Testimonies from Students and Leaders

Read what HaYesod students, group, and community leaders have been saying about HaYesod. We hope their testimonies will be an encouragement for you to join and connect to the roots of your faith.

Generally it is a very informative program, in to detail It explains to me so much: the Bible makes so much more sense now. It is the pearl I was looking for in a huge field for more than 25 years. Because my mother tongue is not English, it would be better if it was English subtitled because I do not understand all the words as they are spoken. I understand English very well, let there be no mistake, and you guys speak very clearly, that is not the issue. Sometimes a word is being used which is not in my vocabulary yet.
I would recommend any believer to follow this program, unfortunately their is a language barrier for people in Europe I think.

— Irma Hofer

We both enjoyed your course which we have now completed. It is well-presented, in the videos and in the manuals. We have long been familiar with the Sabbath, Holy Days of God, clean foods, etc, as that is part of our Church of God background. Besides these fundamental teachings, other questions will arise for individuals regarding New Covenant applications of walking in the covenant way of life. We see these questions arising for the apostles in the book of Acts, etc. With the coming of the New Covenant it became relevant to discern which of the Torah laws are applicable for believers, just as it was always necessary to discern which laws were applicable for whom prior to the New Covenant. We believe it is this discernment we see at work within the pages of the New Testament, rather than some laws being obligatory for Jewish believers solely on the grounds they are Jewish, and not obligatory for Gentile believers solely on the grounds they are not Jewish. We would also avoid placing any Jewish tradition, however meaningful, into the same category as the Torah. So while we differ in some respects from some of your approaches, we thank you again for the opportunity of doing this course, and wish you well in all your future endeavours.

Kindest regards,
Selwyn and Gillian Vivian

— Selwyn and Gillian Vivian

The knowledge in the program is distinctly solid and the teachers have depth of understanding. This is clearly shown in their presentation of the Hebrew terms and the links made between the OT and the NT. The video program is divided into a few segments and this gives the student a break or just a pause. This point is worth a mention as it shows the fine attention to detail in the conceptualization and planning of the entire program. The presentation in the workbook is very impressive. On the whole, this is a very well-considered program. You have done an excellent job. We praise our LORD Jesus Christ, Amen.


“I see HaYesod as having a long-term affect in a congregation … It helps establish the right foundation for new believers, and establishes an attitude of respect for the Scriptures that can be built upon…”

— Pastor Mark Brocato

This entire teaching has been such a blessing to me. My husband began listening to the teaching as I was studying and little by little became totally engaged in the teaching. I have finished the course with a foundation that will help me and my husband with our future studies.. We have now become friends of FFOZ and started our new study in The Torah Club, Unrolling The Scroll. We are looking at the scriptures in a whole new way and have peace in areas that before caused confusion. Thank you for your valuable work you are doing in building the Kingdom.

— Jacqueline

I am amazed at the quality, depth, and volume of pertinent information in both the HaYesod program and The Torah Club material! I have been greatly blessed, encouraged and filled with useful and practical understandings of things I had previously only had a sketchy view of. So many of my questions and perplexing topics have really been clarified, expanded and explained so simply that even I can understand and utilize it. It's heavy enough and simple enough to grasp and challenge me in my personal life issues and obstacles. I am very grateful to the staff who had created, developed and presented these materials so professionally and in such a usable way. Thank you so much!

— Michael M

Thank you to all of you for producing this Hayesod program for us. There was much to learn and I didn't dare just go ahead and write in the answers because each lesson was a completely new experience for me, and I would have put in the wrong information. It was lots of fun to actually go with our teachers to Jerusalem and the surrounding areas via the videos, to envision what it must have been like when our objective of that lesson was given. I am saving up to belong to the Torah Club. So grateful! Shalom.

— Joan