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Passover 2024

Shalom! We’re hoping that you’re ready to experience a Feast Day Gathering like no other. Our goal is for you to have a great 5-day and 5 Night experience organized in the ruach of excellence.  The Feast Day Committee has worked extremely hard to ensure this is a life-changing Passover for you. 

In Leviticus 23:2 YAHUAH tells us, “These are My appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of YAHUAH, as a Holy Convocation which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.”  They are YAHUAH’s specially appointed times available to all His followers.  In Hebrew, the word “convocation” means “miqra”, spoken as “Mik-raw” which means “rehearsal”. Rehearsal is defined as “the act of practicing in preparation for public performance event”. When we practice the Feasts, we are preparing for the return of our Savior and King. The Feasts have prophetic significance. The Three Annual Feasts, Exodus 23:14-19

  • Feast of Unleavened Bread or Passover Hebrew Pesach (includes Day of First Fruits)
  • Feast of Harvest or Pentecost or Weeks Hebrew Shavuot.
  • Feast of Ingathering or Feast of Booths or Tabernacles Hebrew Sukkot. (Includes Eight Day)

The Passover is a Holy Day Feast in which we remember how the Most High saved our forefathers from the hard bondage in Egypt under Pharaoh by sending great wonders and plagues, the last of which was the angel of death. Only those who had the blood of the lamb sacrificed by Moses and Elders of Israel upon their door posts would be saved from that plague, but those that did not all the first born of the Egyptians and their cattle were slain by the angel of death.

We invite you and your family as we gather with more than 650 set-apart believers to experience the first Feast Day of the Year. When the Mishpacha (family) of the Great Awakening —at every level and role—come together in unity, we create an atmosphere where the Ruach HaQodesh (Holy Spirit) can dwell. While you’re here, we hope you take some time to connect—whether it’s with the mishpacha from one of our nearly 36 assemblies or the new Achiym (brothers) and achaot (sisters), you’ll meet from 32 States.

Passover 2024 includes:

  • 5 Days 5 Nights with Mishpacha around the country
  • Meals included
  • Private Lodging for the entire Family
  • Lodging to accommodate 800 persons
  • Interactive Celebratory Pesach Banquet Meal
  • We The People Live Musical Recording Video Recording with LaRue
  • Passover Stage Production Play
  • Indoor and Outdoor Recreational Activities
  • Sabbath Gathering
  • Deliverance and Inner Healing Sessions
  • Survival and Wilderness Prep Sessions
  • Marriage, Single, Youth, and Children Workshops
  • A Night of Celebration of Hebraic Music
  • Incredible Music by GAI The Sound of Yah International Hebrew Choir
  • Massive Outreach in Louisville, KY
  • Water Immersions (Baptisms)

Together in Bagdag, Kentucky, let’s continue to build momentum and celebrate the Moedim of Yahuah in the United States and beyond through the lens of reconnection to our Biblical heritage.

You won’t want to miss exploring the connections this weekend. In addition to the wide array of speakers, workshops, special events, Pesach Meal, and networking opportunities we offer at the Great Awakening International, find dedicated spaces to innovate and be inspired by the interesting and impactful people who make up the Great Hebrew Awakening community.

 

*Note: In preparation for the celebration, it is customary to remove all leaven (chametz) from our homes (Exodus 12:15, 19).  As a result, the removal of leaven signifies the attitude of penitence, the willingness to remove any corrupting influence in our life and submit to YAHUAH  in obedience.  As the Hebrews prepared for the exodus by obeying the commands of YAHUAH  through Moses, so in removing the chametz, we symbolize our willingness to obey YAHUAH  in preparation for celebrating the deliverance he has already brought to His people.

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NO REFUNDS ISSUED AFTER MARCH 16, 2024

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Interactive Pesach Meal

This year's Great Awakening Passover Interactive Formal Meal 2023 promises to be like no other. We would like to invite you and your family to this memorable and commanded event on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 7:00 pm.  

Passover commemorates YAHUAH’s deliverance of the Hebrew people from slavery in Mitzriam (Egypt) and our deliverance from the law of sin and death.  It is a commandment from YAHUAH  to keep this night as a memorial to Him.  “… This day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to YAHUAH  throughout all your generations.  You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.” (Exodus 12:14)

In preparation for the celebration, it is customary to remove all leaven (chametz) from our homes (Exodus 12:15, 19).  As a result, the removal of leaven signifies the attitude of penitence, the willingness to remove any corrupting influence in our life and submit to YAHUAH  in obedience.  As the Hebrews prepared for the exodus by obeying the commands of YAHUAH  through Moses, so in removing the chametz, we symbolize our willingness to obey YAHUAH  in preparation for celebrating the deliverance he has already brought to His people.

So as descendants, redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb, let us celebrate with great joy and eat our Passover Lamb.

“Then they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat [the lamb]. They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted, its head with its legs and its inner parts.  And you shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. In this manner you shall eat it: with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. It is YAHUAH’S Passover” (Exodus 12:7-11).

The Interactive Pesach Menu will include the main three commandment items.

  1. Lamb (3 oz portions standard) w/Chef Moreh Vaughn’s special sauce (Exodus 12:7)
  2. Horseradish, or another bitter herb (Exodus 12:8)
  3. Unleavened bread (Exodus 12:8)

The rest of the menu will include Green beans & mixed veggies, Sauté potatoes in olive oil and herbs / potatoes and onions, Light salad, Mixed fruits for dessert, and Grape juice. Alternative options: Grilled Chicken –Veggie burger patty (vegans/vegetarians will be identified through registration).

Don't forget to wear your formal Hebrew attire!

Why Do We Celebrate Passover Meal on April 3rd and The Feast of Unleavened on April 4th?

