Mishpacha is the Hebrew word for family. B’ney Yosef North America (BYNA) is a family in unity sharing an understanding of the Messiah and His call to “the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” We are a family in fellowship in that we come together to encourage and support one another. We may even be a family in long lost heritage. Our unity and fellowship is not based on a common doctrinal statement, but an embracing of who we are as family. Independently we are families who have recently awakened to the understanding that we are related. Individuals who once thought we knew who we were, but through a revelation from God have discovered our previous understanding may have been missing important information.