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.

How I Googled My Way to God

I googled “Christianity” and found the New Testament in Hebrew. I expected it to be an anti-Semitic 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.

Jay Sekulow: How a Jewish Lawyer from Brooklyn Came to Believe in Jesus

I kept looking for a traditional Jewish explanation that would satisfy, but found none. The only plausible explanation seemed to be Jesus.

You Don’t Need a PhD to Figure Out This Equation: Ziggy Rogoff's Story

My life’s two passions have been mathematics and being Jewish. I viewed life as one big equation and was always looking for its solution! So how does Jewish boy + a traditional Jewish education + mathematics PhD = believer in Jesus?

Losing All; Gaining All

I realized that Jesus had never been anything else but a Jew, and I accepted Him into my life. Today I am very outspoken about my faith. After surviving Auschwitz, what do I have to lose?

Meet Aaron Abramson

I was spiritually dry, and found myself seeking answers in an Orthodox Yeshivah. Within eight or nine months, I was completely fed up and confused. I left feeling empty. The God I had once believed in seemed far away, if He even existed.

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.

How Dan Sered, an Israeli, Found Love and Messiah at the Same Time

She told me that Yeshua is the Hebrew name for Jesus. As soon as I heard that, it made perfect sense to me. Yeshua in Hebrew means “salvation.” Now if Jesus is salvation, I reasoned, it may be that He is the Messiah and I would not have to wait anymore.

I Applied the Scientific Method to the New Testament

I was trained in the scientific method, yet I had judged the New Testament without having read it. What kind of scientific method was that? So I took the book home and began reading it eagerly and with an open mind. It was not anti-Semitic – in fact, it was very Jewish.

Jesus Was Very Cool!

It was at that moment I remembered tearing Jews for Jesus posters off of a telephone pole years before. I had told my friend these people were liars, that you can’t be Jewish and believe in Jesus.

A Hasidic Couple Encounters Their Messiah

"'Something terrible has happened!' I announced. 'Jesus is the Messiah!'"

Unlearning Christian Anti-Semitism: Orthodox Jew from the Bronx Breaks Family Tradition and Goes to Bible School

When I realized he was trying to push Jesus on me, I threw him out of my house and told him never to speak to me again.

Orthodox Jew finds Jesus! How God Poured Out His Love to Me... in a Cup of Coffee!

Throughout my life and in Yeshiva, I had been taught that the Messiah who would come and redeem Israel would be from the line of King David. I asked God to give me a sign that would answer my questions and point me in the direction I needed to go in life.

Why Yoel Stole a New Testament from the Israeli Defense Forces, and Decided to Follow Jesus.

I said, “God, if you’re real, show up.” And before me I saw the face of Jesus! I looked at it and I felt a presence in my room; and I felt afraid. I saw a clear vision of God—and ignored it.

Jack Sternberg: A Jewish Oncologist's Story

"Knowing Jesus has changed every area of my life, not the least of which is my professional life. I am a full-time private practicing medical oncologist. My relationship with the living God gives my life meaning and fulfillment. It brings contentment, despite the painful realities of life and death."

How a 30-Year Search for Truth Brought Deb to Jesus

I had so many questions like “why is there one God for the Gentiles and another God for the Jews?”

How a Jewish girl discovered her Messiah through Christmas

Ceil Rosen, wife of Jews for Jesus founder, Moishe, had a unique Christmas experience, leading her to consider Jesus seriously as the alternative to religious Judaism or atheism.

How a Jewish kid with an Irish name found his Messiah - Ron Mcdevitt's story

"Then, when I was 21 years old, I was working for a guy at Sears. He was a Christian — a strong Christian — and he started witnessing to me and came out to my apartment one night and shared the gospel with me about Jesus Christ being the Messiah and being the Savior. And that was just exciting news, and it all made sense to me."

Stan Meyer's Story

I could not deny that everything they looked for was found in him, Jesus the Messiah and the Hope of Israel.

How a 61-year-old Jewish woman from Chicago met Jesus

How did this Jewish woman come to faith in Jesus though a knock-knock joke? Read Laurie’s story…

Zinaida Abramovna: A Daughter of Abraham

I was born in 1932 in Belarus. My parents were religious; they knew God. My father was a rabbi and was sent to prison for five years for conducting circumcision rituals. My father always took me to the synagogue, but I did not understand anything there. I only understood Yiddish. My father always prayed before meals, "Baruch Atah Adonai Elohenu," then he dipped bread into salt and then we could eat.