The Gathering Place

Last updated: December 30, 2013 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: December 29, 2011

The Gathering Place

(Syracuse, Indiana, United States)

Mission Statement:

Messianic Torah pursuant

Community Description:

Torah-pursuant Messianic group with some attenders seeking to become an intentional Torah community. We have a 6,000 square foot building in a small downtown location with plenty of possible homes for rent or sale in the neighborhood, which we will be seeking to acquire. We are also working on acquiring a rural property in order to raise our own food.


  • Type(s): Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization


  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments: Although we intend to acquire more.


  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Currently we gather on Sabbath. Info can be found on our website.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Loving our Heavenly Father and our neighbor as we follow Messiah’s example in Torah.

    Messianic Torah observant, or Apostolic Judaism



  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Additional Comments: Elders will lead once identified.

    With consideration of input from all believers.


  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Undecided, but sharing will be an important part.

    This may constitute employment outside of the group or within.

Sustainability Practices


  • Dietary Practice: Kosher
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Very important – we all share a common diet.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: No~ this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments: As often as possible.

    Would like to be as self-sustaining as possible.

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Additional Comments

We desire both urban and rural, but currently only have an urban property.

anticipating 2012-2014

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Fair Housing Laws

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Sabbath, Torah, Messianic, Yah, Apostolic Judaism

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge