Tishrei – A New Beginning

Clifford and Sally Denton welcome you to the website of The Tishrei Bible School and The Cedars School of Biblical Family Life


Tishrei was launched as a quarterly international journal in 1992. These were early pioneering days for the exploration of the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith. Since then, the quest for restoration of the Christian Church to its deeper biblical roots has multiplied across Christian communities throughout the world. This accompanies the desire of many Christians for identity with the community of disciples of the Lord Jesus the Messiah (Yeshua HaMashiach) and the ministry of Messianic fellowships springing up in Israel and around the world.

This can be described as the search for the Hebraic foundations of the Christian faith. Abraham is the first Hebrew who “crossed over” from life in the large ctiy of Ur to learn to walk with God in obedience and faith. He is considered, in this sense, to be the father of all who believe in the one true God and His Son Jesus (Yeshua) – Romans 4:16.

The search then, is for the continuity from Old Covenant to New Covenant which leads to a deepening of the understanding of our Christian heritage, made manifest in a deeper walk of faith. The potential result is a greater unity of all believers from both Jewish and Gentile backgrounds in these days of preparation for the return of our Saviour. This also leads to clearer priorities for our life of faith, especially in the strengthening of our families.

Why Tishrei?

Tishrei is the seventh month of the biblical calendar, bearing deep prophetic significance. The word was adopted into the Hebrew language from the Akkadian dialect, and means New Beginning. This is the month when trumpets are sounded at The Feast of Trumpets, and when the Days of Awe lead up to Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). It was the month when the Israelites, at the time of Moses, were commanded to build temporary shelters, thus the Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles) has been celebrated each year for thousands of years since then, in Jewish communities.

Passover (Pesach) was fulfilled at Yeshua’s sacrificial death, and Pentecost (Shavuot) was fulfilled at the giving of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2). Sukkot, the third major biblical Feast, is yet to be fulfilled when Yeshua returns. These are the days of preparation.

Our Facilities

Tishrei Bible School is a part of The Cedars Foundation which has extensive facilities for Bible Study and conferences, set in its own beautiful grounds in Rochester, Kent, England.

This website holds articles from the original Tishrei journal and some of the study courses that have been developed over the last 30 years. There is also a section especially devoted to focus on Israel. New articles will be published from time to time and news will be shared regarding occasional events at The Cedars. Study courses are offered which can lead to certificates or diplomas uniquely focussed on the ministry of Tishrei.

Founded on the ministry of the Tishrei Bible School is The Cedars School of Biblical Family Life, drawing together families for mutual support and encouragement, especially focussing on the biblical responsibility of parents to bring up their children in the ways of the Lord.

Take time to familiarise yourself with the website and write to us at admin@tishrei.org for inclusion on our mailing list for any notifications and for enquiries relating to our courses.

….you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and nourishing sap of the olive tree (Romans 11:17)