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In 1969 & 1970 the Messianic Movement was gaining attention. Two young Jewish believers, Arnold Fruchtenbaum and Joe Finkelstein were tasked
with arranging a conference for the "Young Hebrew-Christian Alliance". For several days they drove around Pennsylvania, New York & New Jersey
visiting conference and college facilities, finally choosing Messiah College in Grantham Pennsylvania to host the gathering. Conference speakers
included Jewish believers Barry Leventhal, Arthur Katz, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Martin Chernoff, Sandra Sheskin, Jeff Adler and Victor Buksbazen.
Arnold Fruchtenbaum is listed as Founder of "MYF" - THE Messianic Youth Fellowship, he went on to become a scholar in the
Messianic Movement, and founder of Ariel Ministries and Messianic Family Camp Shoshanah.
Joe Finkelstein founded the beloved singing group, Kol Simcha, and helped to advance the Messianic Movement.
The Messiah Conference continues strong to this day, it's arranged by the MJAA - The Messianic Jewish Alliance of America.
While we've seen various articles on the History of Messianic Judaism, often they are written from only one organization's viewpoint,
so original documents like those below are helpful.

(In recent years we've seen various histories of the start of the Messiah Conference, omitting some key individuals. This posting will help to fully inform)

1970 Messiah Conference MJAA


In the late 1980's, this Israeli Comic Strip hung in the Dining Room, with the name 'Arnold' over the original Noah,
as Ariel tried to raise money to put up new buildings at Camp Shoshanah.


In September 2007, this title led the Camp blessing report

2011 promo for Camp with the teaching staff

Heavy rains in June & July 2013 prompted this emergency e-mail blast

2016 promo for Camp with the teaching staff

2016 promo for Camp with photos from 2015


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