How it Began
In 1991, a mother had a vision of starting a school that would provide children of the Messianic community with a godly education based on Biblical values. Soon a few more parents with the same vision joined her. Together they started a very small school with two classes and two teachers.
The school was founded on many prayers and named Makor HaTikvah, “A Source of Hope.” It was founded with the intention of being a source of hope for Messianic families. There were not many Jewish believers in Israel, and they were concerned about their children’s education. The vision that sprouted in the heart of one mother, grew into a full elementary school which now includes all the middle school grades. The Lord has greatly blessed this school and allowed it to flourish and become a source of sound and Godly education.
The school is a haven for some 140 students, and 20+ teachers and covers grade 1-9. It complies with the curriculum required by the Israeli Ministry of Education but does not receive financial support from the Israeli government. It is an asset to the Messianic community in Israel.
Families of many backgrounds; cultural, theological, and financial; are represented in the student body. Children of new immigrant families bring a diversity of languages. Classes are taught in Hebrew. An Ulpan pullout class bridges over the language barrier by teaching Hebrew in an accelerated and individualized fashion.
In recent years we have heard over and over that the school has reached its full occupancy. Over and over the school finds ways to safely accommodate more students. At the same time, not all applicants can be accepted, in part, due to what the current leased facility can accommodate. With your help in prayer and financial support we would like to become an even larger pillar for the future of the Messianic Community in Israel.
The school is cross-congregational and serves many Messianic congregations in Jerusalem & nearby communities in Judea. Most Messianic congregations in Israel are evangelical and many in Israel are facing soft persecution because of their faith in Jesus/Yeshua. They are our brothers and sisters.
Build Faith Foundation
The school offers a safe environment to the future generation of Jewish believers in Israel.
A place where they can freely establish their basic education, while building their foundation of faith on the entire scriptures - Genesis through Revelation.
Today Makor Hatikvah School provides education for over 130 students from Messianic families who come from different areas and backgrounds.
The school serves grades 1-9 and includes all the core subjects as well as art, music, technology and Old & New Testament classes.