From the Rabbi

שלום וברכות

Shalom oov rakhot,  (Shalom and blessings)

Shalom though a biblical world, now used in modern Hebrew, conveys a simple greeting with warmth and friendliness.  Oov rakhot (andblessings) is from the same root as the word baruch or bless, (the beginning of many Jewish prayers).  Blessings to each and everyone of you: dear brothers and sisters in Messiah who connect with one another at Sanctuary Messianic Congregation.

I have met most of you, but not all.   My name is Art Weiner and I am the new pastor, spiritual leader or rebbe at Sanctuary Messianic.  My wife Deb and I look forward to connecting with each of you and learning and growing with you in the wonderful love of Messiah Y’shua.

It is my prayer to make myself available as much as possible throughout the week for any needs that develop.  My email is  Also, you may leave a message on the congregation phone 847-868-0195 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

What about Smiling Maven.  This ministry was founded as a Jewish expression of God’s incredible Grace.   The website is .    I encourage you all to check out the website.   It is good way to learn more about this crazy or zany Jewish grace fanatic that is now your pastor.

Please feel free to call, text, or email me.   I look forward to our fellowship together in Messiah.

Blessings, blessings, and more blessing,

Art and Deb Weiner