Echad exists to develop devoted followers of Y’shua who will creatively declare the messiahship of Jesus.


Jews for Jesus’ Creative Arts Discipleship and Evangelism Training program is for Jewish believing artists aged 18-28. Echad is an intensive eight month program where you will live as a community of Jewish Believing artists committed to a lifestyle of biblical discipleship and Messianic witness.

Echad provides Messianic Jewish Artists a discipleship program that:

  • Deepens their relationship with God
  • Provides a community of faith and accountability
  • Strengthens their Jewish identity
  • Challenges them to use their arts to share Messiah with our Jewish people

God has created you as an artist and wants you to use your craft, whether it be:

  • Visual: fine art, photography
  • Performing Arts: theatre, dance, acting
  • Writing: poetry, literature
  • Music: Band or Individual Artist, Singer/Songwriter, Sound/Recording Engineer
  • Film: multi-media, graphic design, web development


The First Semester will be designated to discipleship and the focused growth of your art.

The Second Semester will be intermittent touring in major cities in the U.S using and displaying your art with the purpose of engaging other Jewish people with the Gospel.

Example core curriculum topics include:

  • Identity in God
  • Spiritual disciplines
  • Leadership training
  • Bible skills
  • Theology and Arts: What does it mean to be a person of faith and use your art for God?
  • Jewish apologetics

Developing Your Art

  • Have time each week to practice and develop your craft
  • Gain inspiration from meeting with local believing artists
  • Learn from guest artists


  • Where? New York City
  • How long? September through May
  • Cost? Participants should raise $1400/month
  • Housing? Covered by Jews for Jesus
  • Food? Your responsibility

How You Can Be Involved


I am a Jewish believer between the ages of 18-28 and I’d like to explore being part of Echad.



Each participant is asked to raise $1,400 per month.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Messiah Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that weshould walk in them.”
Ephesians 2:10