discipleship

Our staff are hard at work raising up the next generation of Jewish believers
July 13, 2016

Rebekah “Red Sox” Rood, a New York Branch Children and Youth Minister, updates you on Camp Gilgal East.

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Prodigals Do Come Home
April 21, 2015

If your heart has ever been broken over a young person who wandered away from the faith and is now living as though God does not exist, we hope this encourages you!

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Next generation: praise and prayer request
December 18, 2013

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!

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Something New …
January 1, 2012

Jews for Jesus’ new Creative Arts Discipleship and Evangelism Training program (CADET) is an intensive eight-month program for developing a community of Jewish believing artists committed to a lifestyle of biblical discipleship and Messianic witness. This unique opportunity is designed to help a select group of people (Jewish believing artists aged 18-28) deepen their relationships…

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Wonder What You Can Do with the Wonderbook?
July 1, 2011

Book Title: The Wonder Book: Answers to Kids’ Questions Author: Child Evangelism Fellowship Date Published: 2000 Publisher: CEF Press ISBN: 978-1559760249 Reviewer: Jews for Jesus Scores of books on evangelism are available, but little has been written that presents the gospel to Jewish children. There are not many materials on the market for Jewish children…

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Moishe Knew the Value of Children’s Ministry…
July 1, 2010
Author: Liz Goldstein

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…

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Seeking Wisdom
October 1, 2009

Has God given you an opportunity or situation that made you realize just how much you need His wisdom? Becoming the executive director of Jews for Jesus has made me keenly aware of my need for godly wisdom.  When people ask how they might pray for me I always request prayer for wisdom.  I count…

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A New Outlook
April 1, 2009
Author: Lynn McCoy

I met Paula a couple of years ago at our Passover banquet. She came as the guest of her Christian friend, Jennifer, who had witnessed to Paula over the years. Jennifer had attended many of our events and felt that we would be able to help Paula get to the next step in her faith…

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L’Dor v’dor: From Generation to Generation, Loving the Jewish People
November 1, 2008

“My mother taught me to love the Jewish people; she always reminded me that the Jews are God’s chosen. That is why I love Jews for Jesus and support what you guys are doing.” We hear this over and over from friends who speak, often with a note of wistful recollection, of a loved one…

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Passing It On Camp Style
June 1, 2008
Author: Matt Friedman

Camp Gilgal, the Jews for Jesus summer camp, was started in 1991 to provide a way for Jewish children, (most of whom are from believing families), to grow together in their own faith and identities as Jewish believers in the Messiah. There are three Camp Gilgal locations in the U.S., (East, West and Midwest) and…

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Virtual Disciples
November 8, 2007

It was a communication breakdown. MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, Photobucket, Skype, AIM, personal websites, e-mails—unavailable. All we could do was relate to . . . each other. Mere miles would not have hindered access to family and friends—but between our schedule, a computer shortage and the expense of overseas phone calls, the usual flow of electronic…

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The Making of a Trainer
October 3, 2007

Many of you have met a Jews for Jesus missionary who spoke with confidence at a local church, or maybe you’ve met one of us handing out our gospel broadsides on a street corner. Did you ever wonder what it takes for a missionary to speak confidently, and (we hope) be a proficient evangelist? It…

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Leadership: Passing It On
May 1, 2007
Author: Joshua Sofaer

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…

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Be a Mensch: Mentor a Younger Person!
August 1, 2000
Topics: discipleship

An anonymous sage once said, When you find a turtle on a fence post, the one thing you know for certain is that he didn’t get there by himself.” Anyone who has benefited from the mentoring process can tell you that someone went out of their way to invest in him or her. A mentor…

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How Shall We Then Write?

One of my favorite college assignments came in a Children’s Literature class at San Francisco State University, when my professor asked us to read 100 assorted story and picture books. I spent several delightful Saturday afternoons in the public library, enmeshed in the mischievous mishaps of Curious George and fearless little Miss Madeline. Those were…

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Story of a Russian Israeli
July 1, 1999

It used to be that my life would begin each Friday at noon. That was when my last class was over and I was free to do what was then most important to me: find the hevreh” (gang, group of friends) and plan our weekend. We all wanted to have as good a time as…

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A Daily Reminder
June 1, 1998
Author: Peter Rice

Sometimes I reminisce about people I’ve had an opportunity to minister to, and I wonder how their spiritual journey is going. I’ve been in Washington for almost ten years, and many whom I’ve helped lead to faith have since moved away. Some-times God brings us into people’s lives for a brief season, but sometimes ministry…

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Does Your Mother Know You’re Doing This?
May 1, 1998
Author: Josh Sofaer

For those of us who have handed out tracts with Jews for Jesus, we’ve all heard it—in fact, we almost come to expect it. A person is walking down the street, their eyes focused on where they’re headed. They see us, their eyes close a bit. They don’t look too happy, because they’ve just seen…

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Camp Gilgal and the Next Generation in Messiah

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…

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Project Joshua: A Little Known Outreach of Jews for Jesus
April 1, 1998
Author: Stephen Katz

Why Project Joshua? We wanted a vehicle to train Jewish Christian college students in evangelism, get them excited about their roots and acquaint them with the land and the people of Israel. Project Joshua enables us to select fifteen bright and highly motivated Jewish Christian college students to do just that. Our two week program…

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An Old Command
January 1, 1998
Author: Stephen Katz

Havurah. It’s a good title for a messianic publication, don’t you think? After all, the word means company, band or group.” In fact, in Hebrew, the root of the word is used to make other words like “join together, friend, member, society, partner and gang.” We who are Jewish and believe in Yeshua belong to…

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Mishpochah Matters: Speaking Frankly to God’s People
September 1, 1997
Author: Murray Tilles

Book Title: Mishpochah Matters: Speaking Frankly to God’s People Author: David Brickner Date Published: June 1996 Publisher: Purple Pomegranate Productions Genre: 1. Religious Studies2. Religion & Spirituality ISBN: 978-1881022244 Reviewer: Murray Tilles Review Date: Sep 1, 1997 “Who am I?” “What am I?” “Where do I go from here?” These are questions common to new…

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Walk About Zion
June 1, 1995
Topics: discipleship

Walk about Zion, and go all around her. Count her towers; mark well her bulwarks; consider her palaces; that you may tell it to the generation following. For this is God, our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death.” (Psalm 48:12-14) Recently it was my privilege to conduct an Israel…

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Yeshua Loves the Little Children
June 1, 1994
Author: Rob Wertheim

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…

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The Trouble You Need
January 1, 1987
Author: Moishe Rosen

I have a New Year’s greeting for all my friends—one I know they will not receive from anyone else: In this coming year may you have as much joy, prosperity and happiness as you can contain, and may you have only enough trouble to produce in you the quality of life God desires. That may…

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Following Yeshua
July 1, 1985
Author: Dan Strull

Book Title: Following Yeshua Author: Ruth Rosen Reviewer: Dan Strull New believers in Yeshua often face a bewildering array of questions about their new faith—and may not know where to turn for answers. Author Ruth Rosen has written an effective discipleship manual particularly suited for new Jewish believers in Jesus, called Following Yeshua. This attractive…

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