As society moves more and more into the digital age, so does the history of Jewish missions! Jews for Jesus staffer Rich Robinson has been overseeing an effort called the Digital Jewish Missions History Project, an online digital library of primary source materials from the history of Jewish evangelism. The site will include all kinds of things you wouldn’t see elsewhere: mission reports newspaper articles, books, conference papers, and photographs from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. Since a variety of Jewish missions will be represented and not just Jews for Jesus, the library has been placed on the site of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism, an umbrella agency for Jewish mission agencies, of which Jews for Jesus is a founding member.

Enter the library to begin exploring the approximately 75 items already on the site.

And we need volunteers! Are you computer savvy or technically minded? Just as many of the best-known online libraries work through a system of volunteers, so here also volunteers are needed. We are looking for people to locate, scan, re-type and proofread material, and we need one or two people knowledgeable enough to offer technical or programming help. See the front page of the library for more details, or contact Rich Robinson for more information.