Locations | Israel | Tel Aviv


Eli Birnbaum

Israel Director

Eli Birnbaum is the Israel Director. Eli Birnbaum has been leading our Children, Youth, and Young Adult team for the last six years and has been overseer of the Moishe Rosen Center since its conception. He is an astute and insightful thinker who has a heart to serve and strategically find ways to minister to people no matter where they spiritually stand in life. Eli came to believe in Yeshua at a very young age, as his father was a pastor. He was born in the U.S. and moved with his family to Israel at the age of seven. Although as a child Eli was indifferent toward his faith, his passion for God was rekindled while attending a summer camp as a teenager. He returned to school, started sharing about the Lord with his friends, and soon became known as the “missionary.” Eli joined Jews for Jesus in 2009, after completing his mandatory military service. He then developed the branch’s ministry to soldiers and youth and helped found our Israeli Massah program, which focuses on reaching young Israelis as they travel through India and South America. He showed great leadership ability early on and was tasked in the planning, designing, and renovating of the Moishe Rosen Center. Upon its completion, Eli was promoted in 2013 to oversee the center and the Children, Youth, and Young Adult department and those who serve there. Eli has his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Open University and is currently in his second year of studies for his MA in Biblical & Theological studies at Western Seminary. He has been married to his wife Shoshana, who also serves with our ministry, since 2011. They have one son and another child on the way.


Dan Sered

Chief Operating Officer

Dan was born in Israel to a secular Jewish family and later relocated to the United States while he was in his teens. Dan attended Stony Brook University in New York where he met Dinah, a Jewish believer in Jesus who showed him how Yeshua (Jesus) fulfilled the prophecies of the Messiah. Dan’s eyes were opened and he committed his life to the Lord. In 1999, Dan & Dinah were married and soon after began serving as missionaries, joining Jews for Jesus and later moving to Israel. In 2006, Dan became the Israel Director of Jews for Jesus, which quickly became the largest branch of the ministry worldwide. In 2018, Dan was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the organization and specifically supervises the day-to-day efforts of the branches in Europe, South Africa, Israel, and Australia. Dan received his M.A. in Ministry and Leadership from Western Seminary and is currently a doctoral student and working on his D. Min. through Dallas Theological Seminary. He is also an adjunct professor at Israel College of the Bible in Netanya and helps to pastor All Nations Church; a vibrant and growing congregation in the Tel Aviv area. Dan & Dinah have 3 children; Yael, Eithan, and Yoav.

Missionaries


Alexander Adelson

Missionary

Alexander has believed in Yeshua since 2004. Alexander live most his life in Israel and he is deeply connected to his land and to the people of Israel. He wants to share his faith with Israelis. Alexander got married with Svetlana in 2011 and their first son was born on January 2014.


Svetlana Adelson

Missionary Trainee

Svetlana is a Missionary in our Tel Aviv Branch. She is married to Alexander who also serves with Jews for Jesus.


Yoel Ben David

Missionary & Trainer

Yoel Ben David has believed in Jesus since July, 2001. Yoel was born in Israel although he was raised in Europe. His mother is Jewish and is from Morocco; his father, who is not Jewish, hails from Scotland. Yoel speaks, reads and writes English, French and Hebrew fluently.


Shoshana Birnbaum

Director of the Moishe Rosen Center

The Rosen Center is an amazing space that has enabled us to bless our neighborhood and live out our faith in public and as meaningful contributors to other people’s lives.We get to celebrate the creativity and freedom we have found in our relationship with God and make ourselves available to share the hope we have in Jesus. Our staff will continue to explore ways in which this space can be used to redeem and bring together, enrich and enable, spiritually and materially.


