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Hope of Israel exists to develop Messianic disciples who serve as witnesses of Messiah Yeshua to Israel and the nations.

The Messianic disciples of Hope of Israel Roanoke will be involved in planting new Messianic congregations beyond Roanoke and also in serving the Body of Yeshua in the Greater Roanoke Valley to fulfill its calling to make the Jewish people and all people desirous of the Messiah.

What's coming up at Hope of Israel?

Shabbat Gathering

We meet every Saturday morning at 10:30 am. Our Shabbat gathering includes English and Hebrew liturgy, contemporary God honoring Messianic music, and traditional Jewish/Hebrew songs. God loves all people and His love constrains our hearts to welcome all people.

All visitors, both Jewish, non-Jewish, intermarried, or those searching are welcome to join us to meet new people and learn more about the love and faithfulness of God. Hope of Israel is a place where both Jewish and non-Jewish believers can worship Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah in a Jewish context.

Please stay after the service to visit with our congregational leader and enjoy noshing and schmoozing (food and fellowship) kosher style. It's a great opportunity to make new friends in Messiah.

Who We Are

To develop Messianic disciples who serve as witnesses to Israel
and on behalf of Israel. 

To develop - All congregational systems and activities are to effectively develop our members into Messiah's likeness (Romans 8:29; Ephesians 4:12-13).

Messianic disciples - The membership is expected to be faithful followers of Yeshua who embrace HOI's Messianic values and teaching (Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 11:11, 31).

Who serve - All members actively participate in HOI's ministries of worship, witness, and the Word (Ephesians 4:12, 16).

As witnesses - Both our speaking and serving testify to HOI's Messianic values and teaching at our services and in the community (Acts 1:8).

To Israel - We communicate God's faithfulness in Messiah to the Jewish people (but not to the exclusion of Gentiles) through teaching, outreach, celebration of feasts, etc (Romans 1:16).

And on behalf of Israel - We testify to the whole body of Messiah of God's faithfulness to the Jewish people through our teaching and other ministries (Romans 11:1-2).

We Believe

Yeshua is Lord.

Jews and Gentiles are one in Messiah.

Jews and Gentiles maintain their respective identities while growing in spiritual unity in Yeshua.

Hope of Israel should maintain a Jewish cultural orientation because it is God's desire that Messiah's love and life are reflected to the Jewish community and all people.

What's happening at Hope of Israel?


What We Believe

  • GOD- There is one God, eternally existent in a complex unity of three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that the Father is all fullness of the Godhead invisible. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all that come to Him through faith in Messiah Yeshua. 
  • YESHUA - Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) is the eternal and only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Jewish virgin, Miriam. He was sinless in His life and He made atonement for the sins of the world, by the shedding of His blood unto death. We believe in His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His high priestly work for us, and His pre-millennial return to the world according to His promise. 
  • RUACH HAKODESH- The Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) is a person of the Godhead; and as such, He possesses all the distinct attributes of Deity. He is ever present to glorify and testify of Messiah Yeshua. We believe that according to the Brit Chadasha (New Covenant/Testament), the Ruach Ha Kodesh permanently indwells, regenerates, and seals the believer. He empowers, sovereignly imparting at least one spiritual gift to every believer for the purpose of edifying and equipping the Body of Messiah (worldwide body of believers). He also guides, teaches, sanctifies, and fills believers and convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. We believe the immersion of the Ruach HaKodesh is both initiatory and universal. Believers should, therefore, seek to identify, utilize and develop their God-given gifts for service in the Lord.
  • BIBLE- The Bible is God's completed Word and was inerrantly written by divinely inspired men. It is the supreme infallible authority in all matters of faith and conduct and is true in all it affirms.
  • HUMANITY - All humanity was created in God's image, but it was man's sinful nature and choices that have alienated him from God. Man has no possible means of reconciling himself to God and by persisting in the sinful state of unbelief, man is justly condemned by God to eternal punishment.
  • RECONCILIATION - Man is reconciled to God and justified by grace through faith in the atoning work of Messiah Yeshua. Being reconciled, man has peace with God and direct access to Him through Messiah Yeshua and has the hope of eternal glory in Heaven with God. Furthermore, there is no way of salvation apart from faith in Messiah Yeshua for any person, Jewish or Gentile.
  • ISRAEL - The people of Israel, comprised of the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are chosen by God. The Abrahamic Covenant expressed God's choice of Israel and His irrevocable, unconditional covenant to the Jewish people. Jewish believers have a unique two-fold identity as both the spiritual remnant of physical Israel and as members of the body of Messiah Yeshua. Non-Jewish believers become adopted sons and daughters of Abraham and partakers of the spiritual blessings of Israel and are, therefore, grafted into the Jewish olive tree for service. According to the Scriptures, it is the believer's duty and privilege to communicate the Good News of Messiah Yeshua to the Jewish people first, and also to the Gentiles, in a clear, yet sensitive way. The believer also has the duty to support the God-given rights of Israel to her land while opposing anti-Semitism according to the provisions of the Abrahamic Covenant. God has a special purpose and role for the nation of Israel and the Jewish people, and we believe in the full physical and spiritual restoration of Israel at the Second Coming of the Messiah as proclaimed in the Scriptures.
  • TORAH & APPOINTED TIMES - The Law of Moses (Torah) was never meant for salvation, justification, or sanctification; these come only by grace through faith in the atoning work of Messiah. We believe followers of Messiah Yeshua will be transformed by the Ruach HaKodesh as the Torah is written on their hearts through the hearing of the Word and discipleship. Both Jewish and non-Jewish believers should use good stewardship in applying the Torah of Moses to their lives through New Covenant revelation. Believers in Messiah Yeshua are encouraged to use the Moedim (festivals and Sabbath/Shabbat) as a means to express the faithfulness of God to His people. 