  1. Passover Meal Program Guide
  2. Zoom Instructions Guide
  3. Video of the Passover Meal
  4. Revised Flyer
  5. Video of Getting the Leaven Out
  6. Types of Leavening Agents
  7. Types of Food You Can Eat
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Presentation of the Males

Deuteronomy 6:16 Three times in a year all your males shall appear before YAHUAH your Elohim in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before YAHUAH empty-handed. 17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of YAHUAH your Elohim which He has given you.

The law is repeated, that the men were to appear before YAHUAH three times a year at the three feasts. In fashion with the Scriptures, we ask all men and boys i.e. uncles, fathers, sons, nephews, and grandfathers to present their household of males before Yahuah in the presence of the set-apart women and other attendees. During the presentation program, each household of men is expected to:

  1. Have color and attire coordination representing each household.
  2. Greet the Body of Assembly with a creative greeting.
  3. Read a Torah Passage that best represents their family.
  4. Offer a free will gift that can be used for the entire GAI Community.

Not Empty-Handed?

Ancient Israel, being an agrarian society, primarily used agricultural products for their offerings: "'When any one of you brings an offering to YAHUAH, you shall bring your offering of the livestock—of the herd and of the flock'" (Leviticus 1:2). Although Feastgoers could exchange their Festival tithes from farm products to money (Deuteronomy 14:25), they also brought sacrificial offerings to YAHUAH, some of which were enjoyed during festival meals.

We are not suggesting to equate modern customs with ancient practices and customs. Today, offerings are understood in monetary terms. But we should not envisage in Deuteronomy 16 a modern setting of offering baskets being passed around the congregation during services for the collection of monetary offerings. Israelites would have brought their animal offerings to be given to the priests at these times.

We ask that all households of males come before the Body of Assembly during Passover/Unleavened Bread 2024 with something meaningful that would be beneficial to the Mishpacha, whether day be monetary, food items, electronic devices, instruments, etc.

 

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Exodus Dance & Tribal Drum Night

During the Pesach Meal we encourage all families to join us in the ‘Exodus Dance’ to memorialize how our Ancestors Danced out of Egypt (Exodus 15:20-21)

Ish take hold of your Isha, take your children and your Achot and Achim. Bring your DRUMS, BONGOS,
CONJAS, DJEMBAS, and tambourine, your organic dance, the shofar, and rams horn! Let us bring forth an Exodus Praise! Let us Celebrate our freedom in a dance before Yah! Let the Royal House dance out of bondage and into Covenant with Aba Yah! Bring forth an Exodus Praise!!


The Exodus Dance is a time where we divide the room into two groups (depicting the dividing of the Red Sea); as festive live music is played, the beating of the drums, and playing of the tambourines, and the beating of the drums, we encourage all individual families to part the middle of the two groups with dancing, commentating coming out of bondage (Egypt) into the freedom (Promise Land). Let’s memorialize the ancient Passover Event by Praising and Dancing our way out of Bondage.

“Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, while all the women went out after her with tambourines, dancing; and she responded to them: Sing to Yahuah, for he is gloriously triumphant; horse and chariot he has cast into the sea” - Exodus 15:20-21

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Night with LaRue Hill

On  Wednesday, April 3, 2024, Moreh LaRue Hill will be debuting his Sophomore album entitled "Secret Place" Featuring Truth Music Artists...Zamar Yashar'el, Lorvins, Yapah Q, J Lutch, Makello, Vizion The Hebrew, Reggie Codesh, Kadir Whyz Yasharel, Ro Jones, D'Anthony Massey, Stephen Fowler. All tracks produced by LaRue Hill. Additional production by Chip Dixon.

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Night of Celebration

Great Awakening International’s Unleavened Bread Night of Celebration will be held at the Assembly Hall in the General Assembly Area on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. The Night of Celebration is a high prophetic ambiance of praise and worship featuring the Great Awakening International's Asaph & LeYah, The Sound of Yah International Choir led by Stephen & Melissa Fowler. This event will highlight the depth of this music genre, spanning traditional and contemporary, lively choral groups, extraordinary vocalists with a prophetic twist, and more. The Night of Celebration will be a night of praise and worship featuring many of your favorite and upcoming artists and worshipers in the Great Awakening Faith such as Tavi & Lanesha, Melissa Rodriguez, Joy Lester, Dawid, LaRue Hill, and others from around the country. This event will highlight the depth of this music genre, spanning traditional and contemporary, lively choral groups, extraordinary vocalists, dynamic duos, and more.

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Sarai's Daugthers

The Great Awakening Ema’ot Council presents Sarai’s Daughters. Sarai’s Daughter is an initiative of the Ema’ot (Mothers) Council to develop almah’s (young ladies) to be a role models and a light to other almah’s (young ladies). The Criteria for Sarai’s Daughter’s is 12-18 years of age, a desire to be set apart in dress; set apart in speech; and set apart in life-style. The goal is to restore the esteem of young Hebrew Achayot in diaspora, setting a legacy of modesty, charity, dignity, and civility in our young ladies. E’ma Debra C. Cotton and the Ema’ot Council (Mothers of Great Awakening) will have a special meeting with the almah’s during the 2024 Passover Experience on *Friday, April 5, 2024 at 11:30 am at the Cedarmore Conference Center in Bagdad, KY. Forever A Princess, Always A lady. Genesis 17:15-18. Bring your daughters, nieces, and granddaughters ages 12-18 to hear the wisdom of mothers.

