What is a Lapid House?

Lapid Judaism as a movement, is defined as Yeshua-Centered Judaism.  It is a return, restoration and revival of the original faith of Moshiach and His Talmidim (deciples).  Lapid is a tradition with its roots in the Orthodox tradition and its soul linked to the Chassidic movement.  We are distinct from the so-called "messianic Judaism" in that we have a unique focus of being Torah-true and Messiah Yeshua centered.  For the Lapidnic, the Torah is not just relevant, it's authoritative.  The commandment is Divine and the fulfillment a great joy.  the Lapidnic observes the Torah in the same manner that our Master Yeshua did, Jewishly.  Our motivation is both to live aas He lived (be faithful Talmudic) and to connect ourselves to the Divine by observing the mitzvot (commandments).

A Lapid House is a branch of Sar Shalom Synagogue which is the flagship synagogue of the Lapid movement.  A Lapid house is a place where like minded believers gather together to worship and fellowship.    

Sar Shalom Tulsa Oklahoma

 Shimon and Hadassah Bauer have spent the majority of their lives dedicated to family and caring for others.  Together they have 7 children whom they have homeschooled. 

In 1995 Shimon completed his RN degree and was commissioned into the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant.  He served his country for 8 years during which time he earned his Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. 

Both Shimon and Hadassah have participated in roles of encouraging and teaching others.  Shimon served as Clubmaster and Scout Master to the local Boy Scout Troops.  Throughout their married life they have always been in leadership roles in their faith and have served in the ministry together.  Shimon has lead men’s study groups while Hadassah has taught women’s classes, homeschool co-op and cub scouts. 

In 2010, the decision was made to go deeper into their faith with the turning point of studying G-d's feasts and especially Pesach.  Around 2014 they discovered the teaching from a Rabbi in Saginaw Texas, Mordecai Griffin.  The teachings were spot on and filled the void in their life.  Once grounded in this Lapid Judaism they decided in 2018 to start a formal Lapid House in Sand Springs Oklahoma.  The goal was to bring Lapid Judaism to an area that was void of knowledge.  After formal conversion and the blessing of Rabbi Mordecai Griffin (the founder of Lapid Judaism and Rabbi of Sar Shalom Synagogue in Saginaw Texas) the concept grew into forming a Lapid Synagogue in Sand Springs.  This dream became a reality on August 24, 2019.  No turning back.  His motto, as taught to him by his Rabbi, "Never Quit!"  Baruch Haba BaShem Adonai!

Sar Shalom Tulsa is located at 1124 E Charles Page Blvd.  Sand Springs OK 74063



Sar Shalom Houston Texas

Ron and Ingrid Morassini have been attending Sar Shalom as Hard Core Onliners (HCO’s) since October 2018. In their search for the truth of HaShem’s Torah and the proper Jewish perspective of Messiah Yeshua, Ron and Ingrid have come into the faith of Lapid Judaism. In that time, the couple has gleaned a lot from Torah, Talmud, Midrash and various rabbinic sources that have changed their way of life to be aligned to a modern orthodox way of living. They have been married for sixteen years and have two daughters and five grandchildren.  Both Ron and Ingrid work in the education field.  Ingrid enjoys studying Torah and spending time with the Lapid Mispachah community. Ron enjoys studying Torah, listening to Rabbi Modecai Griffin’s “An Aliyah a Day” teachings along with the other teachings from the Sar Shalom leadership. The couple has a full commitment to Torah, the Sar Shalom community and Lapid Judaism.

You can reach Sar Shalom Houston at 346-328-2408

SAr Shalom Kansas City Missouri

SirJames and jeanaya Towne live in Kansas City, MO.  In 2014 HaShem began to reeal His Torah to the and they began to study and pursue it wholeheartedly, never looking back.  After lots of prayer and much confirmation from HaShem, they joined Sar Shalom Synagogue and Lapid Judaism in 2018.  SirJames is a mechanic and Jeanaya is a pastry chef.  Together they have 6 children and when they are not homeschooling or working, they love spending time gardening, having a cookout with friends, or enjoying the animals on their urban farm in the city. 

You can contact this Lapid House at 816-301-7180

SAR SHALOM (Lower hudson Valley ) New York

For more information about his Lapid house please contact

Keturah at 940-210-1962 or email keturah@mysarshalom.com


Edward and Nicole Freitas currently reside in  New Bedford, Massachusetts, about an hour away from the city of Boston, near Cape Cod.  Sar Shalom and Lapid Judaism was introduced into the Freitas family via the ripple effect, beginning with Nicole.  She studied and observed Rabbi Mordecai for a year before introducing Sar Shalom / Lapid Judaism to the rest of the family, eventually rippling down into their two adult children, Emunah and Hope.  Just as holy sparks tend to do, the love of understanding Torah through Lapid Judaism spread through the family like wildfire.  To date, the family has been affiliated with Sar Shalom for over two years.  

Edward is a United States Army veteran and has worked for the New Bedford School Department for over 20 years.  Nicole is a former Crisis Intervention counselor, and currently workds to assist the homeless of New Bedford.  Emunah is currently studying to pursue her mother's career field, while Hope is interested in a career in forensic cleaning detail.  

The Freitas family is very HaShem focused, Torah oriented, and always seeking ways to improve.  The famiy is tight knit, loving, and acan be found always laughing and having a good time.  You can contact this Lapid House at (508) 990-2987