  • WHAT TO EXPECT - We will help you feel comfortable, informed, and updated on upcoming events with our welcome and announcements. After announcements we have a time of greeting one another with a hearty handshake and a “Shabbat Shalom” greeting. Next a call to worship time with scripture reading and the Shema/Sh’ma Yisrael (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). Worship includes singing contemporary Messianic music as well a traditional Jewish/Hebrew songs in English and Hebrew. Following a blessing for the childrena a message called a "drash" is shared from the scriptures. The service concludes with the Kiddish and Hamotzi, or the traditional blessings over the food, and the Birkat Kohenim, the priestly blessing from Numbers 6:23-27. Afterward, we have a time of fellowship and light refreshments called Oneg Shabbat, which means "delight in the Sabbath". 
  • ETIQUETTE - Most people wear comfortable, modest attire, but you will notice a variety in dress. Some men wear a kippah as a reminder of God above and a sign of submission to Him. You may also see men wearing tallits or prayer shawls as an outward sign of being wrapped in submission to God’s Word. Feel free to join in worship in Hebrew and English songs and prayers as much as you feel comfortable. We customarily stand during worship and prayer. If this difficult or unfamiliar to you, however, do not feel obligated to participate. We ask that you refrain from playing musical instruments, such as tambourines or shofars, or dancing during worship as these are reserved for those who are part of our worship team and future Israeli/Davidic dance ministry.
  • INFANTS & TODDLERS - We have a cry room or nursery room where parents can take their infants and toddlers if they get restless and need attention. Currently, we have no nursery staff, but will evaluate the need as we grow. Each service is live broadcast in the nursery. 
  • CHILDREN - God's love for children is evident throughout the Scriptures, for "He seeks godly offspring" (Malachi 2:15). Our vision at HOI is to spread the good news of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) to the children and their families. In doing this, we make disciples of the next generation and enable them to be world-changers for the Kingdom of God. Each Shabbat the children come forward for prayer. On the first and third Shabbats of each month, children aged five to ten are escorted by a teacher and an assistant to a children’s classroom for a Torah time of learning truths from God’s Word through a biblically based curriculum. On alternating Shabbats when children’s teaching time is unavailable, we provide “busy/activity bags” for the children who sit with their parents or another adult during the service.
  • WHY HOPE OF ISRAEL - The Hope of Israel refers to the Lord as the Messianic hope of redemption and is also an ancient name for Yeshua (Jesus). See Jeremiah 14:8; Acts 28:20.
  • WHY HEBREW - While many other languages have been crucial in the life and history of the Jewish people (like Greek, Aramaic, Yiddish, and even English), Hebrew has always remained with the Jewish people, even when it was not a living, conversational language. So in a sense, the Hebrew language itself symbolizes the commitment God has toward His people, from generation to generation. That said, it is important that people pray and worship with understanding. Hence, the English translation is given along with Hebrew.
  • ONEG FOOD - Please do not bring food but do come and enjoy the snacks provided by our oneg team. Our oneg is kosher style, meaning no pork or shellfish.
  • UPCOMING EVENTS - During your visit with us please fill out a contact information envelope and place it in the wooden Tzedakah box located at the back of the room. By doing this we can keep you informed about upcoming dates, events, and other important information. You may also find information on our FaceBook page.


3735 Chaparral Drive
Cave Spring, VA 24018



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