The Gathering Place

Last updated: December 30, 2013 (1 year 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.


  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • 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


Social Factors

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


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

    With consideration of input from all believers.

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Urban
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 1
  • Additional Comments: Although we intend to acquire more.

Labor and Money

  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: Undecided, but sharing will be an important part.

    This may constitute employment outside of the group or within.


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

    Would like to be as self-sustaining as possible.

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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