Rebekah “Red Sox” Rood, a New York Branch Children and Youth Minister, updates you on Camp Gilgal East.
We love getting your notes and emails letting us know that you pray through our prayer prompters every month. What a blessing! For the past few years, we have asked prayer for the next generation of Jews for Jesus … every single month. It’s about time we tell you how God has been answering your prayers!
Camp Gilgal Adventure Camps – West, Midwest, and East. August 3 or 4 through August 10: Register today at www.campgilgal.com
Camp Gilgal is our Messianic camp program for Jewish children and youth. This year was our 22nd summer! In July’s issue of RealTime, we shared some of what happened during our junior camps for Jewish children ages 8-12. Since then, we’ve held our teen camps for ages 13-15 and our adventure camps for ages 16-18, […]
Age never seemed to be a factor for Moishe in relating to people; he was never condescending or patronizing with children. One of his goals was that Jews for Jesus have a meaningful ministry to young people,* and he especially wanted us to excel in camp ministry. He would have enjoyed the following reports, and […]
Last June we highlighted Camp Gilgal, the lynchpin of our children’s and youth ministry. As we invest in the next generation of Jewish believers in Jesus, the age range” for our camp ministry tops out with Adventure Camp (though we have other opportunities for young adults). We held our first Adventure Camp in 1999 in […]
This month, the Festival of Pentecost will slip past most Jews and Christians unnoticed; yet it is one of the three most important Festivals in the Old Testament and it marks a pivotal point in the history of Christianity. Allow me to transport you back to that event, and to the day when this festival […]
JOSHUA SOFAER Numerous recent personnel shifts within Jews for Jesus have seen some of our younger leaders taking positions of leadership in our branches. That includes the leadership of our flagship branch in New York City, which passed to Joshua Sofaer following last summer’s Behold Your God finale. Joshua Sofaer was raised in the San […]
Summer outreaches: Larry Dubin will be leading a two-week witnessing campaign in Washington, D.C. the last week of June and first week of July; Amer Olson will be leading a two-week campaign in Chicago during that same time. Shaun Buchhalter will be leading our four-week New York Witnessing Campaign in July, with assistance from Joshua […]
Summer is almost here! It is probably too late for you to join us on our summer witnessing campaign in New York City but please do pray for all those who have chosen to serve the Lord in this way. It’s not too late to take advantage of opportunities for Jewish children and youth. Jews […]
Investing in youth is important all year round, but summer is a great time to show you some of what goes on in our camps. Our camp mission statement is, Raising up new generations of Jewish believers in Messiah” and each year we see children of Jewish believers in Jesus (and sometimes children of unbelievers) […]
We didn’t have enough space last month to print all the encouraging campaign stories from 1999, so thought we’d include a few more to inspire you to pray for this year’s Campaigns. It was Keith Greenberg’s first sortie (tract-passing expedition) of the Campaign and he prayed with three people to receive the Lord! He approached […]
It could be that when Jews for Jesus ceases to exist,it might be said that our Camp Gilgal ministry was our greatest achievement.” Moishe Rosen, August 25, 1995 Camp Gilgal began in 1991 in both California and Pennsylvania. This summer we will be premiering a third camp in Wisconsin. Over 200 Jewish children have attended […]
Jews for Jesus does not minister to anyone under the age of eighteen without parental consent because we must respect parental rights. However, we do have various programs for children. One is in conjunction with our Ingatherings. Every year we conduct a number of these large regional retreats throughout the United States where we minister […]
The theme of Camp Gilgal West, 1993 was the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles. The curriculum was designed to teach the children about this harvest holiday and help them to understand how believers are to love the Lord of the Harvest. Here are some comments and articles from individual campers as they appeared in Camp Gilgal’s […]
Sometimes I think that Jewish believers in Christ enjoy things more than other Christians who are not Jewish. I must admit that this is a biased, stereotyped opinion on my part. I think it stems from my personal culture and experiences of being Jewish and having to live in and cope with a predominantly Gentile […]