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We The People Live Recording

 

We the People, founded by Makiyah and Joshua Knighton, along with Great Awakening International, will be hosting our first-ever Live Recording Night during Passover 2024 on Friday, April 5, 2024, at the Cedarmore Fields Conference Center in Bagdad, KY. Over the past year, multiple set-apart artists and songwriters have written a handful of songs that you’ll be able to experience during the week of Passover. Our music is written to express what Yahuah is doing at and through Great Awakening International, and we felt it's only right to include gifted Torah-driven people in this project.

Worship will be led by artists such as Joshua Knighton, Asaph (Chip Dixon), Zamar Yashar'el, Stephen & Melissa Fowler, Demetrea Sherrill, Ro Jones, Mia Parker, Joy Lester, and the Sound of Yah Choir, band, and vocal teams in the Sanctuary. Come be a part of the highly anticipated live worship experience.

 

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Outreach Louisville

It is an honor for Great Awakening International to be partnering with Yahs Healing Ministry, Moreh Beniayah Ben Yisrael, ShatariYah Bhat Yisrael, and their beautiful family working in solidarity with YAHUAH to provide a massive outreach in the Louisville, KY area during Passover 2024.

This massive outreach to the Louisville community will include:
  • SEMI-TRUCKS OF FOOD
  • FEEDING THE HOMELESS
  • FREE CLOTHING
  • PRAYER & A PLATE
  • COMMUNITY PRAYER WALK
  • SHARING THE BESORAH
  • COMMUNITY GIVEAWAYS
  • TEACH THE COMMUNITY TO GROW THEIR OWN FOOD
  • END TIME/DISASTER PREPARATION
  • FINANCIAL LITERACY
  • HEALTH SCREENING
  • TRUTH MUSIC CONCERT
OVER 600 SET-APART BELIEVERS READY TO PUT TORAH INTO ACTION TO AWAKEN LOUISVILLE
How we entreat the “least of these” determines the authenticity of our worship to YaHUaH!
Our righteousness, as Israel, is tied to how we care for the poor. “The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern." Proverbs 29:7

Defending those who are weak and poor are just as much a part of the Torah as keeping the Sabbath, Commandments, and Laws.
“Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked." Psalm 82:3-4. 

VISION

The Hebrew Community becoming witnesses to the Great News (Torah, Besorah, and Hebrew Identity) in neighborhoods, within and around the US and the world. Partnering with like-minded Hebraic ministries to provide a day of compassion in hope in financially strapped neighborhoods by providing food, health exams, groceries, social services, and hope.

MISSION STATEMENT

Outreach Louisville an Initiative Great Awakening International and Yah’s Healing Ministry is to provide a city-wide day of compassion outreach.

The mission of Outreach Louisville Fest is to provide an atmosphere that will foster hope, impact our community, awaken the children of Israel, and enhance Yahuah’s Kingdom and present-day evangelism strategies through an activity-packed and fun-filled day of events and ministry.

GOALS
  1. To encourage collaboration between the Israelite community.
  2. To provide a vehicle for the distribution of goods and services to children and families.
  3. To encourage set-apart Torah-observant people serving people.
  4. To fulfill the Besorah mandated (Matthew 10:6, Matthew 15:24, Luke 4)
  5. To help Yah’s Healing Ministry to address the needs of the Louisville community through non-traditional torah-based evangelistic approaches.
  6. To impact the social, economic, and spiritual status of our community by targeting specific areas in prayer
Please consider donating to this unheard of outreach of its kind at $Yahshealing or $greatawakeint
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Dear Potential Sponsor:

We want you to be a part in this one-of-a-kind opportunity to impact underserved and underprivileged residents. You can take part by sponsoring Outreach Louisville at Shawnee Park on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

This day of awakening and hope will serve between 500 to 1,500 guests with free groceries, haircuts, popcorn, pony rides, giveaways, and other entertainment.

Outreach Louisville is an Initiative of Great Awakening International headquartered in Detroit, MI and Yah’s Healing Ministry located in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky. The initiative is to provide a city-wide day of compassion outreach. It aims to bring urban-based active families together, give them the opportunity to interact, learn from each other, engage, and create new projects/movements/ideas to solve major social and food insecurity problems through their agricultural exposure.

Outreach Louisville objective is to provide a city-wide day of compassion outreach. The mission of Outreach Louisville is to provide an atmosphere that will foster hope, impact our community, and present-day evangelism strategies through an activity-packed and fun-filled day of events and ministry.

Each participant will be regarded and distinguished as Guest of Honor. We are kindly asking you to partner with us in this endeavor. You can assist us in one or more of the following:

PARTICIPATION – Second to prayer, your participation will mean a great deal to us. We need volunteers for this event in the areas of: Arrangement workers, Greeters, Event Workers, Crowd Control, Food Distributors, etc. This would be an excellent opportunity to get involved in the community.

ENTERTAINMENT – If you or anyone in your group has any special talent i.e., singing, dancing, poetry, musicians, acting etc. we would love to add them to the festivities.

BUDGET – The budget for this event over $20,000.00. It is impossible for us to meet this budget alone. If your budget allows, we are asking for you to help meet the cost of this worthwhile event.

SPONSOR AN EVENT - To cut the budget down, each person/group can sponsor and event. This would be great for advertising your group (if you desire). The events that may be sponsored includes: face painting, groceries, costumes, food & drink (enough to serve 1000 people), stage, audio equipment, tents, inflatable events, pony rides, chess & checkers tournament, face painting, arts and scraps, or community giveaways.

We currently offer four types of sponsorship opportunities enclosed in this package. Included in a potential sponsorship is advertisement of your name, address, telephone number, website, and email on our website.

Enclosed is the Sponsorship Agreement which must be completed and returned along with your donation. Please make your tax-deductible contribution payable to: Great Awakening International and mail to the address above. Both Yah’s Healing Ministry and Great Awakening International are non-profit ecclesiastical organizations. The cost of your sponsorship may be tax deductible.

