Our Stories

We come from different Jewish backgrounds, but we have one thing in common: we all believe Yeshua is the redeemer our prophets foretold. Two thousand years ago, many Jewish people believed Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah. Today, there are still Jews who agree. Here are some of our stories.

A Ukrainian Atheist Goes to Church: Irina Orf’s Story

I was born into a Jewish family, but religion was not a popular topic in the Soviet Union. My parents and grandparents were all atheists. I couldn’t understand why my family kept some Jewish traditions despite their disbelief.

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I Was Spiritually Confused: Lucy Eshleman’s Story

A Bit of Every Religion I grew up in a Jewish family in Northern California that believed in just about…

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Finding Hope During the Shoa: Maria Weinstein's Story

Outside, she could hear the matches scratching. As the village around them exploded in flames, the Nazis attempted to set the last house alight. Within these walls, Maria Weinstein huddled in the embrace of her newly adopted family. There, amid the chaos, Jew and gentile united as one family in fervent prayer.

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Discovering Jewish Faith in God: David Abramsky's Story

I used to drive by the Jews for Jesus office in Toronto and curse it—or even spit at it—because I had been taught that they were “terrible people, just out to make Jews become Christians.” But there was no denying that Jesus was a Jew and a devout one at that.

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From New Age to Jesus: Jeff Morgan’s Story

I was born into a secular Jewish family. We loosely practiced some of the Jewish traditions and attended synagogue sometimes. But I didn't feel a spiritual connection to my religion. And as a young adult, I sought spiritual meaning in other places...

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A Biblical Equation: Ziggy Rogoff’s Story

I grew up in a traditional home. My family kept kosher; I went to Hebrew classes; and I had my bar mitzvah at the Wailing Wall. But until I learned about a personal relationship with God through Messiah Jesus, I considered God too distant and holy to be personally known.

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Finding Hashem: The Weinisch’s Story

"I was on a spiritual quest. I wanted to know the God my grandpa Singer prayed to. I was fascinated by Jesus and asked God to give me a sign if Jesus was who I had been searching for."

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Making Aliyah and Meeting Yeshua: The Stouts’ Story

"I was amazed to see Israelis believing that Yeshua is the Messiah—it felt both foreign and welcoming. I was intrigued by the love they demonstrated for the needy and the community around them."

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A Jewish Businessman’s Journey: Marc Stein’s Story

"I read the gospels in the New Testament for the first time. I was dumbfounded to see so much familiarity in it and just how Jewish it was."

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She Showed Him the New Testament: The Sereds’ Story

"I realize now that I didn’t fully understand that I was set apart as one of God’s children. I slowly began to realize that I belonged to Him, and I wouldn’t find my identity in anything the world had to offer."

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A Hasidic Couple’s Journey: The Ben David’s Story

"I said in my mind, You know what, God? If this is true, then I’m going to go with my heart. And at that moment, I saw the face of Jesus. I went home and found Adel. 'Something terrible has happened!' I announced. 'Jesus is the Messiah!'"

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From Iran to Tehrangeles: Five Generations of Jewish Faith in Jesus

Jewish faith in Jesus was handed down from generation to generation on both sides of my family, so my parents are Jewish Iranian believers in Jesus.

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An Israeli Athlete Meets the Messiah: Sahar's Story

I googled “Christianity” and found the New Testament in Hebrew. I expected it to be an antisemitic book with stories about Santa Claus! But in the first pages, the Gospel of Matthew, I read the genealogy of Jesus and saw all these Hebrew names. It felt so familiar.

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