B.S. from West Chester State University (PA, USA) and Philadelphia Biblical University (PA, USA)

M. Div. from Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield PA, USA

Attended Rodef Torah School of Jewish Studies, Worcester, MA, USA

Former Messianic congregational planter in the USA (UMJC) and Biblical Instructor at Israel College of Bible, Jerusalem, Israel


  • Adjunct Professor at “ibex” (Israeli Campus of The Master’s College)
  • Part-time instructor with TorahResource Institute, Tacoma, WA
  • Full-time Instructor with Torah Resources International
  • He is an Instructor at TorahResource Institute?  TorahResource Institute

Ariel specializes on Bible teaching from a Hebraic perspective, especially the Old Testament (Torah, Prophets, and Writings), and the Hebraic backgrounds of the Newer Testament.

D’vorah Berkowitz

Studied Social Work at West Chester State University (PA, USA) and

Philadelphia Biblical University (USA)

Attended Rodef Torah School of Jewish Studies, Worcester, MA (USA)


  • Learning Environment Consultant
  • CEO of Table Talk Torah Truths: producing practical aids to living God’s Word in practical, life-changing ways
  • Full-time Instructor with Torah Resources International

D’vorah specializes in advising on learning environments and on family counseling, teaching seminars on the subject and helping individual families.

Presently they are working in Asia twice each year as Bible Teachers and Learning Environment Consultants where they specialize in the wisdom of the Bible for the learning environments of our children. They were invited by Educators and Parents in Taiwan, China, and Korea. They are also working with The Home School Association of Taiwan. Both Ariel and Dvorah have a heart, mind, and experience for training leaders.  In addition, they have made frequent teaching visits to Europe for the past 20 years.

The Berkowitz Family moved to Israel 28 years ago and has four grown children and seven grand children.

Books by Ariel & D’vorah Berkowitz

  • A Week in the Life of the Lamb
  • Bereshit: The Foundations of Covenant (Vol. 1 of the Briteinu Torah Commentary)
  • Foundations Rediscovered
  • Studies in the Book of Joshua: The Covenants in Action
  • How to Study and Teach the Bible
  • Take Hold
  • Torah Rediscovered

To order your copy of these books, please see the website of Shoreshim Publishing (www.shoreshimpublishing.comor order them from!

Torah Resources International (tri) is an international Bible teaching organization with several staff instructors, teaching the Torah, the Hebraic Roots to our faith in Yeshua, and the joys of what it means to be a New Creation in Messiah wherever they are invited. tri is an non-profit organization, in the USA and The Netherlands.

All Berkowitz Books may be ordered on-line through the TRI website, directly from Shoreshim Publishing, or from Amazon.

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Tim graduated from Cedarville University in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Bible, with a minor in Philosophy. He entered Northwest Baptist Seminary (Tacoma, WA) in 1973, completing his M.Div. (summa cum laude) in 1976. He completed his Th.M. (summa cum laude) in 1978, also from NWBS. His Master’s Thesis was titled: “The Abrahamic Covenant and the Covenant of Grant in the Ancient Near East”. Tim taught Biblical Hebrew and Hebrew Exegesis for three years as an adjunct faculty member at Corban University School of Ministry when the school was located in Tacoma. Corban University School of Ministry is now in Salem, OR. Tim is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, and has contributed papers at the annual meetings of both societies. Since 1990, Tim has served as one of the Overseers at Beit Hallel in Tacoma, WA. He and his wife, Paulette, have four children and seven grandchildren.

Academic Papers:

Genesis 18:22 & the Tiqqune Soferim: Textual, Midrashic, and for What Purpose?
Society of Biblical Literature, San Antonio, TX (November 2016)

To Read or Not to Read?: Translating the Qere/Ketiv in Modern English Translations of the Old Testament
Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, GA (November 2015)

You Shall Not Boil a Kid in its Mother’s Milk: The Interpretive History of a Curious Commandment
The Evangelical Theological Society (November 2013)

“Do the Seven, Go to Heaven?”: An Investigation into the History of the Noachide Laws
Evangelical Theological Society, Washington DC (November 2006)

Rob teaches courses on 2nd Temple Period, Rabbinic Literature, Judaism, Koine Greek, and Aramaic. He has delivered papers at conferences for both Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. He serves at Heart of Messiah Ministries in Spokane Valley. Rob holds two degrees from the University of Washington: MA, Comparative Religion (2005) and BA, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, with a minor in Music (2003).

Academic Publications and Presentations:

“A Necessary Yod: How Masorah and Midrash Helped to Clarify the Canon,”
in Torah is a Hidden Treasure, W. David Nelson, Rivka Ulmer, eds. (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2019), pp. 175-185.

“Is there Theology in this Masorah? An Inquiry into the several early MG lists for vayachsheveha and their interpretation history,”
(SBL Masorah Section, Nov 2019, San Diego, CA)

“When Midrash looks like Masorah: A Gematria Lesson for Moses and its Transmission in Medieval Torah Manuscripts,”
(SBL Midrash Section, Nov 2019, San Diego, CA)

“Keeping Scripture Holy: A 10th-century Masorete Negotiates the Sanctity of the Written Word”
(Israeli Association for the Study of Religions; Jerusalem, April 2019)

“Job gets a Job: How an unemployed Bible Verse found Work in Masorah and Midrash”
(SBL Nov 2018, Denver, CO)

“Can’t a Scribe take a Hint? How Ben-Jacob “fixed” an ambiguous Ben-Asher tradition but missed its Meaning”
(SBL Nov 2018, Denver, CO)

“Paul’s ‘Whole Torah’ Handbook: Strategies of a master Jewish text-broker to mobilize Galatian churches against Fake News”
(SBL Nov 2017, Boston, MA)

“‘Qere ve’la ketiv, ketiv ve’la qere’ : Problematic Categories in Masoretic Studies,”
International Organization of Masoretic Studies, Jerusalem, Israel (Aug, 2017)