Rabbi/Pastor Mordechai, has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology
and specialized in Biblical Messianic Judaism. He is a Jew descended
from the Tribe of Levi, from the House of Aaron, the House of
the priesthood. His parents immigrated from Russia and Poland
to Bolivia, where he was born.
Later, as a child he moved to Argentina where he was raised. In
1972, being a Jewish atheist, he immigrated to Israel and lived
there for a couple of years. From there he moved
to Brazil and became a businessman.
He came to know Yeshua after having his life almost totally
destroyed by Voodoo Rites which he practiced for two years.
As a Jew he was raised with a strong rejection of Jesus, therefore he had a
powerful experience with Yeshua at the time of his conversion. Because
of his experience with Yeshua in 1987 and his ordainment
to the ministry in February of 1990, from 1996 on, he left his
business to answer God’s call and totally dedicated himself to God’s
service. In September of 1998, he moved to Israel to preach
the Gospel to his own People. He has also visited, England,
Portugal, Spain, Mexico. Colombia, USA, Argentina, Paraguay,
and Brazil teaching about the Hebrew Roots of the Faith, and
also about the restoration of the 12 tribes of Israel
In 2005 Rabbi Mordechai moved to Denver , CO, USA to preach
the Gospel to Sephardic Spanish people descended from the Inquisition.
He was there for almost three years and initiated a Spanish
speaking congregation which reached nearly 100 members in
two years. In 2007 he moved to Brazil and in September 2011 he
moved with his family to Ottawa, Ontario in Canada answering the
call to preach the news of Salvation first to the lost sheep of Israel
and to introduce the vision of the Restoration of the twelve
Tribes of Israel and the restoration of the Hebrew roots of the
Faith between the body of the messiah. Rabbi Mordechai was
called to serve the sheep of the Lord instead of being served.
Mordechai’s wife, Elisheva Najmanovich, was born
in Brazil. She is Jewish, descended from Bnei Anussim, from
the Inquisition of Sepharad. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology
specializing in Biblical Messianic Judaism by Messianic Jewish
Bible Institute – USA (MJBI) at the Brazilian Branch.
In 1997 was in Seoul, South Korea at PAUL YONGGI CHO
MINISTRY attending the “Church Growth International
Conference”. From 1998 to 2003 was a responsible of Rabbi
Mordechai’s Ministry in Brazil. She was also responsible, from
2003 to 2005, for “Ensinando de Sião Ministry of Brazil”
in the state of Bahia. She has visited Israel many times leading
pilgrim groups and also was in Portugal and Italy to sow love
for Israel. Now she is by the side of her husband helping his ministry
“SHIVTEI ISRAEL” Messianic Congregation