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Shavei Tzion | Return to Zion

Return to Zion Congregation and Ministry Center (Shavei Tzion) was established by Leon Mazin in 2001, with Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union comprising most of the congregation. Their vision is to “Restore faith in Yeshua in Israel in our days.” They do this through humanitarian and educational outreaches such as Oasis Media (a Russian language media ministry), Rainbow of Sounds Music School, a food distribution program, Haifa Theological Institute and a ministry to Holocaust survivors, and more recently, Shoresh (Root) a weekly discipleship training course for young adults, co-sponsored by Revive Israel. In 2004, Shavei Tzion birthed a daughter congregation, called Branch of Galilee, located in Upper Nazareth.