If you are unable to participate in a sponsorship and you would like to contribute to Outreach Louisville instead, please complete the enclosed Donation Form.

Thank you in advance for your participation and support to ensure that resources are provided to help the growing need for marginalized Louisville residents. Your support will assist us with providing and meeting the needs of low- and moderate-income families.

Please read the Press Release and take your time to review this Outreach Louisville sponsorship packet in detail that follows this letter. If you have any questions or in need of further information, please call us at (954) 994-7685 -or- (502) 341-7583. We look forward to talking with you soon.

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Passover Musical Stage Play

Great Awakening Playwright, Morah Tawana Howard will produce a live stage play entitled, “From Slavery to Sinai: A Journey of Redemption” during Passover 2024 on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 7:00 pm in Bagdad, KY.

Step into the riveting world of GAI 2024 Passover stage play musical by Morah Tawana entitled, "From Slavery to Sinai - The Passover Journey to Redemption!” This is another groundbreaking theatrical musical masterpiece that seamlessly weaves the ancient tale of liberation of the Israelites' historic exodus from slavery to the threads of modernity. This musical dramatic stage play transcends timelines, offering a captivating exploration of our people's everyday complexities of life as we begin to see the awe-inspiring singing, healing, divine intervention, and deliverance that took place at Mount Sinai with the splattered blood of the Hamashiach!!

Do you feel called to be a participant in this Stage Play? Are you interested in theatre or music theatre as a vehicle to spread the Awakening message? Are you an aspiring actor, stage manager, designer, craftsperson, or someone who wants to spread the Awakening through the arts? Most of our auditions are virtual, which will be held through Zoom and other videoconferencing systems. The virtual audition is an effective format to get to know you and your abilities.  The virtual format also provides a convenient and cost-effective option for those who may not have the time or money to travel to a live audition. To schedule your audition with Morah Tawana, select your preferred audition date from our schedule listed on the website. Audition times are assigned chronologically on a first come/first serve basis and are confirmed with a message. If you’re interested, please click the interest form online.

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Cedarmore Camp & Retreat Center

Cedarmore rests on 600 acres of rolling hills and beautiful woodlands. Get ready to be surrounded by cedar-filled forests, serenaded by the sounds of crackling campfires, and mesmerized by star-filled skies. Cedarmore boasts a wide range of high-energy and premium activities — from zip lines and bazooka ball, to escape rooms and fishing, and so much more.

Located just 25 minutes northwest of Frankfort, Cedarmore is conveniently located near Louisville, Lexington, and Cincinnati and can accommodate groups of any size up to 700 people. Whether your group is coming for camp, booking just for the day, or planning a multi-day retreat, you’ll find just what you’re looking for with our engaging activities, varied accommodations, and diverse meeting spaces.

  • 25 minutes from Frankfort
  • 60 minutes from Louisville
  • 45 minutes from Lexington
  • 90 minutes from Cincinnati

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FIELDS CABIN

Located on one of the highest points of the property, this single-group private cabin offers comfortable lodging and a porch to enjoy the scenery. There are two wings joined by a center kitchenette and a common area. Each separate, dorm-style housing wing sleeps 22.

  • Total maximum capacity: 40
  • Cabin sleeps 20 on each side
  • Both sides of cabin have a multi-stall bathroom
  • Bunk beds only (10 bunks on each side)
Total maximum capacity: 40
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CEDARVIEW CABIN

 

Cedarview Cabin is located on one of the highest points on the Cedarmore Main Campus. With its log cabin feel, Cedarview Cabin offers comfortable lodging and a front deck to enjoy the scenery.

  • Total maximum capacity: 44
  • Cabin sleeps 22 on each side
  • Both sides of cabin have a multi-stall bathroom
  • Bunk beds only (11 bunks on each side)

Meeting

  • Common area in the middle of the cabin has a small kitchenette complete with refrigerator, sink, and microwave
Total maximum capacity: 44
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GLEASON LODGE

 

Tucked away off our main road, this single-group lodge has 9 rooms surrounding a large common area with a kitchenette. Groups can elect to use the common area as an exclusive meeting space. Each room sleeps 8 and has a private bathroom featuring double vanities.

  • Total maximum capacity: 72
  • Each room has a private shower and toilet
  • Each room has a cabinet/vanity with 2 sinks
Total maximum capacity: 72
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WILLIAMS-WALLACE LODGE

 

Williams-Wallace Lodge is in the center of the Cedarmore Main Campus. The back deck area is a great place to fellowship and enjoy the natural forest surroundings.

  • Total number of rooms: 19
  • Each room has a private bathroom
  • Camp & Retreat Setup: Total maximum capacity: 148; 17 rooms of 8; 2 rooms of 6
  • 2 common areas on main floor with small kitchenettes (refrigerator, sink, and microwave), couches, tables and chairs
  • Small common area and kitchenette on lower level
Total maximum capacity: 148
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EVERGREEN CABINS

 

Cedar, Spruce, and Pine Cabins offer a rustic feel and are tucked away under quiet and scenic trees. Located next to Fields Cabin, each single-group cabin has two dorm-style housing wings which sleep 12 each and have 2 shared bathrooms.

  • 3 cabin holding 24 guests each
  • Each side of the cabin has a bathroom with 2 showers, 2 toilets and 3 sinks
  • Bunk beds only (6 on each side of the cabin)
Total maximum capacity: 72
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BOONE LODGE

 

A focal point on the Cedarmore campus, Boone Lodge is affordable, comfortable, and convenient. Perfect for groups of all sizes, each room sleeps 8 and has a private bathroom. Also includes a beautiful back deck overlooking a forested ravine with a perfect view of vivid sunsets.

