Rabbi Dr. Mark S. Kinzer

Dr. Mark Kinzer is the Rabbi of Congregation Zera Avraham in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Born in Detroit in 1952, Mark was raised in a Conservative Jewish home and became an adherent of Messiah Yeshua in 1971. He attended the University of Michigan (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.), and remains forever a loyal Wolverine. Mark is Senior Scholar and President Emeritus of Messianic Jewish Theological Institute, Chair of the Hashivenu Board, and author of Postmissionary Messianic Judaism (Brazos 2005), Israel's Messiah and the People of God (Cascade 2011), and Searching Her Own Mystery (Cascade 2015).


All Judaism is rooted in Torah, and central to the Torah are the Mitzvot (commandments). Jewish religious life has always been based on the establishment of a communal framework for interpreting, applying, and living out the Mitzvot. This should be no different for Messianic Jews, who acknowledge Yeshua as the heart of the Torah and its authoritative teacher. Yet, the Messianic Jewish movement has not yet established a communal framework for living out the Torah in Yeshua. In the MJRC we are beginning this essential task -- and I am proud to be part of it.




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    Congregation Zera Avraham
    P.O. Box 2025
    Ann Arbor, MI 48106
    (734) 206-2617