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Program of Messianic Jewish Studies

Every summer for the past 44 years, Ariel Ministries has welcomed students of all ages from many countries to join us for our Messianic discipleship program held at Camp Shoshanah. It is nestled in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, and provides the perfect setting for our expanded six-week program of rich Bible study, fellowship, and fun.

It is beneficial for the student to complete the entire 2 or 3 week programs, if possible. You can attend from 1 to 6 weeks of the program depending on your schedule. Our program centers on the grounding and growth of believers through in-depth study of the Scriptures from a Jewish perspective. The time of Bible study combined with worship, fellowship, and the beautiful surroundings, makes Camp Shoshanah the perfect retreat for refreshment and renewal of your faith.

If you have any questions, our camp staff is ready to answer them. Call (518) 834-6057 or click the Learn More button below for the Camp Brochure and Application.

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2018 Course Curriculum:

Weeks 1-2

Exodus by Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
A study of the Exodus out of Egypt when the people of Israel became the nation of Israel. The study includes the history from the departure and arrival at Mount Sinai and the reception of the initial segments of the Law of Moses and the building of the Tabernacle.

Numbers by Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
A survey study through the Book of Numbers focusing on the history of the 40-years of wilderness wanderings and the signicance of other segments of the Law of Moses.

Leviticus by Dr. Roger Liebi
A survey that will cover the signicance of the Mosaic sacrices, the dietary code, the Feasts of Israel, aspects of the Law of Moses and the prophecy of Israel’s future, both fullled and unfullled.

Weeks 3-5

The Eight Covenants of the Bible by Mottel Baleston
A detailed study of the eight covenants of the Bible and how they relate to Israel, the Gentiles, and the Body of the Messiah.

The Highlights of the Life of the Messiah by Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
Based on the book Ariel's Harmony of the Gospels, this class walks you through the four Gospels. It focuses on the events in the life of Messiah from a Jewish perspective, shedding light on the Jewish theology and customs that surround our Messiah.

The Highlights of Minor Prophets by Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
All twelve minor prophets will be studied with some done in detail and some as a survey. Special emphasis on Messianic prophecies of both the rst and second coming of Messiah.

Jewish Family Life by Mottel Baleston
The cycle of Holy Days and practices that God gave Israel has value for both Jewish & Gentile believers in Messiah Yeshua. Learn about these and how to incorporate them into a Messiah centered life.

Messianic Jewish Theology Today by Dr. Richard Hill
This course will cover special issues involved in Messianic Jewish theology from a biblical and rabbinic perspective which include specifc topics such as circumcision, the Mosaic Law/Torah Observance, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Kashrut, Messianic Congregations, Distinctives of Israel and the Church.

The Ministries and Gifts of the Holy Spirit by Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
An exposition of all passages dealing with this subject to show clearly what the Bible does or does not teach on the topic, and clarify what is or is not happening today.

The Plan of the Ages by Mottel Baleston
The narrative of Scripture seems confusing for many, but becomes clear when we recognize the differing Dispensations of time throughout history. The sweep of Scripture becomes clear as this key to the Bible is understood.

Week 6

The Life of the Messiah by Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
This is the complete course taught in one week. Based on Ariel’s Harmony of the Gospels, this class is a study through all four Gospels. It focuses on the events in the life of the Messiah from a Jewish perspective, shedding light on Jewish theology and customs that surround our Messiah.


Throughout the years, our Messianic Jewish Studies Program has been growing. We now offer a six-week program teaching various Bible topics and courses from a Messianic Jewish Perspective. There is a two week curriculum followed by a three week curriculum, followed by a one week course on the Life of Messiah from a Jewish Perspective.

You may attend for one to six weeks depending on your schedule. Students are encouraged to attend all six week of the program if their schedule allows.

Program Breakdown

The Program Breakdown

Classes begin on Monday morning and end on Friday evening. During the first two weeks, the program will run four hours per day. During the remaining four weeks, the program will run five hours per day.The structure of the program will include four classes, each an hour long per day for both two and three week programs.The three week program has a required fifth session for first-time attendees:The Survey of the Life of Messiah, which runs for 75 minutes each day. The sixth week program will also run for five hours a day giving a complete detailed study of Messiah’s life.

A youth program is provided during the adult sessions. We have designed our schedule for the maximum teaching time during the day, while allowing ample time for fun and fellowship. The afternoons and weekends allow plenty of free time for worship, fellowship, hiking and recreation at Trout Pond, as well as various other activities located nearby.

Each Friday evening we have a special Shabbat service and dinner. Saturday is a free day for campers who will continue their study and a departure day for those who are leaving. On Sunday mornings, we gather for a time of worship led by Ariel staff members and students. If you play a musical instrument, please bring it along to share with us. Saturday and Sunday evenings are reserved for lakeside cookouts with music, dance, and fellowship.

Children and Youth (up to age 17):

Serious Bible education is required for our youth. While opportunities for good fun abound, first and foremost the Shoshanah facility is a Discipleship Program. During adult classes, we will conduct Bible teaching and a recreation program for children ages. Topics will mirror the adult program topics.


Accommodations include cabins for married couples and families; separate bunkhouses for single men and single women, and camp grounds (tent, camper, or RV). All accommodations are available on a first-come, first-served basis, giving early registrants preference regarding dates of attendance. You may also commute from one of the local motels (contact Camp Shoshanah for a list). Pets are NOT permitted.

Meals at Facility:

Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please plan to arrive after 2 pm on Saturday. The first meal for new arrivals will be the evening cookout. Please Note: Attendees are not permitted to prepare their own meals nor is food allowed in the cabins, nor use the kitchen facilities for any purpose.

A refrigerator is provided in the dining hall for those attendees who have special needs. Anything that will be stored in the refrigerator in the Dining Hall designated “Student Fridge” MUST be put in a covered plastic box (obtained from the Office) and CLEARLY labeled.

Tyndale Seminary Course Credit

You can receive Bible school or seminary credit for classes taken at Shoshanah. Tyndale Seminary is offereing one hour of course credit, graduate or undergraduate for every 10-12 hours of study at our Camp Shoshanah Discipleship Program, up to three credit hours.

A Scholarship Pays Eternal DividendsFor information on obtaining credit, please contact Josh Bailey at (800) 886-1415, or by email at: registrar@tyndale.edu.

You may send your course completion information to Josh Bailey at: Tyndale Seminary - 6800 Manhattan Blvd Ste 200 - Ft. Worth, TX 76120.

Camp Scholarship Fund

Why not sponsor a friend, pastor, or missionary? You can donate to the camp scholarship fund and help those otherwise unable, to come be with us.

Churches can give an appreciation gift by sending their pastor and family to camp for a week or more. Invest in the leadership you love. The deep Messianic scriptural understanding they gain will in turn be a blessing to the congregation and the lives of those they teach and touch. Ariel’s Program of Messianic Jewish Studies is an investment that pays eternal dividends.

Call (518) 834-6057 and we’ll help you get a sponsorship set up for whoever you would like to especially bless in Messiah Yeshua.

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