Our Story

Everyone and everything has a story to tell.
Ours begins here…

Were you ever so excited about something that you just had to tell someone?

We totally “get” that!   Sharing the exciting news about Messiah is part and parcel of being a follower of Yeshua (Jesus). When someone intervenes in your life, and changes it (and you) for the better; gives you a new heart and a clean slate, it’s pretty amazing!   There really is something amazing about His Grace.

The first century followers of Yeshua understood this. Word quickly spread far and wide about the life-changing “Way” to walk out their lives. At Beth Yeshua, we try to emulate the walk of the early believers. Love, joy, peace… These are not just words, they are our calling card and a mandate.  To these we add sound teaching – a weekly study of The Word; both the Tanakh (an acronym for Torah, Nevi’im, and Ketuvim) and the B’rit Chadashah (New Covenant).

Every person is unique. Every unique person’s walk is different – a story all its own. Every story is special – and powerful when shared with others.  What’s your story?

It all began when…

“And God planted a garden…”

O.K., maybe that’s going a bit far back in time for the space we have here. Let’s fast-forward to Beth Yeshua’s story as told by “Arnie” – our Congregational leader:

“The idea for birthing CBY Australia came from Rabbi Greg in a conversation we had early in 2011. I met him the second time he came to the Gold Coast, but had been aware of his teaching – (having worn out the CDs from his first visit). I knew that what he was teaching was real and Truth, and I have never looked back.

I think Greg knew our heart for the Messianic movement, and had an unction from the Holy Spirit that we could start a ministry in the Gold Coast, (a coastal city in Australia, located in South East Queensland). I can’t tell you how humbled and honored we were when Rabbi asked, and we were very in tune to whichever way the Lord, and Rabbi, would lead us. They led us to Perth, Western Autralia.

We now have a small but growing fellowship in Perth whom we are blessed to consider “family” (mishpocha – in Hebrew), and that’s a start. I think there are a lot of people who are hungry to hear the Word of God, and sadly enough, are not getting what they need to feel fulfilled and equipped by wherever it is they go to worship and fellowship.

To me, this movement brings The Living Water, and The Word, to life – if people can hear and embrace the Word  (in context) as it was intended. So, we always share with gentleness and respect to the saved, as well as the lost, in the hope that they too can embrace their Biblical roots and perhaps even join our growing family.”

Who are we and what do we believe?

Messianic Judaism 101

So what is Messianic Judaism, and how is it different from Christianity, or other forms of Judaism?

Jewish Roots?

The phrase “Hebrew Roots” is bandied about quite a bit these days. Separate the “hype” from the “tripe“. Find out more…

Need More?

Do you still need answers? Try our resources page for a list of online information.

Our Family (Mishpocha)

Our Leadership

The video above is Rabbi Greg Hershberg’s story as told by him on the 25th anniversary of a Divine encounter.
(11 October, 2014)



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Hi, my name is Beth.  I am the media maven (resident geek) for Congregation Beth Yeshua Australia.