Monday, February 10, 2014

Come out and support the wonderful voices of NCCI; presented by Sounds of Sinai.  If you ever wondered who has talent in the tabernacle, then you do not want to miss this.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

D.O.V goes cruisin~ALL ABOARD!

Shalom Ladies,

The D.O.V took a day cruise this past Yom Reeshon.  Here are a couple of pictures to see them soaking up some sun, and bonding.  Looks like you ladies enjoyed yourself.

Amariyah, Yaazyah and Aquila standing

Beriyah and Pauline

Group pic of D.O.V

Elianna and Janet

Janet and Sinaiyah

Janet, Sinaiyah and Amariyah

Janet, Sinaiyah and Pauline

Amariyah on the left and Kephezebiyah


Our Dovettes

Pauline, Janet and Shakita

Raphaella and Zemeriyah

Sinaiyah (background), Dana and Shakita

Yaazyah and Elianna

Monday, May 20, 2013

NCCI Daughters of Virtue Meeting 6/1/2013

Shalom Sisters!

Hope that everyone is having a great week.  Just wanted to send out a reminder about our next meeting.  The details are below.  Hope that we will have great participation! 

Date: June 1, 2013
Time: About 15 mins after Shabbat Convocation has ended

Conference Call Information:
Conference call number 1-712-432-3100
Conference call access code 494299

Friday, May 10, 2013

Encore of Shabbat Class in Video Format


Did you ever say, “I need to hear Shabbat class again.” Well good news you can!  “Vimeo is a friendly place where people who take and love videos can share, watch, discover, and be inspired.” allows you to listen and watch prerecorded classes online. The only thing you need to do is create an account and search for NCCI; it's that simple:)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Remote Family Album

We are putting together a remote family album, so we are encouraging all of our remote families to email pictures of their families along with their names and where they are from so that we begin on this project.  Please email your photos to or text them to 704-281-2100.  The deadline to submit your photos is March 30th.  We hope that everyone will participate. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

DOV Book Club

Daughters of Virtue will start a book club 2nd quarter 2013.  Our first book will be Love’s Journey by Valerie Williams.  She is better known to us as Sister Adaiyah that lives in Atlanta Georgia. We are so very proud of Sister Adaiyah for this accomplishment and want to encourage her in this endeavor.  This book is an awesome book with deep cultural roots.

Sisters if you are interested, please order your book Love’s Journey by Valerie Williams it can be purchased on in Paperback and on Kindle - Click Here.  You can also purchase this on - Click Here.  This is a local and remote book club, the schedule will be determined shortly.
Love's Journey

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Just in case you have a mean sweet tooth like me…read this

Just in case you have a mean sweet tooth like me…read this.
Here are just some facts to scare you a bit too, so I won’t suffer alone:
  • Sugar ruins your health, suppresses your immune system, decreases emotional stability, speeds up the aging process, increases your risk of getting cancer, heart problems, contributes to diabetes, can lead to osteoporosis, hurt your eyesight, and can cause arthritis. (And that just the top of the iceberg. See a lovely inspiring article at
  • In 2009, more than 50 percent of all Americans consume one-half pound of sugar PER DAY—translating to a whopping180 pounds of sugar per year!
  • Sugar is loaded into your soft drinks, fruit juices, sports drinks, and hidden in almost all processed foods—from bologna to pretzels to Worcestershire sauce to cheese spread. And now most infant formula has the sugar equivalent of one can of Coca-Cola, so babies are being metabolically poisoned from day one if taking formula.
  • Sugar is contributing to35 million deaths worldwide each year due to obesity and diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
  • Eating fructose is far worse than eating fat. Fructose elevates uric acid, which decreases nitric oxide, raises angiotensin, and causes your smooth muscle cells to contract, thereby raising your blood pressure and potentially damaging your kidneys.
  • Sugar is addictive just as cocaine, nicotine and alcohol.That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can’t get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your life almost daily.
Ok, enough of horrors…
Here’s how you can tell if you consume too much sugar:
  • You experience sugar cravings or carb cravings
  • Yourenergy spikes and dips throughout the day
  • You feel fatigue, lethargy, depression or anxiety
  • You have brain fog, cloudy thinking,trouble concentrating
  • Your hunger goes from mild to intense very quickly
If any of these statements is true then you need to pay close attention to what you’re eating. Sugar cravings are not easy to control and it seems like the best way to do it is to do asugar detox, so your sugar level would return to normal.
Here are some sites for sugar detox or just google sugar detox: (This site is very detailed)
Let me know what you guys think.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Shabbat ReCap: 12/26/12 - 2/2/13

