As a result of this work of the Holy Spirit and an unprecedented awakening in the “land of the north,” Hear O Israel Ministries began a Messianic Jewish Bible school in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1994 under the direction of Hear O Israel’s leader and Messianic Rabbi, Jonathan Bernis.
On a parallel track, Dr. Dan Juster, a leading Messianic Jewish theologian, author, congregational leader, and Director of Tikkun Ministries, had started Messiah Bible Institute (MBI) in 1981. It began small with Dan Juster training the first students and graduates, Asher Intrater and Eitan Shishkoff. In time, MBI grew and effectively trained a number of Messianic congregational leaders. Some of the teachers and staff included Dan, Asher, Eitan, Dr. Michael Brown, and Dr. Michael Rudolph.