Total maximum capacity: 317

What to Bring?

The following is recommended based on a 5-day 5-night stay at Passover 2024. Please adjust as needed.

BEDDING

  • 1 blanket (lightweight) 
  • Full & Twin size sheet set
  • 1 pillow w/ pillowcase
  • 1 laundry bag (NO plastic bags)

TOILETRIES

  • Bath towels + 1 lake/pool towel
  • Washcloths
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Comb/Brush
  • Soap & Shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Shower Shoes (flip-flops work well)

CLOTHING

  • Passover Dinner Hebrew Formal Wear
  • 4 changes of underwear
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs of shorts/gym shorts
  • 2 sets of clothes to get really dirty in
  • 1 poncho or raincoat
  • 1 pair tennis shoes/sneakers
  • 1 pair water shoes/flip-flops
  • 2 swimsuits (one-piece or tankini that covers midsection)
  • Sleepwear
  • Optional: sunglasses
  • Optional: 1 set of “nice” clothes, for the Night of Celebration and Sabbath Gathering

OTHER ITEMS

  • Bible
  • Shofar
  • Flashlight
  • Insect Repellant
  • 1-2 Washable Face Masks
  • Optional: Water Bottle
  • Optional: Fishing equipment, camera

Because one of Great Awakening's core values is about hospitality, bring stuff to share with another family. Who knows?

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Passover 2024 Immersions

On Friday, April 5, 2024 at time to be determined the Great Awakening will hold a corporate lake immersion for all persons who want to be immersed. The immersion will take place at Cedarmore Camp and Retreat Center in Bagdad, KY. Individuals will be immersed in the Name of the Messiah (Yahusha). It is anticipated that over 50+ people from across the country will take part in this charge to believers. Interested persons must register by clicking below.

We do immersions not baptisms:

  • In an Immersion, the person is guided, and thus goes underwater using their own strength. While with a baptism one is pushed or taken under by the facilitator of the occurrence.
  • Immersion as well as baptism are expressly done with a repentance first focus and is voluntary.
  • Immersion the participants are to RISE from beneath the water with their own strength and guidance of the Ruach (Holy Spirit).
  • In baptism the facilitator brings the participants up out of the water.
  • Baptism is done mostly in pools or stabilized waters but can be done in living waters. Immersions (Hebraic Mikvah's) are usually done in living bodies of water.
  • Baptism usually is a one-time event. Immersions can occur during multiple life-transforming events. Such as coming of age, childbirth, marriage, ritual cleansing, and many more.
  • One is practiced by Christianity and the other is cultural; related to Israel of scripture.

 

During Immersion: Here is the process for the actual physical immersion in water.

  • We will help you step into the lake.
  • Two of our Moreh immersers will stand to each side of you
  • If led by the Ruach, one or both Moreh Immersers will pray and prophecy over you
  • The Immersers will gently push down on the top of your head as a signifier for you to go down into the water. (You will go down in your own strength but rise in and by the Ruach.
  • You will dip yourself vertically (straight down) into the water and come up vertically (straightway).
  • You are encouraged to relax and plug your nose.
  • Our immersers will hold you as you come up to ensure your safety.
  • While you are being immersed, the immerser will say something along these lines: “We say the following: "In obedience to the command of our Mashiach and based upon the profession of your faith, I now immerse you in the Name and in the authority of Yahusha." Buried with Mashiach [immersed in water], Raised to walk in new life [emerge from water].”
  • Feel free to express your joy, praise to Abba, look out at your friends, wave at your family, and cheer if you want. Just be yourself. This is a community celebration, so feel free to celebrate with your friends, Mishpacha, and dozens of believers on sight.
After your immersion: we will help you step out of the lake, and a helper will hand you a towel and help you out of the Lake so that you can go and change your clothes.

All males and females are required to bring the following:
  • For women, Capri or lightweight pants and a neutral color T-shirt.
  • For men, appropriate swimwear and a neutral color T-shirt.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing that won’t be harmed by getting wet.
  • Keep in mind how the material will look on you when it is wet, so you can take the necessary steps to be modest at all times (no white t-shirts!).
  • Bring a light jacket as temperatures can be quite cool early in the morning in Kentucky.
  • Beach Towel.
  • Change of clothes.
  • Women in their menstrual cycle should take proper precautions as far as utilizing hygienic items.
  • Bathing cap (optional).
Be in Prayer: Be in prayer asking Yah to speak through you and that you would share your testimony of how He has changed your life. Be Prepared to Share: Be prepared to give brief answers to the following questions:

  • How do you describe the feeling of being immersed in the true name of the Messiah?
  • How the Awakening has changed your life?
  • Participants must register below.

Please Click below and fill out all the required fields and click the SUBMIT button when done. Please submit one form per person.
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Airport Shuttle Service

Are you flying ? Stress-free transportation is a critical part of attending any Great Awakening International Event, but oftentimes it’s forgotten about. As a courtesy of The Great Awakening, we will offer shuttle buses to and from the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport for a nominal fee.

  • Tues 4/2; departing LOUISVILLE AIRPORT TO BAGDAD at 8:30am, 11:30 am, 2 pm
  • Sunday, 4/6; departing BAGDAG TO AIRPORT at 7:30am, 10am, 12:00pm

EVERYONE NEEDING SHUTTLE SERVICE MUST SIGN UP FOR THE (SHUTTLE WHATSAPP CHAT)

TO KEEP THE TRANSPORTATION TEAM UPDATED ON YOUR ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE. ANY CHANGES TO FLIGHTS MUST BE NOTED WITHIN THE CHAT GROUP (A.S.A.P.)

