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 learn about the foundation of your faith.

We just finished lesson five. We are enjoying them thoroughly, and are working through all of the extra options at the end of each lesson. Some of the reading there is very good too! We are taking our time, as we don't want to miss anything you have put out there for us! Thank you for your hard work.

— Bill and Karen Bishop

Once I received the workbook, it only took me about a week and a half to complete the course. I did a different lesson a day. After completing one I could not wait to start the other. A lot of the information I knew from other Torah studies through the years but how the course was organized puts everything in perspective. The progressive lessons consistently build on each other and the videos of places and events in the study makes the lessons come alive.

I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting a better understanding of the Hebraic roots of Chrisitianity. Our Savior Yeshus (Jesus) was and is a Jew, the Bible was written by Jews and the only way to truly understand the scriptures is by reading it with the customs and culture of those who penned them to the scrolls/letters. The foundation has already been laid, it is incumbent of us to build on the foundation as part of the members of His body (Temple). This course will provide that beginning. May Adonai Bless and Keep You and grant you peace.

— Larry Espinosa

We were given a Hayesod introduction CD 6 years ago. I listened to it many times. It finally came about that my wife and I grew unsatisfied with our church's teaching and lack of teaching on certain subjects. She had decided to no longer attend the church and study on her own while I have continued as Elder. We ordered Hayesod for our joint learning and have been growing immeasurably in our faith walk together. The program is not preachy but humbly presented and factual. Your well constructed lessons have opened our eyes to the Hebrew roots of scripture and our faith. We are so grateful. We tell others and hope to lead a study ourselves someday soon.

— Bill and Beth

"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 enjoyed every moment of HaYesod. It was very informative and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to better understand the Hebrew roots of their faith. Due to events beyond my control, my new friends at FFOZ were most generous in extending time so I could finish the program. Now, the hardest part will be deciding what to do next. Blessings and shalom to everyone at FFOZ!

— Peggy

Our Wed. night group just finished Lesson 10. Our Shabbat School will be finishing Lesson 9 this morning. In both groups we chose to do half a lesson each week, which has worked very well! Much less information overload and more time for discussion! I used the online option, projecting to the big screen in our Sunday church sanctuary. This group is eager to study the feasts in the fall.....I believe we will use Sam Nadler's material. We used the HaYesod DVD's for the Shabbat School group. Our Sabbath congregation will also be studying the feasts next using Sam Nadler. Thank you FFOZ for making it easy to present HaYesod!

— Ben

Thank You for this wonderful HaYesod program. It's truly a new foundation for me. I loved watching the videos with the field trips to Israel. It brings Israel right at your doorstep, you can see all the effort and love of making them. FFOZ is a blessing for the world! I'm going to tell the Salvations Army, Beth Yeshua and friends in the Netherlands about FFOZ.

I'm still watching the tv programs and have taken a subscription on "Messiah" magazine.

— Nathalie