Robin David Rose – Congregational Leader
Born in the 50’s to a Jewish family in Miami, Florida, Robin and his family belonged to a Conservative Synagogue in North Miami and at the age of 13, having had 4 years of Hebrew school training, he became a Bar Mitzvah. Following his Bar Mitzvah, Robin had an additional 2 years of confirmation studies in his local synagogue.
On New Years Eve 1972, Robin was confronted with the fact that Jesus, the One who he had rejected all his life as a Jew, could very well be the true Messiah. As a result, Robin’s life took a dramatic turn and he was hungry to study the Bible and know more about this Jesus who seemed to be touching the lives of many young people during the turbulent 60’s and early 70’s. To his amazement and delight, Robin had realized that he had not only come to know the God of Israel, but that Jesus was the long-awaited Jewish Messiah that his people had been expecting for thousands of years. As he studied further, all the pieces of his Jewish heritage began fitting together – why the Jewish people were chosen and what was ahead for them in God’s future purposes.
After receiving Jesus as his Messiah and Lord, Robin joined a storefront ministry located in North Miami. It was at this time that Robin met his future wife, Karen Goldstein, another Jewish believer, and they married in February in 1975.
After spending many years in local church ministry, Robin decided to pursue full time ministry and went back to school Learning an AA degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Bible College and a BA degree in Biblical Studies from Criswell College in 1987. After serving as youth minister and an educational director in local Bible church, Robin became interested in reaching out to his fellow Jews with the good news of their Messiah. He became Congregational leader of Adat Shalom in Dallas in 1998 and has served there until the present. Robin and Karen have three beautiful grown children and one wonderful grandson .
You can reach Robin at his email firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Adamson Wilson – Shabbat School Teacher
My name is Emily Adamson. When I was eight years old I believed that Jesus died for my sin and gave my life to Him. Ever since then I have been studying God’s Word and growing in the Lord. One of the greatest joys in my life is teaching God’s Word. I worked with Child Evangelism Fellowship for five years, teaching children and training teens to be teachers. My desire to teach led me to Criswell College, where I received a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies with a minor in Jewish Studies. While attending Criswell, I had the opportunity to see the Holy Land and fell in love with it. I love the story of redemption we read in the Bible, but I especially love the first part of the story, the Old Testament. This is why I am now teaching a high school Old Testament Survey class at a homeschool co-op. Besides teaching, I enjoy music, being a nanny, dancing, and spending time with friends. My prayer is that the Lord would use me to minister to people in everything I do.
Caera Thornton – Worship Leader
Hi, I’m Caera (Kira) Thornton, your friendly neighborhood Worship Leader. It’s my honor and blessing to serve at Adat Shalom and I hope you will join us soon and make a joyful noise unto the Lord with us!
Born near Seattle and raised in San Antonio by godly and music-loving parents, I first professed faith in Yeshua, and composed my first (underwhelming) original music, shortly before my fifth birthday. I reaffirmed my faith at the age of twelve, when I had (slightly) more understanding of what it meant to be a follower of Christ, and about that same time my singing voice finally showed up. I’ve been singing His praises ever since, starting in my school’s chapel choir in the seventh grade.
A year later I was introduced to and intrigued by Messianic Judaism when my dad took me to visit Baruch HaShem in San Antonio. Upon getting my driver’s license and buying my first car at 18, I went back and became a member of the congregation, remaining during my college years at Baylor, and through my first year as a Dallas resident while I got settled. Once I was established in my new home, I found Adat Shalom in 2015, and the rest is history! Or rather, present…
Photo courtesy of Brian Prewitt/Prewitt Studios
Shem Campbell – Youth Leader
I was raised in a Christian home in Rose Hill, Kansas. When I was nine years old I prayed a prayer to express my desire to follow Christ, to find forgiveness for my sins and to have a right relationship with God. Since then It has been a long journey of heartache, self-denial, and sacrifice. When I moved out of my parents house at 18 I really had to decide whether or not I was going to make their faith my own. I’m glad to say that I did. I got an Art Degree in glass blowing, and was on my way to becoming an established artist. Before I finished my degree I felt a strong desire to go into Jewish Ministry. I became heavily involved with the Christian Jew Foundation based in San Antonio, Texas. They wanted me to go to Bible school so away I went. Long story short, I have now completed my Masters in Divinity in Jewish studies. I have been the youth pastor at Adat Shalom for over eight years now, and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love serving and making disciples at Adat Shalom. My youth group has been such a huge blessing. God has provided for me in every step of my journey. He has been more than faithful through some crazy trials and tribulations in my life, and I am really exited to see what’s next.