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Do You Want to Volunteer for Passover 2024

Want to volunteer for Passover 2023? Then consider joining one of our Passover 2023 Teams. Teams are the heart of the Great Awakening Mishpacha and being part of a team for Passover 2023 provides an opportunity to ensure that this event is done in excellence. Most teams meet once to twice per week leading up to Passover. Meetings are usually 2 hours in length. Please fill out the Volunteer Form below. Please indicate your interest and willingness to participate in up to 3 teams. Once you fill out the form you will be contacted by someone to connect you to a team. All volunteers must be registered for Passover 2023. If you're interested, please click on the volunteer button below to fill out the form.

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Vendor Tables

Great Awakening is a great place to meet other people, patronize Hebrew-owned businesses, and network. Attendees have the opportunity to talk to Hebrew-owned and operated companies and get information from businesses that are promoting the awakening. The following vendors will have tables in the General Assembly area at the Adventure Ocoee Old Barn.

Great Awakening International Passover 2024 is a great place to meet other professionals and network. Attendees have the opportunity to talk to Hebrew-owned and operated businesses and get information from businesses that are promoting the awakening movement. If you are a vendor and want to have a table(s) at Passover 2023 please click the button below. Vending will only take place Wednesday, April 5th before 6:00 pm, Thursday, April 6th after 6:00 pm, Friday, April 7 before 6:00 pm, and Saturday 8, after 6:00 pm. No vending will take place on the Sabbath & First Day of Unleavened Bread.

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Join Us Virtually For The Passover Meal and Event

 

Can't make it to Passover 2024 and want to join us for the Passover Meal Virtually? 

Can't make it to Passover 2024 and want to join us for the Passover Meal Virtually? 

We will be live streaming for families that would like to join us for this year’s Pesach  Meal (only) online using Zoom Video ConferencingYouTube, and Facebook on April 3, 2024, from 6:00-9:00 pm. Many from all over the world are expected to join the Great Awakening to observe the Passover Meal remotely in this unprecedented time. This year, we ask you and your families to join us and other families around the world for a virtual Passover Meal and Banquet Experience of a lifetime. This year, more than ever, we need to be together with our families around the table, drawn together by personal connections and reflecting on what our ancestors overcame as they came out of Egypt. Your friends and extended family are invited to join in, too!

This won’t be an ordinary Passover Experience. The Interactive Virtual Pesach Meal will give you and your family the opportunity to actively participate.  

How to Connect with Us?

On April 3, 2024, at 6:00pm, you can access the following outlets to connect with us in three different ways to experience Passover 2024:
 
Click here for ZOOM Instructions as to how to download Zoom onto your computer, smart device or tablet.
 
Interactive Meal Programs
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 6:00 pm Communal Passover Meal Passover Celebration:

Our Communal Passover Meal Passover Celebration will be led by Dr. Kenneth Howard. Click here for the Passover Program Guide for you to follow along with us via Zoom, Facebook, or YouTube. The Passover Meal Program will also be conveniently displayed on the screen during the event. The program is expected to last at least 70 minutes.

In preparation for the celebration, it is customary to remove all leaven (chametz) from our homes (Exodus 12:15, 19). As a result, the removal of leaven signifies the attitude of penitence, the willingness to remove any corrupting influence in our lives and submit to YAHUAH in obedience. As the Hebrews prepared for the exodus by obeying the commands of YAHUAH through Moses, so in removing the chametz, we symbolize our willingness to obey YAHUAH in preparation for celebrating the deliverance he has already brought to His people.We have included a list of Types of Leavening Agents to get out of your home and a list of Foods You Can Eat during the 7 days of Passover.

To fully participate in the Meal and Passover Celebration, below are a few things that you should have in your possession. On the table is a Seder Plate, representing traditional items that depict the Hebrew deliverance from slavery. These are required items:
  1. Passover plate according to Exodus 12:
  • Zaroah – Lamb represents the Passover Lamb
  • Matzah – Unleavened Bread (the Bread of Affliction)
  • Maror – Bitter Herbs (Horseradish)
  1. You will also need a kosher or unfermented wine (not biblical).
  • Kosher Wine
  1. Other traditional items on the Passover table are:
  • 7 Branch Menora Candles
  1. Traditional Unleavened Meal to eat after the celebration

The elements on the Passover plate are traditionally used as representations to assist us with retelling the story of the exodus. They will incorporate the use of all our senses; sound, sight, taste, touch, and smell. These items will serve to remind us that we are to guard our gateways so that we do not fall back into bondage. 

 

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Prohibited / Allowed Food Items April 4-April 10

The Passover Feast has some special dietary restrictions. Torah-observant Hebrews prohibits the eating of chametz during Passover as directed in the Torah. Chametz includes any food product or recipe made with the following grains:

Hebrew word for leaven is seor but the word chametz is any food product made from wheat, barley, rye, oats or spelt that has come into contact with water and been allowed to ferment and rise, is not to be consumed during Passover. Instead, matzah, an unleavened flatbread made of flour and water, is eaten. Chametz includes grains like wheat, oats, rye, barley and spelt, which are prohibited if they’ve had contact with water/moisture for longer than 18 minutes, leading to rising or “leavening.” Leavening agents, like yeast and sourdough, are also considered chametz.

