Ariel's school of Messianic
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Shalom! The adventure of a lifetime begins with a strong foundation of Biblical teaching and plenty of fun and fellowship. You'll find all that at our Shoshanah Campus! Come and build a solid foundation of faith
when you spend time in the beautiful Adirondack mountains learning about the
Creator and Sustainer of Life from a perspective that is unique to Ariel Ministries.
Experience your faith's Jewish roots and examine the complete Word of God
from a historically and culturally accurate frame of reference.
WELCOME TO OUR SHOSHANAH CAMPUS
June 12, 2020
2020 SUMMER PROGRAM UPDATE:
Please read the following letter from Arnold –
LETTER EXPLAINING WHY WE MUST CANCEL OUR SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR 2020
DEAR ARIELNIKS AND STUDENTS OF THE SHOSHANAH SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM
I have been praying and trying hard not to cancel the 2020 Ariel's Program of Messianic Jewish Studies at Shoshanah Campus. I had some hope when the Governor of New York State declared that the Northwest border area was cleared for opening up but that did not include the Northeast border area where our campus is located. But a couple of weeks later the Northeast section was also cleared and I was sure that meant we could continue with the summer program.
But I was receiving contradictory information about what that meant and so decided to fly to the campus on June 8th to investigate the situation. On the morning of the 9th, I met with Gary who showed me the small numbers registered for the 2020 program but that did not bother me since that was anticipated in light of the fact that the internationals, including Canadians, would not be able to attend. My policy has always been that if there is one person willing to learn, I would be there. But that was and would not have been the reason to cancel the 2020 program.
What I learned and got cleared is that this part of NY State was only at the second stage of the opening up process and that no camp of any kind has been opened up and would not be allowed to open until either the third stage (some camps) or stage four (the remaining camps). No specific timetable has been provided as to when each stage would be applied since it would depend on the level of new cases of the Coronavirus Covid-19. So, at this point, we may not have the legal date to start the program which was only three weeks away on the first Saturday of July. Even if we did get the clearance before that date, we would be required to fulfill a lot of strict requirements, and if in one week we had ten students we would need to hire about twenty workers to do all the extra cleansing required by NY State and its response to the Coronavirus plague. There were other issues as to the use of the kitchen and dining hall, etc.
And so, to my deep, deep regret, we will need to cancel the 2020 program. We shall repeat the same curriculum for next year so that those trying to complete the five-year program will still be able to do so.
For those of you who have paid, we would like to give you three options. First, if you wish to have it refunded this will be done once you let us know. Second, if you wish to apply it to the 2021 program, then we shall apply that way, and if the price is raised we will not charge you the higher cost. Third, if you wish to donate the funds as a contribution to the Shoshanah Campus ministry in any specific area, then that will be done as well.
In the Messiah,
Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
If you have any questions, please call the campus office at (518) 834-6057.
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LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Last Friday the Governor of New York State declared that the North Country section can move to stage three which was good news for us and seemed to promise that we can proceed with the Labor Day Weekend. But then on Saturday an additional announcement from the Governor declaring an exception to the stage three format that all overnight youth camps will remain closed for the rest of the summer and into the fall. Since we are a family camp, it was not clear to us if the rule applied to us but we had to wait till today (Monday) to find out.
Then we got the bad news - the prohibition applies to all overnight camps for the whole State of New York. That killed the last hope we had to have any program at the Shoshanah Campus for this summer. All I can say is that I am very sad about this situation.
At the same time, we need to recognize that our God is in control and all the choices we had for this summer were not choices that we could make on our own but they were mandated by the NY Government and the Bible admonishes us to be in submission to the government unless it asks us to do what the Scriptures prohibit. In this case, it does not. Therefore we need to recognize that this is the will of the Lord and all things still work together for good to them that love God.
In the Messiah,
Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
The Shoshanah Campus is a conference center venue, ministry/church retreat facility, and Messianic Bible study facility for believers in Jesus the Messiah. We are located on over 500 acres in the scenic Adirondack Mountains of northern New York state. As a vital aspect of Ariel Ministries, we reach out to share the good news of Messiah Yeshua with the Jewish people, and with all who will hear, for the purpose of discipling those who come to faith, and training believers. Each summer since 1974, we have conducted a multi-week intensive Messianic Bible Study Program, taught by our founder, Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum, and other skilled Bible teachers.
Our facility is also available to rent for church retreats, men's and women's retreats, couples retreats and small conferences.
Please contact us and we will happily answer all of your questions as well as work with you to customize a plan for your event needs.
Thank you to Daniel Katsaga for this wonderful video showing you a bit of our beautiful summer camp program during 2018.
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Our Bible Camp Retreat and Conference Center is located in Northern New York, in the protected Adirondack Mountains.
Answering the Call is a television ministry of our friend Pastor Chuck Reich, providing you with an inside glance at the ministry here.
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