

Contact Us

Contact Conference Services

For questions email conferenceservices@mjaa.org
or 610-338-0482