Rolando and Circe Corte and family
congregational leaders of
Sinagoga El Shaddai
y Kehilat Restaurazion
A fourth generation Mexican Jew, Rolando became a believer in Messiah Yeshua
when he was 14 years old, and after some years working with evangelistic
projects in the Methodist church started attending a charismatic church.
After marrying his lovely wife Circe, they attended Bible College with
Christ for the Nations International in Dallas, TX, graduating in 1986.
They returned home to become leaders serving in their church for 14 years.
While at CFNI they received a prophectic word that they must take up their
Jewish roots and hear the calling from HaShem. They started working
visiting different congregations to teach about praise, worship and dance and
during a Dance Seminar in Toluca Estado de Mexico, at which Rolando was one
of the speakers, the organizers asked him to Spanish-translate a conference
of Messianic Rabbi Ted Simon who mentored him and prepared him to be a
Since then, Rolando has translated many of Dan Juster's books into Spanish,
as well as "Becoming One". He has also written a number of books in Spanish
about the Hebrew language and Messianic Jewish liturgy and practice.
Since 1995, Rolando and his family have been working to start a Messianic
Jewish congregation in Puebla, Mexico. Synagoga El Shaddai is named after
the Tikkun congregation in Frederick, MD, due to the help and advise given
by Rabbi Ted Simon when he was the leader there. John Glueck has been
providing covering since 2009.
Synagoga El Shaddai meet in a shopping centre in downtown Puebla but are
praying for their own building for evangelistic outreach, a Messianic
synagogue and a food-bank.