Chaim Birnbaum

Outreach Worker

Chaim Birnbaum was raised in a Messianic home. His Family moved from the United States to Israel when Chaim was very young. While he received Jesus at an early age, as a teen he was the “wildest” of his siblings. At age eighteen, Chaim repented at an Israeli youth conference and became serious about serving the Lord. Chaim led several youth groups and was involved with ministry in Africa for two and a half months before beginning an internship with Jews for Jesus. He planned and organized a unique outreach from the Moishe Rosen Center in Tel Aviv, inviting graffiti artists to show their art! Chaim is serving with Jews for Jesus on Massah for four years, a discipleship/outreach journey that reaches Israeli trekkers around the world. Chaim’s older brother Eli leads the Jews for Jesus young adult ministry in Israel. Chaim is currently serving in Tel-Aviv as a young adults ad youth leader.


Valery Bolotov

Missionary

Valeriy grew up in a small mining town in the USSR (now Ukraine). The Citizens of the town knew him as an ill-behaved and quite unpredictable person. He had burnt many bridges even with his family. During a time of prayer in a small Evangelic community, where he thought he had come by chance, Valeriy suddenly saw the Calvary and crucified Jesus Christ. The eyes of the Lord were full of suffering and endless love. He decided then to follow Jesus and to turn away from the life he had lived before. He began serving in church, hosting a home group, and reading the Bible at the mine where he worked. Valeriy also had a longing to know about the Jewish roots of his faith, which eventually led him to Jews for Jesus and his heart to share the Gospel. He became a missionary in 1999, and met his wife Tatiana at a Shabbat meeting two years later. In 2015, they moved to Israel where Valeriy continues to serve as the leader of the Russian-Speaking General Missionary Team.



Miriam Borok

Outreach Worker

Miri Dolinsky was born in Russia and grew up in a believing family. Her parents came to faith when she was only a baby. At age 5, she immigrated to Israel with her family and moved to the small city of Nazareth Illit in the north of the country. Her family quickly joined a local Messianic congregation of which they are still a part. Being an immigrant wasn’t easy and often made her feel like an outsider. By age 15, she came to realize that the relationship her parents had with the Lord was not her own, and decided to seek after Yeshua for herself! After coming to faith, God restored her confidence and gave her a new identity in Him. She and her friends even began a prayer group at school. Towards the end of her mandatory military service, Miri heard about Jews for Jesus’ Massah (Journey) program where a team of young believers adventure to India and South America to meet with travelers and share their faith. That year, she was one of the first team member to sign up, and even helped lead a team the following year. Since 2016, Miri has served on our Youth and Young Adult Missionary team at the Moishe Rosen Center where she ministers at a weekly kids club, an inter-congregational youth group, and a Bible Study for soldiers. She loves building personal connections with those she serves and inspiring them in their walk of faith.


Tzachi Danor

Missionary

Tzachi Danor serves as a missionary in Jews for Jesus' Tel Aviv, Israel branch. Tzachi is a native of Akko, Israel, and grew up as his mother's only child, yet part of a large, extended Moroccan Jewish family. After completing his Israeli military service, Tzachi moved to Dallas, Texas. He struck up a friendship with a Messianic Jewish woman who introduced him to many other believers, regular study of the Scriptures and, ultimately, recognition of Y'shua as the promised Jewish Messiah. His mother's illness was the impetus for his return to Israel, this time as a new believer in Y'shua. As his mother recovered, Tzachi became involved with various Messianic ministries in Israel. His love for sharing the good news about salvation in Y'shua with others connected him with like-minded people at Jews for Jesus. Tzachi has been serving with Jews for Jesus in Tel Aviv since 2007 and has participated in twelve Jews for Jesus evangelistic campaigns in Israel, Canada, the UK and South Africa.


Ofer Levy

Missionary

Ofer Levy is a missionary at the Tel Aviv branch of Jews for Jesus. A native Israeli, Ofer has lived and served in Israel, New York, and California. He and his wife, Sarah, have two sons: Ely and Matthew.


