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.

There are three of us who attend Shomair Yisrael in Knoxville although we live 50 miles away. We decided we wanted to take the HaYesod course but without the extra drive. So once a week we met at my home to view it online while our synagogue did the study there. Thank you!

— Kathy Markward Crampton

I recommend this program to everyone. I recommend it to people in passing conversations. This study cleared a lot of confusion about things that I had been taught as a child. It beautifully knits the Hebrew scriptures and what we call the New Testament into unity. Thank you FFOZ!

— Linda Sponenburgh

I am absolutely loving this program. I am about 3/4 of the way through the online lessons and have learned so much - the lesson on the covenants in the Bible was especially eye-opening! I also love soaking in the sights and sounds of Israel as I progress through the program. Thank you for this wealth of knowledge in such an interesting, accessible format!

— Sarah

“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

I have to say that this is one of the best Bible Studies I have ever done. I have been a Christian for more than 35 years and have gone to seminary and always studied the Word - I am really impressed and really learning a lot. Its my first exposure to Messianic Judaism so I was expecting to learn but not to that degree. There are things in this teachings that "fill" the "holes" on my understanding of the Bible. It makes sense for me now! The teachers are really blessed and anointed! May His Name continue to be glorified in this program!


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