LEAVENING TO REMOVE FROM YOUR HOUSE FOR 7 DAYS

Yeasts, including: baker’s yeast and active dried yeast, Ammonium carbonate, Ammonium bicarbonate, Baking powder, Baking soda, Cream of tartar (potassium bitartrate), Dipotassium carbonate, Monocalcium phosphate, Potassium carbonate, Potassium bicarbonate, Sodium aluminum phosphate, Sodium aluminum sulfate, Sourdough

FOODS NOT TO EAT DURING PASSOVER/UNLEAVENED BREAD

The following lists items which contain Baking Powder and/or Baking Soda (or Sodium Bicarbonate) and/or YEAST and/or Baker’s Yeast. All of these need to be avoided during the Days of Unleavened Bread:

Baking Powder; Malt; Flour (with yeast or leaven);Crackers; Bread; Bagels; Muffins; Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns; Garlic Bread; Baguettes; Cheese Straws; Sausage Rolls; Corn Dogs; Sour Dough; Biscuits; Pretzel; (some) Cereals; Cheese Puffs; Cake; Pastry; (some) Pies; Cookies; Ice Cream Cones and Wafers; (some) Ice Cream with added Cookies; Pancakes; Waffles; Puff Pastry; Self-Rising Flour; Graham Crackers; Bread Crumbs; Deep-Fried Chicken; Anything battered, i.e., Onion Rings or Fish; Croutons; Flour Tortillas; Burritos; Soft Tacos; Kit Kat; Wafer Biscuits; (some) Candy; (some) Candy Bars; Chinese Orange Chicken; Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Breaded Chicken; (some) Cereal Bars; Granola Bars; Ramen Noodles; (most) Bacon Bits, Cakes, Cereals, Coffee with cereal additives, Leavened bread, rolls; croissants, doughnuts, Wheat, barley, oats, spelt, rye.

FOODS THAT CAN BE EATEN DURING PASSOVER/UNLEAVENED BREAD

Fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, Eggs, fresh fish, fresh meat and poultry, Potatoes,Corn Meal, Tortillas, Noodles, Matzos, Milk & Cheese (dairy products should not be mixed with meat), Nuts, Peas, Beans, Rice, Quinoa,Cinnamon Pebbles, Cocoa Pebbles, Fruity Pebbles, Honey bunches of oats chocolate, Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Chocolate Chex, Cinnamon Chex, Fruits and Oats Chex, Honey Nut Chex, Rice Chex, Vanilla Chex, Chickpea Pasta, Brown Rice Pasta, Quinoa Pasta, Black bean spaghetti, Kosher meats (no breading or coating), Tortilla chips, 100% fruit or vegetable juice, Rice, Matzo meal, Matzo cake meal, Corn, Green beans, Okra, Beans, Lentils, Quinoa, Fish (tuna, salmon, whiting, etc.), Mission Gluten Free soft taco tortillas, Some gluten-free flours (potato, almond, etc.), Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour, Simple Truth Organic Gluten Free Coconut Flour, Cream of Rice Gluten Free, Krusteaz Gluten Free All Purpose Flour, Taco shells, Peanut butter, Grits, Some pasta sauces (Please read label), Cornmeal, Oatmeal, Raisins, Olives, Ketchup, mustard, mayo (Please read label), Mashed potatoes (boxed), Oat milk, almond milk, and rice milk

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Modesty & Alcohol Statement

Discussions about modesty and inappropriate behavior are difficult in a desensitized and lawless culture, but Great Awakening International has been silent for too long on these matters. We can no longer afford to be silent on this issue because modern culture continually drives an immodest agenda that is infiltrating our community.

As Torah-observant believers, we are obliged to address issues concerning immodest clothing and behavior. However, when confrontation is necessary, it must be approached in a biblical, grace-filled way within the context of a loving community. Now is the time to address Modesty, Alcohol, and Music at our featured Set-Apart Events.

MODESTY

While the Great Awakening International is unaware of the lifestyles of individuals invited as guests to our PUBLIC EVENTS, we will enforce a strict modesty code that is reflective of righteousness and modesty as Torah-observant believers.

Our public events are mainly family-oriented events where children will be present. Any inappropriateness that does not promote a Kodesh lifestyle can have a negative impact on impressionable children. We are committed to doing what most children cannot do for themselves; guard themselves against unnecessary temptations and environments where inappropriateness is allowed.

Furthermore, we are far from the “Fashion Police,” Cleavage Patrol” and Modesty Mafia” however, seductive and enticing apparel will not be welcomed at Great Awakening International future events, as it serves as a temptation and is not synonymous with a Set-Apart environment. Examples of immodest apparel are:

  • Tight-fitting pants showing curves and imprints of the groin area
  • Spaghetti straps
  • See-through garments
  • Bodycon dresses
  • Garments that cling to the body
  • Dresses/skirts that come above the knees when sitting
  • Garments that do not conceal undergarments/panty lines/bra straps
  • Necklines that dip low and shows chest/cleavage

We’re cognizant that modesty is subjective and can be distinguishable from culture to culture. It can be ambiguous. Modesty has a wide lane, primarily because it's unknown what increases the desires of others (for example open-toe shoes may catch the attention of someone who has a foot fetish). If it's even a question of "is this appropriate?" then chances are, it's not.

Men and women are similar in their temptation to sin. These things affect both genders- “The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.”  Both men and women have to be on guard against those things.

Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”

Proverbs 23:7 says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”

Immodesty is an issue of the heart.  We recognize that how attendees dress on the outside says a lot about what is going on on the inside. “The train of sin runs on tracks that were laid in the heart.”  When one dresses inappropriately for set-apart events, they must be very honest with themselves about their motives.

-Why do I dress as I do?

-What kind of reactions am I trying to get?

The Great Awakening International is a proponent that our community should be unique and specific in our dress and look different from the world. Furthermore, the Great Awakening International is a proponent that men should wear attire gender-specific for men and women should wear clothing gender-tailored for women. No registered participant will be allowed entry into our SET-APART events wearing apparel that is specifically made for the opposite gender.

