Jews for Jesus is a nonprofit organization that has been in New York City 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 the city, whether meeting on college campuses where we give out cups of cold brew coffee, hosting Shabbat dinners and holiday events, installing art shows in local galleries, 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 summer camps and bar and bat mitzvah training. We also teach Christians about the Jewish roots of their faith, and partner with local charities to help make New York City 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, 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 New York City? Call or text us at 347.201.2068 or send us an email at [email protected]