Melissa Moskowitz | Los Angeles

Young Adult Ministry

Melissa Moskowitz has been a part of Jews for Jesus since 1976. She was born and raised in the Bronx and came to believe in Jesus while in college. Throughout her 40 years of service with the ministry, she's had the opportunity to use her giftings in youth and young adult work; in publications; through photography; and for the past 16 years in young adult ministry. Currently living on the west side of Los Angeles (to be closer to her grandson), Melissa maintains a monthly Shabbat fellowship for young adults and other events for the LA young adult community. A new initiative for the LA branch that Melissa is spearheading is ArtShareCollective/LA, a visionary community of Jewish believing artists who desire to use their creativity for the Gospel.

What Is a Cult?
March 14, 2018

Is there a difference between a cult and a religious sect of Christianity, for example? Where do Messianic Judaism and Jews for Jesus fit in? Read on here.

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Authentic Jewish Bubba’s Honey Cake (from the Jews for Jesus Cookbook)
May 22, 2017

Authentic Jewish Bubba’s Honey Cake (from the Jews for Jesus Cookbook) 3 eggs 2 C sugar 1 C brown sugar, packed 1 16 oz honey, slightly warmed (clover honey is good) ½ C cold, strong coffee 1 C peanut oil 1 tsp vanilla 5 ½ C flour, sifted 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp...

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Apple Cake (from the Jews for Jesus Cookbook)
May 18, 2017

Apple Cake (from the Jews for Jesus Cookbook) 3 eggs 1 ¼ C vegetable oil (safflower or corn—no canola, it’s fake) 1 ¾ C sugar 3 C sifted flour 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp vanilla ¾ tsp salt 3 C diced apples (Granny Smith & Gravenstein are the best) 1 C chopped...

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Jewish ‘Green’ Architecture

The world is meant to decay, or perhaps, is destined for it. Even the best and most qualified efforts to sustain our environment must be tempered by the realization that sustainability will not bring permanence.

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Piecing it Together: A New York Jew Finds Peace

Piecing it Together: A New York Jew Finds Peace When you break a tooth, you go to a dentist. When your shoes need heels, you go to a shoemaker. When your hair is too long, you go to a barber. Such small problems are conveniently remedied, easily fixed. But what do you...

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Don’t Worry, I’ll Sit in the Dark: A Bright Look at Guilt

Don't Worry, I'll Sit in the Dark: A Bright Look at Guilt It could be a scene from a Neil Simon play or a Woody Allen movie. As the curtain opens we see our character, a young mother of two. She has just finished cooking a large pot of chicken soup, filling her...

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Through Their Eyes

When I think about my family tree, my thoughts turn first to my grandmother. I was a little girl when she died, so most of what I know about her is from stories my mother told me. Bubbe was a small woman; her heavy, rimless glasses all but covered her face. Whenever I...

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A Father’s Love: The Binding of Isaac
Topics: yom kippur, abraham

During the High Holiday season, the story of the binding of Isaac—known as the Akedah—is read in the synagogue service. This account, found in Genesis 22:1-18, is considered by many to be the pinnacle event of he Jewish faith, a perfect example of one man’s...

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Ner Tamid

The memories of one’s childhood combine to form a picture either sweeter or perhaps more bitter than what is warranted by the real experience. Yet, except for time-worn photographs, a parent’s dusty recollections, or maybe more luckily, a diary that was...

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Portrait of a Messianic Jewish Wedding

  Baruch habah! May he who cometh be blessed! Mi adir al hakol, mi baruch al hakol, y’vorech chatan v’kalah. He who is supremely mighty; He who is supremely praised; He who is supremely great; May he bless this bridegroom and bride… Beneath the embroidered...

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