While we are open to unawakened nonbelievers attending our events, in hopes of sharing the Truth with them, we will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, dress, or speech. Modesty is born from a genuine heart to not stir up the desires in others that can’t be fulfilled righteously.

Modesty is an attitude of propriety and decency in dress, grooming, language, and behavior. 1 Timothy 2:8-10 states, “I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works”. If we are modest, we do not draw undue attention to ourselves. Instead, we seek to “glorify Yah in [our] body, and in [our] spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Immodesty increases sin and a distraction among men (Leviticus 19:29). Modesty calls for a meek and quiet spirit, not loud and clamorous behavior, “But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of Yah of great price (1 Peter 3:4) Proverbs 7:10-11 states, “And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house). Proverbs 9:13 mentions that “A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.”

As the Children of Israel, our clothing expresses our values, customs, and ultimately who we are. It sends messages about us, and it influences the way we as Israel act. When we are modestly dressed, we can invite the companionship of the Ruach and exercise a good influence on those around us. We are not to conform to the ways of this world (Romans 12:2).  We should not envy our oppressors and choose their way of dressing in strange apparel (Zephaniah 1:8) and how they conduct themselves (Proverbs 3:31). “Therefore, if anyone is in Yahusha, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Therefore, all participants and their invited guests to the Great Awakening International Set-Apart events must avoid clothing that is revealing or extreme in appearance to engage in our set-apart events.

Moving forward, registration will include a modesty clause that attendees must adhere to. This will be reflected on ALL future registration forms. All attendees and their guests must sign the current modesty clause to secure entry into our set-apart event.

Dressing modestly is our way of telling the world that we don’t play by their rules – we play by Yah’s rules.

Anyone that shows up to any Great Awakening International set-apart event not adhering to the modesty policy dated January 2023, will be reminded of the said clause that they signed, and given the opportunity to comply with the stated scriptures (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 1 Timothy 2:8-10). Should the individual refuse to comply they will be restored their funds and turned away from the event in love (Ephesians 4:15; 4:29; Colossians 4:6), never with personal opinions, judging or shaming, and never accompanied by gossip (Proverbs 11:12-13; 21:23).

We recognize everyone as a soul. Therefore, we have employed a new system of confronting the individual in a loving, biblical way with the hopes of conversion. We recognize that immodest behavior is typically a symptom of a deeper heart issue, and we want to minister to the heart before we change their attire.

However, public events (where registration is necessary) will be treated differently from outdoor outreaches and weekly Sabbath Gatherings where there is a chance that a guest can show up without knowledge of our modesty expectation. It is at this point that the Great Awakening will show unconditional love, apply grace once given to all of us, develop a relationship with the individual, and hope for an opportunity to teach them the standard of modesty. We recognize that we cannot scale a fish until we catch it first.

ALCOHOL

The Great Awakening International has decided not to enter into a contract with any venue that will have a wet bar open in our rented private event space(s). We understand that this could provide a temptation and a distraction from the purpose of our set-apart events.

Recognizing that the use and abuse of alcohol is an issue for some people within our reach, we strive to provide a safe sanctuary from the pain of addiction for those directly or indirectly affected by it. In addition, we admit that intoxication has the potential to impact clarity and understanding, thereby limiting our access to spiritual Truth.

We also recognize the exercise of freedom to choose to drink alcoholic beverages responsibly and in moderation. The Bible provides numerous examples of the responsible use of alcohol as well as condemnation for “drunkenness”. The Great Awakening International affirms the right of individuals in conscience to make responsible choices between abstention and moderate, non-problematic use. However, to avoid the potential of intoxication and the ensuing behavior that follows it, we will no longer hold events at venues where there is open access to alcoholic beverages.

Therefore, the Great Awakening International encourages and supports abstention at all of our Set-Apart activities. Moderate drinking in low-risk situations not provided by the venue in private rented spaces will not be opposed. Heavy drinking in any situation is vigorously discouraged by Great Awakening International.

MUSIC

While there is no “Thou shalt not …” with regard to secular music in the Bible, we know that some music degenerates into immoral behavior. Therefore, Set-apart music will be the preferred choice at all future Great Awakening International events. Great Awakening International will be monitoring all musical selections from guest bands and musicians moving forward. Henceforth, we are putting a moratorium on all outside bands/musical guests and will only be using awakened, Ruach-filled, and Torah-observant musicians for future events.                     

Consent to use Photo / Video

The Great Awakening International reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by Great Awakening, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. Great Awakening may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used, or contracted by Great Awakening including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc.

To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent, or legal guardian

CONSENT TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED

By participating in Passover 2024, attendees give their permission to be photographed or recorded by official photographers, videographers, and attending media of the Great Awakening International. Attendees consent to their images and video being reproduced for subsequent use in the media, webcasts, internal and external promotional purposes, advertising, and inclusion on websites and social media. Images are shared publicly with open access for use.

THE MEDIA

Great Awakening photographers and other registered press representatives will be taking photographs and videotaping portions of the Passover.

OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY

Attendees are entitled to take photographs at Great Awakening International for their own personal, spiritual, educational, and/or advocacy purposes. The Great Awakening will not be liable if attendees object to being photographed in these circumstances.

Feast Benevolence

If you fellowship with any Great Awakening Assembly and are in need of some financial assistance in order to attend. Please contact any GAI Moreh and he will submit your name to the Event and Feast Day Committee. We don’t want money to be a reason why someone is unable to feast with other believers…especially if you want to be immersed.

For those who can afford to help others, you can contribute a donation toward the feast-going fund to help anyone with the costs of attending. This fund is separate from the Event and Feast Committee operating expenses of the Great Awakening.

To contribute a donation to the Fund, you do so by clicking here.

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