Congregational Leader

Nathaniel Puro

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Nathaniel “Ned” Puro was raised in a Reform Jewish home in Scarsdale, N.Y. At the age of eighteen, through the testimony of a Christian housekeeper, Ned came to know Yeshua as Messiah and L-rd. Via a long and winding path, (no doubtingly provided by G-d Himself), Ned found himself in Pittsburgh as a new believer. In pursuing knowledge of Yeshua, Ned attended and graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute. While attending Word of Life, Ned met his bride and partner in ministry and life, Susan. They have been married since 1980. Ned and Sue are parents to their daughter Tara and her husband John, and are now grandparents of one, Ariella.

Ned has been involved in the Messianic Movement since 1989 and has served as a shamash (deacon) and then elder at Shoresh David Messianic Congregation from shortly after its inception. Since 2004, Ned has served as the congregational leader of Shoresh David and has continued studies with courses at Messiah Biblical Institute, The King’s University, SMT – School of Messianic Theology, among others.

Ned’s life message is “The salvation of Israel for the sake of the world.” He teaches passionately on:

  • To the Jew first
  • The Call of Israel
  • The Parting of the Ways
  • Israelology—the Biblical Relationship Between Israel and the Church


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Andrew Stuart

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Dan Juster – Co-Director, Tikkun International


Dr. Daniel Juster, founder of Tikkun International, has been involved in the Messianic Jewish movement since 1972 and currently resides in Jerusalem, Israel, from where he serves and supports the Messianic movement worldwide. Dan was the founding president and general secretary of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations for 9 years, the senior pastor of Beth Messiah congregation for 22 years, and a co-founder of the Messiah Bible Institute in several nations.  Dr. Juster presently serves on the Board of Tikkun International, a network of congregations and ministries in the United States and abroad dedicated to the restoration of Israel and the Church.