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Olive Tree

"To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy (Shemen Sasson) for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified." (Isaiah 61:3)

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Unique Fusion

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Change for the Better

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Empowering Others

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Transforming Lives

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Meeting the Real Needs


If you desire to know, but do not yet know who Yeshua of Nazareth is, then humbly and sincerely ask God to show you. When He does, open your heart to Yeshua as your Savior and as your Lord. Follow him and rejoice for you have now received everlasting life. 

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Shemen Sasson is a community of believers seeking to live by God’s grace and joy while growing in love for Him and others, and serving the Body and Nation of Israel with a spirit of unconditional love.

Shemen Sasson is an ethnically diverse, Messianic fellowship in downtown Jerusalem that is meeting the real needs of believers as they follow Yeshua. They equip their members through regular classes and offer practical tools that prepare both adults and children to be salt and light in the context of everyday life in Israel. Shemen Sasson is also impacting their community by creating excellent music with a unique fusion of styles that expresses the special character of their city and nation.

A vision to strengthen a congregation contextualized to the Israeli culture.


Yonathan Almeida | Senior Pastor


Congregation Shemen Sasson (Oil of Joy) is a community of believers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They believe that the complete Bible is the inspired word of God and recognize Yeshua of Nazareth as the promised Messiah of Israel. Shemen Sasson is a joyful, worshiping community known for their genuine spirit of worship, excellence in writing and producing dynamic music, and fostering unity through worship events and seminars for Arab and Israeli believers.


Founded 1992


Hillel St. 19 91024, Jerusalem - Israel

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