Our Stories

We come from different Jewish backgrounds, but we have one thing in common: we all believe Yeshua is the redeemer our prophets foretold. Two thousand years ago, many Jewish people believed Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah. Today, there are still Jews who agree. Here are some of our stories.

How I Googled My Way to God
February 19, 2019

I googled “Christianity” and found the New Testament in Hebrew. I expected it to be an anti-Semitic book with stories about Santa Claus! But in the first pages, the Gospel of Matthew, I read the genealogy of Jesus and saw all these Hebrew names. It felt so familiar.

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Jay Sekulow: How a Jewish Lawyer from Brooklyn Came to Believe in Jesus
February 1, 2019
Author: Jay Sekulow

I kept looking for a traditional Jewish explanation that would satisfy, but found none. The only plausible explanation seemed to be Jesus.

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You Don’t Need a PhD to Figure Out this Equation: Ziggy Rogoff’s Story
January 1, 2019

My life’s two passions have been mathematics and being Jewish. I viewed life as one big equation and was always looking for its solution! So how does Jewish boy + a traditional Jewish education + mathematics PhD = believer in Jesus?

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Why Ruth, a holocaust survivor, found hope in Jesus
December 2, 2018
Author: Ruth Horak

I realized that Jesus had never been anything else but a Jew, and I accepted Him into my life. Today I am very outspoken about my faith. After surviving Auschwitz, what do I have to lose?

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Meet Aaron Abramson
November 1, 2018
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I was spiritually dry, and found myself seeking answers in an Orthodox Yeshivah. Within eight or nine months, I was completely fed up and confused. I left feeling empty. The God I had once believed in seemed far away, if He even existed.

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From Iran to Tehrangeles: Five Generations of Jewish Faith in Jesus
October 22, 2018

Jewish faith in Jesus was handed down from generation to generation on both sides of my family, so my parents are Jewish Iranian believers in Jesus.

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How Dan Sered, an Israeli, Found Love and Messiah at the Same Time
September 10, 2018
Author: Dan Sered

She told me that Yeshua is the Hebrew name for Jesus. As soon as I heard that, it made perfect sense to me. Yeshua in Hebrew means “salvation.” Now if Jesus is salvation, I reasoned, it may be that He is the Messiah and I would not have to wait anymore.

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I Applied the Scientific Method to the New Testament
August 13, 2018

I was trained in the scientific method, yet I had judged the New Testament without having read it. What kind of scientific method was that? So I took the book home and began reading it eagerly and with an open mind. It was not anti-Semitic – in fact, it was very Jewish.

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Jesus was Very Cool!
July 1, 2018

It was at that moment I remembered tearing Jews for Jesus posters off of a telephone pole years before. I had told my friend these people were liars, that you can’t be Jewish and believe in Jesus.

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A Hasidic Couple Encounters their Messiah
June 1, 2018

I felt I hadn’t found what I was looking for. Something was wrong. I thought that if I could find a combination of New Age and Judaism, my search would be over.

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Unlearning Christian anti-Semitism: Orthodox Jew from the Bronx breaks family tradition and goes to Bible School
May 2, 2018

When I realized he was trying to push Jesus on me, I threw him out of my house and told him never to speak to me again.

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Orthodox Jew finds Jesus! How God Poured out His Love to Me… in a Cup of Coffee!
April 1, 2018
Author: Aden Friedman

Throughout my life and in Yeshiva, I had been taught that the Messiah who would come and redeem Israel would be from the line of King David. I asked God to give me a sign that would answer my questions and point me in the direction I needed to go in life.

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Why Yoel stole a New Testament from the Israeli Defense Forces, and decided to follow Jesus.
March 1, 2018
Topics: our stories

I said, “God, if you’re real, show up.” And before me I saw the face of Jesus! I looked at it and I felt a presence in my room; and I felt afraid. I saw a clear vision of God—and ignored it.

