Who we are associated with

Yeshivat Shuvu

Ralf has been a student of the Yeshiva, and talmid (disciple) of Rabbi Itzhak Shapira since 2015, and Marie joined in 2018. The Yeshiva has grow exponentially over those years with over 400 talmidim in 27 countries.

The primary goal of the Yeshiva is not just to provide people with knowledge, but ultimately to equip disciples with the proper framework and practical tools from the Torah, the Disciples, and ultimately Yeshua himself, to make an impact on the world around them.

Rabbi Shapira serves as the Rosh (head of) Yeshiva. He is a fully ordained Rabbi (under IAMCS) and after studying the Rabbinic Jewish texts for many years, he found the Messiah in the Hebrew Writings.

Rabbi Shapira is an inspiration to everyone who not only wants to learn about Messianic Judaism, but also those who aspire to walk in the Ways of HaShem, and His Messiah. His knowledge of Torah, both Written and Oral, and the Apostolic Writings is simply awe inspiring, and his constant challange to not just learn, but to live what we have learned, speaks of the heart of our ultimate Rabbi, Yeshua HaMashiach.

Other lecturers in the Yeshiva are Rabbi Steven Bernstein (Rabbi at Aydat HaDerekh Messianic Synagogue in Fort Myers, Florida) and Pastor Raúl Rubio (Pastor and founder of Yoel Messianic Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia, who also heads the Spanish branch of the Yeshiva).

Yeshivat Shuvu
Rabbi Shapira with Ralf and Marie in Sri Lanka (2018)

Ahavat Ammi
Rabbi Shapira is also the founding Rabbi of Ahavat Ammi Ministries, an international Jewish Organisation focused on reconciliation between Jews and Yeshua. Ralf and Marie not only support this ministry financially, but also highly recommend all the teaching available from Rabbi Shapira through this website. In particular they recommend the book authored by Rabbi Shapira titled "The Return of the Kosher Pig". This book is a fascinating insight into Judaism, some of its shortcomings, but especially how Judaism understood the anticipated Messiah 2000 years ago and how that picture so perfectly fits the story of Yeshua of Nazareth.


Aydat HaDerekh Messianic Synagogue
After pursuing Jewish studies all his life, Rabbi Bernstein was ordained in 2010 and has taken over leadership of Aydat HaDerekh Messianic Synagogue. Rabbi Bernstein is also a professor at Shuvu Yeshiva and received Smicha there in December 2014. In 2015 Rabbi Bernstein received Smicha from the International Association of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS). In 2019, Rabbi has joined the staff of Yeshivat Shuvu full-time, as the Head of the Department of Theology. Rabbi Bernstein is another amazing Jewish Rabbi who has found Yeshua in Judaism without having to compromise his practice of Judaism, in fact Yeshua only adds to it.

Rabbi Bernstein with Ralf.

Australasian Alliance of Messianic Congregations (AAMC)


Who do we relate to

Asia Region

2017 Conference in SingaporeYeshivat Shuvu has over 30 ministry leaders from all over the globe, who relate to each other. In Australia our closest neighbours are our fellow talmidim in Asia. The leadership of Derech HaMashiach relate to a number of the Asian leadership through regular Torah Studies, annual conferences and quarterly leadership video conferencing. Ralf and Marie met with Rabbi Shapira and the Asian leaders at the first annual conference in Singapore in early 2017, and had the privilege of attending the 2018 conference in Sri Lanka. What amazing growth in 1 Year.
2018 Conference in Sri Lanka

2018 Conference in Sri Lanka

Australia and New Zealand Region

Ahavat Melech HaMashiach

When Mark joined Yeshivat Shuvu in early 2017, an instant connection developed between Ralf and Mark, and their families. Mark and Nicole, and their family, have been part of the Messianic faith for many ears, attending fellowships in Sydney that have been established for over 20 years. They have branched out leading their own Kehilah, Ahavat Melech HaMashiach, to reach as many people as possible and bring them to faith in the Elohim [God] of Avraham, Yitzhak and Ya'akov. Mark is a member of the AAMC, and while the expression of our faith may vary in a few ways, our heart is one in seeing a united Messianic Judaism, which is in unity with the Jewish people so that all of Israel may be saved and we see the return of our Rabbi, Lord and Master, the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua HaMashiach.

Chen HaMashiach
(Auckland NZ)
Michael and Jane, and their Kehillah, are well and truly on the journey to establish a strong and committed Messianic Fellowship in Auckland, NZ. Their journey has been very similar to ours, as they have also transitioned from a Pentecostal Christian background, to where they are today. Michael joined Yeshivat Shuvu in 2019. In May 2019 we had the opportunity and pleasure of spending some time with Michael, Jane, their family and Kehillah, and witnessed for ourselves the kindred spirit we have, and the dedication they have to being co-workers in establishing the Kingdom of G-d and His Messiah.
Beit Neitser
Ralf and Marie fellowshipped at Beit Neitser in Brisbane, under the leadership of Senior Pastors Craig and Glenda, since its beginnings in 2016, and served on the management committee until they were released to start the work of Derech HaMashiach on the Gold Coast. They have been truly blessed by many of the friendships that developed during their time there, and are grateful for the opportunities they had to minister and share G-d's Word at Home Group and Shul.
Australasian Alliance of Messianic Congregations (AAMC)

YeshuaWe continue to work with the AAMC to strengthen and grow the alliance in Australia and New Zealand, especially to develop strong relationships with other members of the AAMC, like David in Sydney and Binh’yamin in Adelaide, as we work together in unity with a shared vision for Messianic Judaism in both nations.


Bless Israel Network

Dan and his wife D'vorah, who is also a talmid of Yeshivat Shuvu, operate a ministry out of Israel called Bless Israel Network. Through its program - Revelation to the Nations, they are the first and only ministry in Israel providing a dedicated platform for the Israeli body of Believers to share their calling in the Land. They do this by recording interviews of the leaders in the Land and posting the interviews on their web site.

Each ministry they interview is doing humanitarian work on the ground in Israel, which includes sharing about Yeshua. Their contact information is provided during the recorded interview, allowing anyone who views the program to contact them directly. Thus by blessing any interviewed ministry, Believers outside Israel can actually help build the Kingdom by virtue of the blessing provided.  This is a ground-breaking ministry in Israel.

Ralf and Marie met with Dan and D'vorah while in Israel, in early 2017. They developed an instant relationship, and now Derech HaMashiach supports Bless Israel Network in this important work.


At Derech HaMashiach, we believe in working through relationship and accountability. We have relationship with Dan and D'vorah, who in turn have relationship with the people doing humanitarian work in Israel. Through this relationship, Bless Israel Network puts us in direct contact with the workers on the ground in the Land, and this establishes a level of accountability, ensuring the funds raised by Derech HaMashiach for Tzedakah go directly to these workers.


Dan and D'vorah play an important role in connecting Messianic Believers in Israel with those in Nations, working toward the goal until all Israel is saved.