We hosted a large attendance of members and new visitors who
contributed to a sumptuous and varied potluck dinner that spanned four
Some dishes were Jewish, including matzo ball and chicken
soup, corned beef, bagels and cheese spreads, many salads and other
We were serenaded by members of the Cleaver family who
entertained us with Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) songs and two special songs
with lyrics by our national president, Marlena Tanya Muchnick-Baker.
The family's numerous musical instruments contributed to the evening’s
The keynote speaker was Lynda Cherry, currently teaching Bible
class on Isaiah. One of her specialties is ancient Hebrew Feasts and
Festivals, and also ancient temple practices, and how they testify of
the Messiah. She's spoken regularly at Church Education Week, and teaches seminary.
Sister Cherry’s insightful lecture “Joseph and Judah:
Enemies No More” reviewed the Joseph and Judah story and the dispersion
of the tribes from the Northern Kingdom (Israel) and scriptural
prophesies of the future of those tribes as told through the Hebrew
bible and the Book of Mormon.
Amanda Brown danced Hebrew melodies for us, then led a group
in the several basic dances. Sister
Brown performed at our Salt Lake City gathering in 2013. She
is a recent BYU grad, degreed in Ancient Near Eastern
Studies/Hebrew Bible and World Dance. A former member of the BYU Folk
Dance Ensemble, Amanda will continue graduate work in Biblical Studies
at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Sixty attended this gathering. We look forward to more growth
and many more Spirit-filled evenings where we, His children, can join
together to enjoy each other and the benefits offered in the fellowship
of Judah and Joseph.
Come and partake!
Please tell your friends about us, bring them to our
gatherings. Help us to grow and to serve the Lord by bringing together
today’s generation of the 12 Tribes of Israel in fellowship and peace.
Sister Cherry's Talk