Shemen Sasson

Our Story

Congregation Shemen Sasson is an Israeli community in Jerusalem, comprised of people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds who believe in the BibleOld and New Covenantsas the inspired word of God. We  honor Yeshua of Nazareth as the promised Messiah of Israel.

We believe that only through Yeshua's atoning sacrifice can man make peace with God, and that through his resurrection and ascension, we have hope for eternal life.

As disciples of Yeshua residing in Jerusalem, we have embraced the calling

"to console those who mourn in zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy (shemen sasson) for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." (Isaiah 61:3) 

We meet together at our house of prayer and community center, in downtown Jerusalem, in regular daily, weekly and monthly intervals to share life - as we worship together, pray together, learn together, celebrate together, and strive to serve the greater community in a spirit of unconditional love.

Our worship services incorporate music that is a unique fusion of East and West, Ancient and New, being a natural expression of the special character of our city and nation.