Our Hebrew Heritage is a teaching ministry founded by Reb Jimmy Rittenhouse from Colorado Springs. our mission is to share the Biblical Hebrew heritage of Christianity with our brothers and sisters united in our Master Messiah Yeshua (Jesus).
Reb Jimmy has been married to his wife Laurie since 2003. They have two girls, Leah and Sarah. He moved to Colorado Springs from Ft. Myers, Florida in 1993. In 1998 Reb Jimmy joined Beit Ad-nai Yisrael in Colorado Springs, serving as President, Youth Leader, and Associate Leader. In 2003 he graduated with a Bachelors of Bible at the Messianic Bible Institute Yeshiva. In 2006 He, with the help of a handful of families, founded Sha’arey Tzion Messianic Synagogue. Reb Jimmy has his Messianic ministry credentials from the Coalition of Torah Observant Messianic Congregations. He also works full time at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs. Reb Jimmy counts amongst his current mentors and influences; Rebbe Michael Marks, Reb James Oviedo, Jonathan Lane, and Reb Aaron Diem. Others who have greatly influences his spiritual walk include the First Fruits of Zion ministry, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Dr. Richard Booker, Dr. Ron Mosley, Dr. Dwight Pryor, and Pastor Steve Schell. Reb Jimmy is also an avid Denver Bronco fan, MMA fan, and enjoys a good novel. Jimmy is currently pursuing his Masters degree in theology.