Shabbat Convocation 122612

Leviticus 15v1, 16v1-2, 18v1, 19v1, 20v1, 21v21, 1v1
Jeremiah 1v2 1v4, 2v1
Isaiah 1v1


Luke 1v1-3
John 20v30-31


Rev 1v1-6, 22v8 1v9-10

Showing the difference between inspired writings versus epistles or a collective synopsis 

Though there are two definitions of inspiration theocratically we are concerned with the following: 
Definition of inspiration: writings that were written through divine direction

Why is it important that Yahshua received the spirit : 1 John 5v6, Acts 19v11, 2v22, 21v4 , 20v22-23

Continued Book Analysis of Matthew
CHAPTER FIVE (picked up where we left off at verse 31)
v39 -- Luke 22v36
v43 -- Prov 25v21


v15 -- 2 Corinthians 11v1-15 --Rev 2v1-2
v21 -- Psalm 40v8 Psalm 143v10

v4 -- Hebrews 8v6, Rev 2v12,v14-22, Hebrews 8v7-13
v12 -- Matt 21v28-45

v13 -- John 9v19-31, James 2v14-18, John 9v31-41, John 15v22-24
Lev 26v14-18

(Stopped at Matt 9v14)

For more select READ MORE

Saturday, February 9, 2013

New Baby in the Culture!

Praise Yah for life; a new gift to Brother Melikiyah & Sister Ga'aliyah of Charlotte, NC! Hannaniyah was born February 4th, 2013. Weighing 21.5 inches long and weighed 8lbs 5oz. Mother, Baby and Family are doing well! Halleluyah!!

Psalm 127:3
Lo, children are an heritage of the Yah: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

We have an author amongst us ladies!

Shalom Sisters,
Please congratulate our sister Ahdaiyah on her published book, “Love's Journey”. Here is a brief synopsis of Love's Journey, “After a childhood filled with sadness, pain, and disappointment, 36-year old Quentin Love has finally attained a measure of happiness and satisfaction in his life. A successful finance exec living in San Francisco, he's nearly reached the pinnacle of his career, and while hasn't yet found the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with, he's certain he will one day soon.

So why has this vague sense of emptiness suddenly begun to plague him lately?”


Ahdaiyah’s book can be purchased at, or
, for those who are interested.


Great job Ahdaiyah!


Praise YAH for your accomplishments!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Quick Facts: Number Decoder

Ever wonder what those little stickers on your produce was for? Well they indicate more then just pricing. These numbers also reveal how vegetables and fruit are grown. For example, it can indicate whether or not that fruit or vegetable has been genetically modified (GMOs). 

Want more information? Check out the website link HERE 
**Note the picture above was taken from Women's Health magazine June 2012

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Shabbat Class Re-Cap!

Shabbat Class: December 22, 2012

We continued on our book analysis of Matthew. We read the following chapters with further examination on the verses sited below.

Book of Matthew
Chapter Four
v1 -- Matthew 3v16
v6 -- Psalm 91v1-16
v9 -- Luke 4v5-8
Chapter Five
v17 -- Acts 3v18
v18-19 -- Rev 20v11, Rev 21v1
v20 -- Deut 6v24-25, Deut 4v5-6, Deut 7v6-11, Deut 9v4-29
v21 -- 2 Sam 2v17-32, 3v6-14, 3v22-33, 1 Kings 2v5
v30 -- Romans 8v5-8, Romans 12v1-2, Ephesians 4v14-24

Other verses reviewed: 
Isaiah 14v12 (Isaiah 14v1-23)
Ezekiel 28v13-19
Job 9v24
Daniel 10v11-15, Daniel 10v20-21

Please let me know if I’ve missed anything at all or if something is not clear! Thanks! :) 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Winter Hair & Skin Tips!

Winterize Your Hair & Skin! 

Winter is well upon us. It’s the time of year that calls for layering your clothes, scarves, hats, and gloves. And as we change the type of clothing and outerwear we wear, hair and body regimen tweaks are something to also consider. The cooler and drier it gets outside the more prone our hair and skin are to dryness and the more it craves moisture.

Here are a few tips for keeping both hair and skin moisturized:

Shampoo Less: frequent shampooing strips hair of sebum. Try shampooing every other week instead. Or if your hair is prone to build-up try co-washing (conditioner only washing) in between shampoo sessions. 

