Adat Hatikvah

To Be and Make Disciples Of Yeshua The Messiah

our Values

  • Love God
  • Love People
  • Pursue Excellence
  • Eager to Grow

our Teaching Distinctives

  • To the Jewish people first
  • And also the Nations 
  • Centered on the Biblical Calendar 
  • Teaching the Bible as One-Story

Meet the Elders

Rabbi Jacob Rosenberg PhD

Neal Siegel

Steven and Michayla White

Kevin SanHamel

Kurt and Nancy Kingsbury

Meet the Staff


Director of Family Ministries

Carmen Powers

Director of Prayer

Debra Stackhouse

Director Binah Center and Worship

Karen Santelik

Office Assistant

Joanna Cornwell

Director of Media

Adat History


Adat was founded by David and Ester Bronstein in 1934, as the First Hebrew Christian Church of Chicago.  It was formed out of the Jewish mission house ministry known as Peniel Center.  The name was changed to Adat Hatikvah in 1974.

Past Leaders

We have had many leaders over the years, with many moving on to plant other congregations and organizations around the world.  They include:  Larry Rich, Dan Juster, Barry Budoff, Jeff Feinberg, and Roy Schwartz.


Adat is currently located in Deerfield IL.  However it was located in Albany Park, East Rogers Park, West Rogers Park, and Evanston.

Our Vision For The Future

We want to be a congregation where all people can To Be and Make Disciples of Yeshua the Messiah

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