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Jack Sternberg: A Jewish Oncologist’s Story
February 1, 2018

“Knowing Jesus has changed every area of my life, not the least of which is my professional life. I am a full-time private practicing medical oncologist. My relationship with the living God gives my life meaning and fulfillment. It brings contentment, despite the painful realities of life and death.”

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How a 30-Year Search for Truth Brought Deb to Jesus
January 1, 2018
Author: Deb Dubin

I had so many questions like “why is there one God for the Gentiles and another God for the Jews?”

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How a Jewish girl discovered her Messiah through Christmas
December 1, 2017
Author: Ceil Rosen

Ceil Rosen, wife of Jews for Jesus founder, Moishe, had a unique Christmas experience, leading her to consider Jesus seriously as the alternative to religious Judaism or atheism.

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How a Jewish kid with an Irish name found his Messiah – Ron Mcdevitt’s story
October 1, 2017
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How a Jewish kid with an Irish name found his Messiah – Ron Mcdevitt’s story Hi, my name is Ron Mcdevitt. I’m a Jewish believer in Jesus Christ. I was born in New York City. My mother and father are both Jewish. My father’s family was living in...

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Stan Meyer’s Story
August 18, 2017
Author: Stan Meyer

Stan Meyer's Story Should I admit to my Orthodox Jewish friends that I was a secret believer in Jesus? Perhaps I hoped they would challenge my belief. After all, life would be simpler if I did not believe in Jesus. But my experience with Orthodox Judaism pointed me...

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Why Melissa chose to believe in Jesus for herself, and not for her parents
June 1, 2017

Melissa Weinisch was born to Messianic parents. Melissa accepted Jesus as the Messiah at age five for herself and not just for her parents. This article and video share Melissa’s journey of not just being a believer in Jesus but rather being pursuer of God, seeking Him with all of her body, soul, and spirit.

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Why David Started His Journey of Faith as a Young Child
April 2, 2017
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Author: David Minsky

This Israeli young man grew up with all the right information, but truly discovered God’s presence after his IDF service. Watch David Minsky’s story here.

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Why Jesus - Julia Pascoe

Why Julia changed her mind about “Jesus not being for us.”
March 1, 2017
Topics: our stories
Author: Julia Pascoe

London born and bred, Julia first served with Jews For Jesus as a volunteer, playing guitar at special events such as our annual Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) service. She came on staff in 2003, serving as an outreach worker, sharing the Gospel with many Jewish...

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Why Robyn did not want to believe in Jesus.
January 1, 2017
Topics: our stories
Author: Robyn Wilk

My Mother KNOWS I’m Doing This. My mother and father are both Jewish, both from the East Coast, and both had aspirations for me, their daughter, which I am sure did not include handing out pamphlets about Yeshua (Jesus). For that matter, handing out pamphlets about...

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Why Laura’s faith stuck, and while delving deeper into her Jewish heritage, she still decided to follow Jesus.
November 1, 2016
Topics: our stories
Author: Laura Barron

Laura Barron spent her childhood years in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Rye, New York.  Her father was a doctor and her mother was a teacher.  Her parents grew up in a tight-knit Jewish community in Dayton, Ohio and had known each other from school. While this could...

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Knock, Knock! Who’s There?
September 28, 2016

How did this Jewish woman come to faith in Jesus though a knock-knock joke? Read Laurie’s story…

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Steffi Geiser Rubin’s Story
June 15, 2015

Steffi Geiser Rubin was commissioned by Jews for Jesus to create the art for “Multitudes.” Originally from the Bronx, Steffi grew up with a strong Jewish background. In January of 1971 she encountered a man named Moishe Rosen at a Bible study on the UC Berkeley...

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Shout Out | Jack Sternberg | A Fellow Physician Began Attending Church – and He was Jewish
January 6, 2014

Shout Out | Jack Sternberg | A Fellow Physician Began Attending Church - and He was Jewish This is the story of Dr. Jack Sternberg. Check out more of Jack’s story! Dr. Jack Sternberg, oncologist: “Undaunted, I visited with rabbis, hoping they could show me...

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