Beware of Breakage: If you are seeing breakage in a couple places vs all over (for example just around your edges) It may have nothing to do with how you’re currently caring for your hair, but much more with what you wear on it. Wool hats and scarves rob hair of moisture and cause it to break. Try placing a satin cap or scarf under your wool hat or tuck hair in a bun to help keep it off of harsh wool coat collars. 

See more tips by clicking "Read More" :) ....  

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ice Breakers...

Shalom Ladies! :) At the last DOV meeting Sister Gina started an icebreaker where we each took as many tissue pieces from the roll as we wanted. For each piece we took we were to share something about ourselves. Well, since we ran out of time, I thought... why not continue it here on the blog!! So, in the comments section below, write something about yourself that you'd like to share! :)

Thanks in advance for participating! :-)

The Making of the "Monotheism" Album

Interested in seeing the making of the Sounds Of Sinai album "Monotheism"? Click "Read More" and watch the video. I'm sure you'll enjoy :)

A Mind Without Vision

A Mind Without Vision... 

Recently during a briefing at work one of the presenters told a story about how her teenage son made a vision board because he wanted to purchase a car. On the board he posted a picture of the car along with some other goals he wanted to achieve. He placed the board somewhere he would constantly see it. And long story short, he was finally able to purchase the car he wanted. This young man was focused. Constantly having a reminder that he saw daily was surely a help to maintain his focus. 

The truth of the matter is, your consciousness can shape reality. What you focus on will generally take root, grow and manifest itself. While learning and executing YAH’s law should always be at the forefront of our minds, as Proverbs 29v18 tells us “Were there is no vision, the people are let loose, But blessed is he who guards the Torah.” 

So I thought, how can I implement something like this. Having a plate full of deadlines, commitments, a long list of responsibilities, and etc can leave you discombobulated and frazzled. Making a vision board may just be what I need to help narrow my focus and quiet my conscious enough to achieve both short and long term goals. The next obvious question is... well, how do I make a vision board! :) 

Click "Read More" to see how to make a vision board! : ) 

Shabbat Class Re-Cap

Shabbat Class Re-cap!
Title: Faithless
Type: Introspective
Purpose: To encourage to turn our attention and focus on our creator

Definition of Faith via the New Oxford American Dictionary
faith |fāTH| noun
1 complete trust or confidence in someone or something 2 strong belief in Elohim or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.
  • a system of religious belief
  • a strongly held belief or theory
Click Read More for the list of scriptures we covered! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Another Edition of the Slow Cooker Chronicles

RECIPE: Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast


1 (5lb) bone-in beef pot roast
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (maybe more)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt & pepper to taste

(optional to taste)
3 medium carrots (cut into chunks)
2 stalks celery (cut into chunks
1 sprig fresh rosemary
2 sprigs fresh thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon butter (or more)
1 medium onion, chopped
8 ounces sliced mushroom

  1. Generously season both sides of roast with salt and pepper. Sprinkle flour over the top until well coated, and pat it into the meat. Shake off any excess.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Sear the roast on both sides for 5-6 minutes each, until well browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in mushrooms and butter; cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Stir in onion; cook for 5 minutes, until onions are translucent and begin to brown. Add garlic, stir for about a minute.
  5. Stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons flour; cook and stir for about 1 minute. Add tomato paste, and cook for another minute.
  6. Slowly add chicken stock, stir to combine, and return to a simmer. Remove skillet from the heat.
  7. Place carrots and celery in the slow cooker. Place roast over the vegetables and pour in any accumulated juices. Add rosemary and thyme.
  8. Pour onion and mushroom mixture over the top of the roast. Cover slow cooker, turn to high and cook the roast for 5-6 hours, until the meat is fork tender.
  9. Skim off any fat from the surface and remove the bones. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Note: Not in the mood for a roast, get cubed chucks of beef and follow the same directions for a tasty beef stew. Add McCormick’s Beef Stew Seasoning and/or potatoes.
Also, while this particular recipe calls for 5-6 hours in the slow cooker, I usually cut my veggies sort of thick and set the slow cooker to 8 hours for super tender meat and savory veggies! 

