Jacob Fruchtman is a missionary with Jews for Jesus in New York City. He was raised in South Florida in a Messianic and Christian home by Jewish parents. He served in the US Air Force for four years, including three tours to the Middle East. He attended Western Carolina University and achieved two bachelor of science degrees: one in history and one in social science education. Jacob managed restaurants while studying and served in public education in Florida and North Carolina for 11 years and taught high school AP (Advanced Placement) courses, IB (International Baccalaureate), and AICE (Cambridge Assessment international Education). His identity has always been deeply connected to being Jewish, but recognizing Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah was foundational in understanding that identity. The Lord used this to plant a deep passion in Jacob to connect other Jewish people to Yeshua and to make disciples. During his time with Jews for Jesus, Jacob has been a trainee and a community outreach worker serving key audiences in the greater New York City area. Jacob is married to his best friend, Autumn, and they have a daughter named Eden who brings joy to everyone she meets.