News and Events - Center for Judaic Studies

Sukkot - The Feast of TabernaclesSukkot - The Feast of Tabernacles

September 30, 2015, 1-2 p.m.
Jerry Falwell Library, Lower Atrium

Join us for a special program, with worship music and traditional Jewish/Israeli dancing!


The Jewish Feast of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, is the celebration of the last of the harvest that Israel gathers in every year. The feast was established by God in Leviticus 23:33-44 and is to last eight days. During this period, according to Scripture, Israelites, were to build small huts or "booths" (Hebrew Sukkot) in which they are to dwell, reminding them of their wanderings in the wilderness, God's provision for them, their redemptive covenant history with God, the events and trials God had brought them through, and the promises He had kept faithfully. The Feast symbolizes God's care and love for the Israelites through His willingness to dwell with them in the Tabernacle and later in the Temple.

To find out more about the historical, current and prophetic significance of this biblical feast, join us on our special program (above date) or visit our Sukkah booth at the lower atrium of the Jerry Falwell Library, any time between Sept. 28 and Oct. 2.


Jewish Testimony - Dr. Arnold FruchtenbaumA Jewish Testimony with Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum

October 26, 2015, 7:oo p.m. at Town's Auditorium

Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum, author, scholar and the president of Ariel Ministries, was born in 1943 in Siberia, Russia after his Jewish father — falsely accused of being a Nazi spy when he fled Poland from Hitler — was released from a Communist prison. With the help of the Israeli underground in 1947, the Fruchtenbaum family escaped from behind the Iron Curtain to Germany, where they were confined to British Displaced Persons' camps. There, Arnold received Orthodox Jewish training from his father before the family finally immigrated to New York in 1951. Before their release, however, the family was befriended by a Lutheran minister; and it was this contact that eventually led Arnold and his mother to the New York headquarters of the American Board of Missions to the Jews (ABMJ). Five years later, this same meeting brought Arnold, at age 13, to saving knowledge of Jesus the Messiah.
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Come listen to Dr. Furchtenbaum as he shares his testimony with us.

This event is free of charge and open to all!

Liberty Biblical Museum Dedication

Liberty Biblical Museum Dedication

The Liberty Biblical Museum was dedicated on April 13, 2015 during ribbon-cutting ceremony by President Jerry Falwell.

Read more about the dedication:

Liberty Champion Article
Liberty Journal Article


Rep. Michele Bachmann and Dr. Randall Price at the Liberty Biblical MuseumA Visit from Congresswoman Michele Bachmann

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann visits the Center for Judaic Studies and the Liberty Biblical Museum.



"It was an incredible blessing to tour the Liberty Center for Jewish Studies and Biblical Museum. I urge everyone to visit this important historical treasure where exciting archaeological discoveries demonstrate not only the accuracy of the Bible, but bring the truths of Scripture to life."
-- Congresswoman Michele Bachmann

Christ in the PassoverChrist in the Passover Presentation

Almost 200 people came to hear this insightful presentation by Stephen Katz of Jews for Jesus on March 23rd, 2015.

Learn more about the Passover Presentation.