Frito-Lay Ingredient List

To complement Sister Gina’s earlier post on unclean foods (see below), Frito-lay has a list of their products that DO NOT use pork/porcine enzymes. Check out the link below:

They also include a daytime number that can be called if there are further questions!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Crossword Puzzle


***If you would like to print out the crossword puzzle: CLICK HERE!

***Ready for the answers??! CLICK HERE!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

All About Ayurveda

A recent phenomena in women’s hair and especially “natural” hair are age old remedies call Ayurveda. Ayurveda is an alternative medicine/natural herb approach that originated in India over 5000 years ago. I decided to do some digging and see what it’s all about! 
Click "Read More" to see a bit of what I found! :) 

Pumpkin Hair & Face Mask

Pumpkin Hair and Face Mask

This is the time of year that there’s so much canned and fresh pumpkin readily available and for discounted prices to boot. So how can you take advantage? Well here’s a couple homemade face and hair masks for you to give a try! :) 

Pumpkin has natural anti-aging antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E, and B-complex. It can help to heal and protect the skin from free radicals, and dissolve dead skin cells. If you choose to add egg to your face mask it’ll help bind the concoction and nourish and lift the skin or act as a mild protein for hair. rich in enzymes and antioxidants that will help to brighten your skin and condition your locks in just 20 minutes.Pumpkin can help skin to retain its elasticity and slow the visible signs of aging, as it soothes and moisturizes, while helping the additional mask ingredients to absorb deeper into the skin and hair follicle, intensifying the results - leaving you with healthy glowing skin and hair.
Recipes and Directions after the jump! :) 

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Shalom Ladies,

My family and I were out food shopping about a week ago, and I saw a NEW Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage by Butterball and Perdue.  I was so excited until I did what I normally do to all products I am about to purchase; READ THE LABELS!


 I could have hit the floor when I saw Butterball and Perdue Sausage contains PORK CASING, I said, “Are you kidding me? I did not know, your companies sold PORK, so why put your sausages in a PORK CASE?”  That lead me to further research on why would a company that sells NO PORK BASED product decided to use PORK CASING.  This is what I found from the International Journal of Food Science and Technology, “Pork casings are made from pig intestines, unlike sausages made with artificial casings, sausages made with pork casings have superior flavor and aroma.”


During my research I found a great website that list CLEAN\UNCLEAN FOODS.  Please know I am posting this due to my findings, if you have any questions; please contact the manufacturer of the product for further details.  I DID NOT MAKE THIS LIST UP!

Also, I appreciate them updating their list when a company changes their ingredients.  One of my favorite snacks of all times, was on the unclean list, and now Frito Lay has stop using porcine(PORK ENZYMES) in their Nacho Cheese Doritos; you guessed it I am doing my happy dance!!!  This list was last updated on 10/5/2012.  With all this said, please be mindful when purchasing products.  PRAISE YAH FOR WISDOM ALWAYS, until next time.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Shalom Ladies,

Examining our breasts each month maybe a frightening experience, however we all must go through this process. Many of you know my mother had a mastectomy done early this year. During her mammogram, her lump was discovered; It was detected in the early stages.  My mother was determined not to let this get the best of her.  Instead of chemotherapy she decided to use a doctor who practices alternative medicine.  Please remember to take a minute to examine your breasts.

Praise YAH!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Did you know?

Shalom Ladies,
Do you know about ? No? Well great, I am here to tell you about a wonderful FREE resource we all have access to at our finger tips! has over 80 articles dealing with the importance of the dietary laws, holy days, and purification; just to name a few! Each article is designed to analyze the topic at hand with a series of questions; you should be able to answer at the completion of the articles.  All articles provide commentary with scriptures to support each message.  Whether you are local or a remote congregate, is always available.  PRAISE YAH!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Upcoming Holydays!

Shalom All:

Just a reminder the following Holydays, just around the corner!

Yom Teruh Saturday, September 15, 2012 8:00 PM
Yom Kippur Monday, September 24, 2012 8:00 PM
Succoth Yom 1 Saturday, September 29, 2012 8:00 PM
Succoth Yom 8 Saturday, October 06, 2012 8:00 PM

Friday, August 3, 2012

Roasted Yam & Kale Salad ---Yummy!

Here is a great receip for Roasted Yam & Kale Salad submitted by Sister Sunni.  Looks super yummy!  Thanks Sunni!

2 jewel yams, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch kale, torn into bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Toss the yams with 2
Tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and arrange evenly onto a baking sheet.

2. Bake in the preheated oven until the yams are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool to room temperature in the refrigerator.

3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and garlic until the onion has caramelized to a golden brown, about 15 minutes. Stir in the kale, cooking until wilted and tender.

Transfer the kale mixture to a bowl, and cool to room temperature in the refrigerator.

4. Once all the ingredients have cooled, combine the yams, kale, red wine vinegar, and fresh thyme in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and gently stir to combine.