Vladimir Mitnitsky

Missionary

Vladimir Mitnitsky was born in Ukraine. At the age of fifteen, he made aliyah to Israel without his parents (his father is Jewish). Although he knew about Jesus, he didn't believe in him as in the promised Messiah. He studied in Yeshiva (religious high school) for three years. There he was challenged by the rabbis to think about the Jewish Messiah who would bring redemption and peace to his people. Although he was taught to do good deeds (mitzvahs), Mitnitsky didn't have peace in his heart.He came to faith in Jesus at the age of twenty after he read prophecies about the Messiah in the Old Testament. He graduated from college with a professional diploma in engineering. But when he volunteered with Jews for Jesus on the streets of New York City and Israel, he felt God's calling to do evangelism to his Jewish people. After participating in four Jews for Jesus witnessing campaigns, three in Israel, Mitnitsky joined the Jews for Jesus staff as a full-time missionary in 2009. He met his wife Yulia during a New York City Summer Witnessing Campaign and they were married in 2010. They welcomed the birth of their first child, Natanel in early 2013.


Sheer Raev

Sheer was born in Canada to a Jewish mother and a Canadian father. Shortly after she was born her mom came to faith in Jesus and her family relocated to Israel. Growing up in a Messianic home she always believed in God but didn’t know what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus. Eventually her family moved back to Canada. During this time and through the guidance of youth leaders, Sheer understood that God was her father and that she could have a personal relationship with him. This is when she accepted Jesus as her Savior. After high school Sheer moved back to Israel and joined the military. During her military service she faced challenges to her faith and almost left her faith. She knew she had to make a decision; either live for God or against Him. Deep in her heart Sheer knew God was real and made a final decision to follow him. A few months after finishing the military service Sheer became an intern with Jews for Jesus’s youth ministry. She knew she wanted to do something meaningful in her life and she really had a passion for youth and children. Sheer now leads weekly Children Bible clubs, summer vacation Bible schools for kids and serves in gospel based events. She loves building personal relationships with the kids she serves, answer questions they have about God and see them grow in their faith.


Avigail Rantanen

Missionary

Avigail was born in Israel. Her father is Israeli and her mother is Finnish (converted to Judaism). Avigail became a believer in Jesus in 2004. Soon Avigail was sharing her faith with others and she felt God calling her to reach her Jewish people. She left Finland and moved to Israel. Avigail participated in several of our outreach events before joining our missionary staff. Avigail is married to Markus and together they have a son.


Tsameret Ridley

Missionary

Tsameret Ridley grew up on a kibbutz in Israel and never thought much about God as a child. Her family was kind, but she never felt loved or accepted for who she was. By age 24, Tsameret was lost and had no plans concerning the future. In 1991, Tsameret met Nigel, a kibbutz volunteer from England and a believer in Yeshua. He shared the Good News with her and had an inner peace that she longed for. After reading the Gospel of John, God opened Tsameret’s eyes to see that Yeshua is the true Jewish Messiah and her personal Savior. Over two decades later, she still lives on the kibbutz, is married to Nigel, and has six children and one granddaughter. Tsameret has always enjoyed sharing how God delivered her from darkness into His light. In 2017, Tsameret began serving with Jews For Jesus, and sharing the Gospel of hope to those who have none. She also aids pregnant women and new mothers through a Crisis Pregnancy Center. Tsameret meets with the women, encourages them to keep their children, assists them before and after the birth, and teaches them God’s Word.


Sahar Sadlovsky

Missionary

Sahar was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. He was born into a traditional Jewish family, but he had a very low view of God. Events and hardships began to soften his heart, however, when, in his late teens, he was exposed to the New Testament and to Jesus. Sahar read about who Jesus was and what He did and could not stay indifferent to His wisdom, His compassion and His love. As a Jew, he never knew who Jesus really was and what God had done through His death and resurrection. After few years, in 2014 Sahar joined a local church in Tel Aviv. Soon after, he realized and was bothered by the fact that there are millions of Jewish people who are exactly like he was, not knowing who Jesus really is because no one told them, neither at home nor in school. Therefore, God called Sahar to join a team of dedicated believers at Jews for Jesus who are eager to relentlessly pursue Jewish evangelism and make Jesus known to his Jewish brothers and sisters. In 2016, he began an internship with the ministry, and two years later, joined the staff. In 2018 Sahar married Maria and they welcomed their firstborn daughter, Thea.


