Chicago IL
Chicago IL
4118 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL, 60076
United States
Phone: 847-679-2680
Fax: 847-679-5845
To schedule a missionary to speak at your church call: 312-212-3358 or schedule it online.

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About this Branch

Jews for Jesus is a nonprofit organization of Jewish people serving the needs of the Chicagoland Jewish community for over 40 years. We exist to inform and educate as well as challenge Jewish perceptions about Jesus. We offer a unique perspective on what it means to be Jewish, and we want to share that with our community. After all, Jesus was Jewish and lived and taught among his people in the Land of Israel. We believe his claims are of great significance to the Jewish people even today. As the Jewish population is largely unfamiliar with Jesus’ life and teachings, this marginalized viewpoint is an important conversation to add to the current cultural dialogue.

To this end, we seek to engage with Jewish people all over Chicago, whether meeting at farmer’s markets in Wicker Park where we hand out cups of hot chai tea, hosting Shabbat dinners and holiday events, providing support for Jewish-Gentile couples, hosting group Torah studies, or sitting down to study the Scriptures or talk with anyone who is curious about how you can be Jewish and believe in Jesus. Furthermore, we help foster the next generation through Jewish summer camps and local teen service opportunities. We also teach Christians about the Jewish roots of their faith, and partner with local charities to help make Chicagoland flourish.

At the end of the day, our hope is to build relationships. We want to be a resource of information to those seeking answers and a help to those in spiritual need. We want to build and nurture the growth of our Jewish community. We want to share the love and hope we’ve found in our Messiah, Jesus, with this beautiful city we call home.

Want to know more about Jews for Jesus in Chicagoland? Call us at 847.679.2680 or send us an email at [email protected]


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Staff List

Melanie Rose Melanie Rose Administrative
Jeremiah Zaretsky Jeremiah Zaretsky Branch Leader, Minister
Arielle Randle Arielle Randle Minister in Training
David Randle David Randle Children and Youth Worker, Minister

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