Note: This recipe was found at

Thanks & Thanks Again!!!

I would like to personally like to thank everyone that contributed to make the view of the "New Tabernacle come to fruition.  So many people donated their time and most of all their money to assist this congregation with a new and more comfortable environment.  And for that we greatly appreciate your generosity.  Yah's blessings have been plentiful in this process!! Give him the Glory!!

I have added some pictures, but I hope that you all will be able to view this beautiful facility that Yah blessed us with through the hands of the congregants both local and remote.  Enjoy because you all have truly been a blessing!  Halleluyah!! (Click the Read More Link below to see additional photos)

It's Been A While...But WE ARE BACK!!!

Shalom Family:

I know it has been a while and I do apologize. But we are back and will be posting regularly on this site.  So please stop by and check out what's going on! I encourage you all to share information, we want to make this a place where sisters (and brothers, if they wish) can go and keep each in the loop about things that are going on within the Tabernacle Elohim Family and beyond.  Share great accomplishments, request prayer, share a story, share a receipe, what ever you feel compelled to share; send me an email ( and we will place it on the site.  With that said, we have two sisters that are joining me in this journey to make sure we keep this site up to date with regular postings.  They are Sister Gina from Philly & Sister Sunni from Virginia. Please help us make this site refreshing and a small way to bridge the gap between sisters from around the globe!  Shalom & May the Blessings of Yah be with you! Hugs & Kisses!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Tabernacle Progress

Shalom Family:

Please take a moment to view the progress of NCCI - Tabernacle Elohim's new tabernacle. We would like to thank you all for the continued prayer and support of this project. And especially Yah Elohim for his favor...Halleluyah!!!

Once everything is all set up, we will have an open house to invite our family across the world to share this occasion with us. Enjoy.

NCCI - Tabernacle Elohim New Tabernacle Progress

Monday, December 12, 2011

Pictures from the Nodarity Sale

Shalom All:

Here are a few pictures from the All Arts Nodarity Sale where Elder Sinaiyah, Amaziyah, Aquila and Amariyah created many wonderful items.  We appreciate their hard work as they were able to raise $439.00.  Praise Yah! More picture when you click on Read More!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sounds of Sinai CD Release Party

Shalom All:

Don't forget about the Sounds of Sinai CD Release Party!

WHEN: 12/10/2011 at 8:00 PM.

WHERE: NCCI Charlotte - Tabernacle Elohim
                 7631 Sharon Lakes Rd. Ste. E
                 Charlotte, NC 28210

TICKETS: Include 1 CD & Heavy h'orderves
                  $20.00 Single
                  $25.00 Couple
                  $30.00 Family

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The All Arts Market --- Charlotte, NC

NCCI will have two booths set up at The All Arts Market on December 8th & 9th, 2011.  We will have many items for sale; Art, Health & Beauty Products, Sounds of Sinai Music CD, Handmade Hats & Scarfs, jewelry,etc. If you all get a free moment, please come out and show your support.
TIME:             6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
VENUE:         Neighborhood Theatre
LOCATION:  511 E 36th St., Charlotte, NC              

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sisters Meeting: Shabbat 12/3/2011

Shalom Sisters:

We will have a sisters meeting for local and remote sisters imediately following Shabbat Class on 12/3/2011.  Remote sisters please use the confernce inforamation below.  Thanks!

Conference Call Information:
Conference call number 1-712-432-3100
Conference call access code 494299

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sounds of Sinai on Youtube!

Shalom Family: Please take a look and listen to two of Sounds of Sinai's Singles.  Check them out and tell us what you think!!

Yah is Life:

Wade in the Water:

Youtube Channel:
To Order:

Friday, November 18, 2011

Product Recalls

Shalom Sisters:
I wanted to share a couple of recalls that I learned from the news this week.  Please see below.  In addition you can always visit the US Consumer Product Saftey Commision to view ANY & ALL products that have been recalled . .  Be Safe my sisters! Shalom!!

Smucker's Chunky Peanut Butter:

Kotex Tampons:

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sounds of Sinai - Monotheism

Shalom Family:  As stated in today's Shabbat Class, New Covenant Congregation of Israel's Sounds of Sinai has released their first CD entitled Monotheism. We encourage you all to take advantage of the opportunity to listen to our Praise & Worship album venerating Yah, our sovereign creater. Please click on the picture to order your copy today.  Thank you all for your support as always! 
Order Monotheism Today!!!