Teachers, Staff, & Administration
HEBREW ORIENTED TEACHERS
Language, History, and Culture Teachers
Our staff is dedicated to motivating students and allowing them to grow both academically, socially and culturally. Convenient class sizes allow teachers to address each child’s specific needs, enabling them to reach their full potential.
PO Box 8288 Eastpointe, MI 48021
OUR Hebrew sPECIALISTS
Hebrew Lead Teachers
Onleilove (pronounced Onlylove) Chika Alston, Founder of Prophetic Whirlwind: Uncovering the Black Biblical Destiny was born and raised in East New York, Brooklyn. For over 10-years she had done faith-based community organizing and advocacy, in her most recent position she served as the executive director at PICO-Faith in New York, where she leads a multiracial and multifaith organizing federation of 70+ congregations representing 80,000 New Yorkers who are working to Build the Beloved City-where all of God’s children can live in dignity. Onleilove is also a minister, speaker, and writer.
AFTER receiving her bachelor’s degree in Human Development with a minor in African-American studies from Penn State University, she completed a year of service with AmeriCorps Public Allies New York. In 2011, she received her Master of Divinity and Master of Social Work degrees from Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University School of Social Work, respectively. HER writing has been featured in Sojourners Magazine, Huff Post Religion, The Black Commentator and NPR’s On Being blog, as well as in other print and online publications. Having experienced poverty and homelessness, she has developed a compassion for people fueled by her passion for justice, and knows that the gospel is truly “good news to the poor.” Onleilove serves on Mayor Bill de Blasio's Clergy Advisory Council, the board of directors for Sojourners and ALIGN, as a Commissioner for the Poor People’s Campaign and on the advisory boards for the Women’s Organizing Network and The Micah Institute. She has completed The Beatitudes Society Senior Fellowship, The Collegeville Institute Fellowship and the FPWA Faith and Justice Fellows Program. A womanist Onleilove writes and lectures on the implicit bias of colorism and its impact on African-American women; leading A Women’s Theology of Liberation and Live Free W.O.M.B. (Women Organizing Out of Mass Incarceration and Brutality) for the PICO Network. In 2016 Onleilove testified before the United Nations Working Group for People of African Descent on Mass Incarceration’s Impact on Black Women & Girls. SHE has been a featured speaker and workshop facilitator at CCDA, Dartmouth College, Why Christian, Sojourners Summit, The 2015 African Hebrew Conference in Israel and The Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference among other conferences, congregations, Dartmouth College, NY Theological Seminary, The City University of NY and Union Theological Seminary among other universities and organizations.
FOR her writing and activism work, Onleilove has received the Public Allies New York Local Alumni Award, The Lost Angels Society Survivor Award, The Bennett Fellowship for Social Justice from Auburn Seminary, the National Association of Social Workers-NYC Scholarship for Social Justice, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Minority Coalition Young Adult Award, and the 2011 Evangelical Press Association’s Student Writer of the Year First Place Award for her Sojourners cover story: “Dethroning King Coal: Christians defend a way of life, and the earth, in Appalachia.”
HER travels and work have taken her to Scotland, England, Switzerland, Israel, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo. She has ministered to and documented Hebrew communities in Nigeria and Ghana and serves as the Ambassador for the Igbo-Hebrew Heritage Cultural Foundation. Her first book Prophetic Whirlwind: Uncovering the Black Biblical Destiny will be published by Voices Publishing in the summer of 2018.
ONLEILOVE has 5 siblings and a large extended family. She worships at Beth-El The House of Yahweh, a 65-year old Messianic Hebrew congregation in the South Bronx. For everything she has accomplished Chika says To Yah Be the Glory! Her website is www.PropheticWhirlwind.com.
I was born and raised in Akron, Oh. I was raised in the Christian Church from the age of 12. I have always loved history, and I been searching and studying out to find out who we are, and where we come from. I have loved The Most High God, Yah ever since I can remember. Out of my adoration for history I have developed into the family historian, my history research always ending at the year of 1619. I attended college at Akron University to earn an Associate of Science in Business, earned a Bachelor of Science from Regent University, and a Master of Education from Regent University. I love engaging and teaching young people as I assisted my husband for several years as Head Church School Teachers of the Junior High students at The House of the Lord, Akon, Ohio. I currently serve as Assistant Registrar at a local private university in Virginia. In my personal life, I am married to the love of my life, Lee and we are the proud parents of two adult sons Lee III and Leigh (Sian) Cotton. The Most High God has blessed us with three grandchildren, Shianna Leigha-Marie, Leigh Sian Jr., and Lee IV. Since coming into the truth of who the descendants of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade are, I have a strong desire to share with every Hebrew I come in contact with that “We The People”. My passion includes a special one for teaching our young people the truth of who they actually are, as we will no longer allow others outside of the Hebrew Nation to teach us or our children who we are and who we are not.
A first generation high school and college graduate, Dr. Kenneth Howard is a community activists, pastor, professor, prolific motivational speaker, visionary, businessman, and community leader.
He is the Moreh of Great Awakening Assembly - Detroit, Adjunct Professor at multiple universities, community colleges, and seminaries in the Detroit, MI area. He is the author of “The Forgotten Ways: A Deviation of Biblical Practices and Worship.” He is the Co-Founder of The Great Awakening H2N International. Co-Founder of Hebrew Academy of Detroit, Founder of Lion's Whelp Hebrew Academy for Kids, Founder of New Breed Economic Development Cooperative, President of Kingdom Konsultants a Business Consulting Firm. He owns Habiru Vegan Style Restaurant.
