Quick Facts

Ariel’s School of Messianic Jewish Studies (ASMJS) shares the facilities of Camp Shoshanah, which has served as a conference, retreat, and Bible Study center for believers in Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus the Messiah, for 42 years.  The school campus is situated in the midst of over 400 lakeside acres in the beautiful northern Adirondack mountains of New York State. We are located at an altitude of 877 feet in a scenic area near the Adirondack High Peaks and the AuSable River Valley.

ASMJS is part of Ariel Ministries, a Messianic Jewish outreach ministry that shares the Good News of the Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus), with the Jewish people and with all who will hear, discipling those who come to faith and training believers.

President’s Message

The Messianic Movement has been in need of a solid messianic school for quite some time. Other schools within the movement have come and gone, but none have provided a solid curriculum for a complete Messianic Jewish Studies program.

Arnold FruchtenbaumAriel Ministries will be launching an academic program in September 2015. The program will be called Ariel’s School of Messianic Jewish Studies. Our goal is not to cover what is available in other Bible schools or seminaries. Rather, we want to cover studies not normally taught in such schools.

The one-year curriculum will cover four history courses (Jewish History, the Holocaust, the History of Zionism and the State of Israel, and Messianic Jewish History). There will be two courses on Judaism (the History of Judaism and Readings in Rabbinic Litrature including Mishnah, Gemara, Midrashim, Targumim among others). There will also be certain biblical courses that require a special Messianic Jewish Perspective (Life of the Messiah, Acts 1-15, the Messianic Jewish Epistles: Hebrews, James, I & II Peter, Jude, and certain sections on Romans, Galatians, and Ephesians that address Messianic Jewish issues). There will be one theological course, Israelology, which will cover everything the Bible teaches about Israel – past, present and future. This course will provide answers to various forms of Replacement Theology, and it will also include a detailed study of the Jewish holy days and festivals. In the area of apologetics, there will be a course in the Rabbinic and Messianic views of Messianic prophecy. There will also be a practical experience in Jewish evangelism through Ariel’s branch in Montreal, Canada, which is only about 90 minutes from our New York campus. Finally, the students will have the option to partake in a five-week historical and geographical study tour of Israel.

The classes will be held at Ariel’s Camp Shoshanah campus in upstate New York (near Keeseville). There will be five hours of classes (three in the morning and two in the evening), which will be held Monday-Thursday. Only morning classes will be scheduled for Fridays. The student body for the first two years will be limited to 25 students. We will expect a slow increase of 50-60 students per year. There are no special pre-requisites except for a serious desire to learn. We are excited to begin the new school year and look forward to the new faces who will become a part of our history. Shalom!


Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum

Our Mission and Faith

The mission of Ariel’s School of Messianic Jewish Studies is to educate each student within a rigorous academic and structured discipleship atmosphere through intensive Bible teaching from a messianic Jewish perspective. At ASMJS we confess our faith in Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah) and seek to empower the spiritual leadership of our students through intellectual and spiritual development in community.


Ariel’s School of Messianic Jewish Studies (ASMJS) is not affiliated with any denomination or movement. ASMJS is part of Ariel Ministries, an evangelical conservative, dispensational, premillennial, outreach to Jewish people with the gospel of Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel. Ariel Ministries is an IFCA member committed to discipleship and teaching from a Jewish perspective. ASMJS is part of that vision.

Board of Directors

  • Mark Adler, Anaheim, CA
  • Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, San Antonio, TX
  • Guy Hoffman, Houston, TX
  • Jake Hogue, Cibilo, TX