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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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.