Dr. Howard married his college sweetheart, the former Tawana McDowell of Flint, MI. Together they have four children Mary a student at Michigan State University, Kaleb, a student at Morehouse College, Faith, a High School Senior, & Joshua.
He holds an Associates and Bachelor of Science from Ferris State University. He has earned a Master of Science in Business Management from Cornerstone University, graduating with a 3.9 g.p.a. receiving the honors of summa cum laude and the Distinguish Graduate Student Award.” He went on to earn a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts from Ecumenical Theological Seminary. In 2010, he earned his Doctorate degree at Ecumenical Theological Seminary, where his dissertation title was “ReThinking Theological Education - Training Laity in a Local Assembly Context." Dr. Howard became the first in the history of the seminary to graduate with all three graduate level degrees offered by this Asscoiation of Theological Schools (ATS) accredited institution. While in Seminary, Dr. Howard completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit, MI through the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).
Dr. Howard is the Moreh of Great Awakening Assembly Detrot located in Warren, MI.Great Awakening Assembly is a Messianic, Charismatic , Hebraic Roots, Torah-Observant, and Spirit-Filled Ministry Community.
Dr. Howard has serves as an adjunct professor for Grace College, Oakland County Community College, Wayne County Community College District, and Ecumenical Theological Seminary. He teaches Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Business, Humanities, History, World Religions, Church History, Hebrew Scriptures, and Systematic Theology. He is also a full-time professor of Systematic Theology at Hebrew Academy of Detroit.
Shalom I am Jameel Jackson native of Tampa, FL married to a beautiful daughter of Zion. I am 28 years of age have been seeking wisdom of the true living God since I can remember words can’t explain how I feel every day because now I am connected to the source and building a relationship with Yahuah through Yahusha Daily.
I love to educate people on The Truth of Yah but also on entrepreneurship and building character. Having a brand that has integrity is rare I concentrate on building character daily. This is just the beginning The Most High has so much in store for me as long as I serve him in spirit and truth.
Morah Makedah is a certified educator and an experienced and dedicated Hebrew language teacher with over 20 years of experience. She is here to help students pursue their goals towards fluency in reading, writing, and speaking Hebrew.
Her experience includes:
- Over 7 years of full-time classroom experience as a certified K-12 public school teacher in Oakland (OUSD) and Richmond, California (WCCUSD) school districts.
- Advanced knowledge of biblical Hebrew up to the graduate level as a masters degree student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Fluent in modern Hebrew with over 10 years of experience studying and living in Israel
- Has taught Hebrew classes for individuals, small groups, organizations and churches in the United States and online.
She not only brings her wealth of experience but her passion for the holy tongue to all students of all ages who attend her class.
Zion Lexx was born in Zion Lexx’s journey in the Hebrew Israelite community began 26 years ago at the age of 14. 3 of his closest friends, who were all brothers, introduced him into this way of life. He started off at a Temple in Brooklyn New York known as Beth Ab Shalom, a Temple with direct lineage to Rabbi Mat hew’s commandment keepers in Harlem. At that time he chose the Hebrew name: “Avdiel Ben Levi”. From there he moved on to Temple Shma Yisrael where he became a teacher, joined the ranks of an order of young Men known as the: S.O.G, an acronym for “Sons of Yah”, and by the year 1997 he also became a contributing writer for Shma Israel’s news Monthly newspaper entitled “The 3rd Eye News”. At this time Zion Lexx was also a student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City where he later graduated and even obtained his New York State EMT Paramedic certification. After years of teaching and doing community service he went back to College, this time Tuoro College, where he studied Hebrew language and Biblical History. It was around this time that he was asked by: Nasi Yashuvel to join the Hebrews in the ongoing dialogues and debates in the conscious community, the most famous of them being: “Kemet on Trial”, which unfortunately Zion Lexx never actually got the opportunity to speak at and thus he penned a book on it also entitled: “Ancient Kemet on Trial”, which included the lecture he wished to share during that epic event. Zion Lexx went on to publish a total of 5 more books with 3 currently pending, due to be released before Passover 2020. Zion has partnered recently with New York City’s “Metropolitan Museum of Art”, where he has host half a dozen museum lectures to date, where he employs his knowledge of history, culture, and ancient languages to demonstrate his views and points. He offers a beginners class on Biblical Hebrew as well as Medu Neter also known as the hieroglyphs. His official titles held in the community he hails from in Nyc is Moreh meaning teacher, and Rosh meaning Chief.
Paul E. Moss III is a Hebrew teacher & founder of "The ShevonYah Show, a YouTube channel dedicated to making the complex of learning Hebrew simple. The decision to teach Hebrew was not of his own. He heard a still small voice telling him to teach his family Hebrew. That small voice had to be of the Most High because as he began to research the Hebrew language resources starting coming in with ease. As he started out on this journey The Most High showed him ways to make the Hebrew fun while teaching. With the ability to come up with various sing-along songs The ShevonYah Show formed. It helps others who struggled to learn Hebrew get pass certain discouraging obstacles.
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