Press Kit

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Access information and resources about Jews for Jesus for use by the press. For more information or to schedule interviews, contact:

Susan Perlman
[email protected]
Call or text: 415-740-5006

For non-media related inquiries, please email:
[email protected]
415-864-2600

About Jews for Jesus

The phrase “Jews for Jesus,” began as a simple slogan coined by the media in the early 1970s. Soon, it became the rallying cry of a movement, and Jews for Jesus was founded as an organization in 1973 by Dr. Moishe Rosen. Starting as a small cadre of young Jewish believers in Jesus in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, the organization has expanded globally under the leadership of David Brickner, who has served as executive director since 1996.

The non-profit 501(C)3 organization is governed by a sixteen-member U.S. board of directors and an eight-person executive leadership team, with 240 full-time missionary and administrative staff on board, and over 100 trained volunteers.

Jews for Jesus raises awareness of Jesus as the Jewish Messiah and faith in Jesus as a viable and thriving expression of Jewish life. The organization raises awareness of Jesus as the Jewish Messiah, facilitates Jewish community, and providing spiritual care and local services. Our mission statement is: We relentlessly pursue God’s plan of salvation for the Jewish people.

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Raise Awareness of Jesus as the Jewish Messiah

Because every Jewish person has the right to make up their own mind about Jesus.

jewish community

Facilitate Jewish
Community

Because faith in Jesus is a
viable and thriving expression of Jewish life.

spiritual care

Provide Spiritual Care
and Local Services

Because loving our neighbors is what being Jewish and for Jesus is all about.

Some of Our Current Initiatives

Leadership Profiles

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David Brickner
Executive Director

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Susan Perlman
Chief Partnership Officer

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Dan Sered
Co-Chief Operating Officer

aaron abramson

Aaron Abramson
Co-Chief Operating Officer

Press Resources

Downloadable Images

Use these photos to tell the story of what Jews for Jesus is doing around the world. Permission is granted to use any of these images for any publicity purposes.

Quotes and Soundbites

  • All our staff come from diverse Jewish backgrounds, but we have one thing in common: we all believe Yeshua is the Messiah our prophets foretold.
  • Most Jewish people have never heard about Jesus or his teachings in the original Jewish context—that’s something we seek to change.
  • The word “Christian” simply means “follower of Messiah,” not “Gentile.” We don’t deny being Christians—but just like Jesus and all the first “Christians,” we remain Jewish.
  • We reject the stereotype that Jewish people cannot be followers of Yeshua. We believe that not only can both identities be embraced, but they can enhance one another in a beautiful spiritual harmony.
  • We want our people to have the opportunity to experience the spiritual richness we have found in being 100% Jewish and 100% Christian.
  • We want to have honest conversations with other open-minded Jewish people about issues that deeply affect our people and how these issues relate to Jesus.

For more information or to schedule interviews, contact:
Susan Perlman
[email protected]
Call or text: 415-740-5006

For non-media related inquiries, please email:
[email protected]
415-864-2600