AnaRina Bat Tzion (Heymann) Kreisman
What is the main focus of your activities today?
Biblical Advocacy: Teaching people about the significance of Jerusalem and the Jewish People through archaeology and the TANAKH.
How long have you been doing that?
What are some of the successful related programs or projects that you have done this year and in past years?
Started the Align With Zion project
How did you get to where you are today?
What is your “testimony”?
AnaRina (Heymann) Kreisman worked successfully in the Broadcast and Marketing Industry in South Africa, before throwing her weight in with the Jewish Agency for Israel in Johannesburg. There she was Head of Marketing, mainly promoting Aliyah (Jewish Immigration to Israel). She decided to put word to deed and made Aliyah to Israel eight years ago. In Israel she continued working in Special Projects of the Jewish Agency’s Aliyah Department. In 2013 somewhere, she discovered the Ancient City of David during a Chol Hamoed (intermediate festival days) outing. She decided to research the site and discovered one of the best kept secrets of all time, the true location of Ancient Biblical Jerusalem. In an attempt to learn more and also teach others about this precious place, she started to work as a shop girl in the tourist shop on site in 2014. Her love and passion for the place together with some Hashgacha Pratit provided her the opportunity to start the Jerusalem Watch, a focused project raising more international awareness for the eternal city. (Heymann) Kreisman decided to go solo in November 2018 and launched a new Biblical Advocacy program called Align With Zion. By using Biblical Archaeology and TANAKHic studies, the project aims to assist pro-Israel supporters in understanding the eternal covenant and dynamic between G-d and His people (Am Israel), how it plays out in modern history, and to ultimately empower them in their support of Israel by aligning them with the true essence of Zion. Through mutual friends recognizing their shared love for G-d, His People, Eretz Israel and teaching the nations, AnaRina met Tamir Kreisman (Tent of Abraham). The couple got married Erev Shavuot 2020, in a small wedding ceremony overlooking Temple Mount and Ancient Biblical Jerusalem.
What do you think God is doing with regard to Jewish-Christian relations?
This will become the forefront of religious consciousness for both faiths and the trail blazers in this field that worked steadily behind the scenes will soon educate and guide many others in the years to come. I personally believe that there is a deeper dynamic at work, that of the reunification of Yehudah (Jewish People) with the Ten Tribes (Christians developing deep awareness of Israel and the TANAKH).