Reason #5: MJTI is a communal experience.
How is this so and why is it so important?
First, a clarification. Ours is an online school. Of course, with students participating from around the world, we don’t provide a “campus experience” with a student-run coffee shop or walking paths with tree-shaded benches.
But despite the physical distance, our students report that they feel deeply connected to faculty, staff and each other. We work at this and the results speak for themselves:
“Growing up, I heard so many Messianic Jews say that they felt like the first Jewish person to believe in Yeshua, until they found their way to a Messianic Jewish synagogue. As an MJTI student, I found that communal experience only deepening as I studied Jewish history and tradition, the writings of our Sages, and the texts of Scripture with MJTI’s pioneering faculty alongside fellow aspiring rabbis. The unique friendships formed with Christian students who join our Messianic Jewish program is also a special gem of the MJTI experience (and a source of blessing for the future).”
– Rabbi Yahnatan Lasko, MJTI graduate in Rabbinical Studies
“I’ve been an MJTI student for over a year now, and the level of spiritual growth, maturity, and understanding I’ve experienced as a Rabbinic student and spiritual leader in just one year is astounding! The learning environment at MJTI is friendly, challenging, and engaging, while the community climate is warm, friendly, vibrant, and spiritually invigorating.”
– Jeff Lerman, MJTI Rabbinical Studies student
Why MJTI? Because all Messianic Jews and Israel-loving Christians need to develop friendships among people who “get us” – people who share the joys and challenges of learning how we can reunite Messiah Yeshua and our Jewish people for the first time in many, many centuries.
This series was written by MJTI President Rabbi Rich Nichol.