Dinah Sered

Missionary

Dinah is part of the direct evangelism team in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is passionate about studying the bible with others. Not only does she do one one-on-one Bible studies but she also hosts a weekly Hebrew speaking Bible study in her home. Dinah leads worship at her local congregation. She coordinates local events such as the ladies’ tea, clothing exchange, women’s Bible study and others! She is currently taking classes through Western Seminary for Masters of Arts with a focus on Pastoral Care for w/Women.


Boris Skvortsov

Outreach Worker

I grew up in a believing household; my parents came to faith when I was 6 years old. My step-dad started visiting a congregation in Beer Sheva (south of Israel) and accepted Yeshua as his savior. Not long afterwards my mum came to faith as well. I grew up in a congregation called ‘Grace and Truth’ and was part of the youth group, went to conferences in the summer and acted like a believer. Although I knew from an early age that God had His hand on my life, I was never willing to accept Christ into my heart. I felt that giving God my life was an irreversible step and I wasn’t ready to totally commit to Him. I was sitting on the fence trying to benefit from God and from the world. At the age of 16 I started practicing music and at 17 formed a rock band. I loved being on a stage, playing and singing for my ego and my own “glory”. At the same time, I was also part of the worship team in church. I felt like I was serving two lords; God and myself, mainly myself. A time came when God touched my heart, I couldn’t do it any longer. I decided to put all my talents, all my capabilities, all that I am into God’s hands. I gave it all to Jesus, asking him to be my Lord, repenting of my pride and sin. I accepted Jesus as my Messiah giving him all that I am and decided to live my life building His kingdom – not mine. I honorably discharged from the army in 2012 with a thirst for God’s word. There was a hunger to get to know Him more, spend time with Him and enjoy Him. I opted to serve and study at the “Shelter” Eilat, then did a 3-month discipleship program, where I met my beautiful future wife, Gefen who I married in 2014. Shortly afterwards I went on an outreach program with Jews for Jesus to India and started working with JFJ in the young adults ministry, evangelizing at cultural events and on the streets of Tel – Aviv, sharing the good news about Yeshua.


Gefen Skvortsov

Outreach Worker

Gefen grew up in a believing home in Israel. When she was 14 years old, Gefen accepted Yeshua as her savior, but struggled with her faith during high school and military service. After finishing the army, she renewed her relationship with the Lord and participated in a 3 month discipleship program, where she also met her future husband Boris. In 2013, Gefen joined the staff of Jews for Jesus as part of the Youth and Young Adult Missionary team; helping to host events at the Moishe Rosen Center and to lead weekly meetings for women, youth, and soldiers. Over the last few summers, she has also been a part of training and sometimes leading our Massah teams, where groups of young messianic believers travel to India to share the gospel with Israeli backpackers. Because of her faith struggles as a young adolescent, Gefen truly has a heart to minister and disciple teenage girls, soldiers and young women.


Danielle Stavi

Missionary

Danielle Stavi was born in Israel to a believing family and grew up not far from Jerusalem. At the age of 16, she went through a trying time, and understood that she didn’t really know the Lord. Danielle knew about God and what He desired of her, yet followed her own path. In 2009, at an army preparation conference, organized by believers, Danielle realized that a life without God wasn’t worth living. She understood that He couldn’t be reached through her deeds, but only through the sacrifice made by Jesus. Suddenly, God filled her emptiness with joy, and even gave her boldness to share regularly about Him during her two years of army service. Danielle then participated in an intensive discipleship course before earning her B.A. in Social Work at Hebrew University. During the summer breaks, in the midst of her studies, she joined Jews for Jesus’ Massah (Journey) program where a team of young believers adventure to India and South America to meet with travelers and share their faith. In 2016, Danielle officially began working for our Youth and Young Adult ministry at the Moishe Rosen Center where she coordinates our Massah efforts, works with youth in Jerusalem, and assists with events at the center. No matter where she is serving, Danielle desires to help others have a deeper revelation of who God is and to be bold in proclaiming Him as Lord of their lives.