We Are Jewish People Who Believe in Jesusand we want to tell everyone about Jesus the Messiah.
We engage the greater Jewish community with the message of Jesus so that more of our Jewish people will be spiritually transformed through knowledge and love of God. Jews for Jesus the organization was founded in 1973. However, we like to say we were “founded 32 a.d., give or take a year.” Today, our staff are active internationally in 13 countries and 24 cities.
Why Jesus?Because of who he is. Because of what he said. Because his reality transforms lives in the midst of a broken world. Because he fulfills the hopes of our Jewish people and of the rest of the world. Because he atones for our sins. Because believing in him makes sense. There are as many reasons for “why Jesus” as there are followers of him. Discover what some of them have found. Our Stories
We’ve been talking about Jews being “for Jesus” for over 40 years… and there’s still a lot to say. Check out our specially-curated collection of articles below, and let us know what you think.
Scholars and theologians debate the particular kind of Judaism Jesus represented, but it was Judaism nonetheless. There was, as yet, nothing called “Christianity.”read more
I had a semblance of Jewish education and a strong sense of Jewish identity. But since my home was a home without God – and since the Christians and the Jews I knew did not seem to truly believe – I assumed that God must be present elsewhere.read more
What is that very elusive quality we call shalom? For it means different things to different people. The ancient Hebrew concept of peace, is rooted in the word “shalom,” meant wholeness, completeness, soundness, health, safety and prosperity, carrying with it the implication of permanence.read more
I know that I am still Jewish. I don’t use the word “converted” because it implies that I’ve left something behind. I do not feel I have left anything.read more
Yes, Jesus – Yeshua – was a rabbi, a teacher of Judaism in the first century A.D. But was he more than a rabbi?read more
Like other rabbis, Jesus taught the importance of Jewish core values. One such value is kibud av va’em, honor of parents.read more
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“Does your mother know you’re doing this?”
“Amazing! How come we haven’t heard about you before?”
“Jews for Jesus? What are you, crazy?”*
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* This is often how people in New York City express their friendliness.