List of Messianic Jewish organizations

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Messianic Judaism is a syncretic religious movement that arose in the 1960s and 70s. It blends evangelical Christian theology with elements of Jewish terminology and ritual.

Associations of congregations[edit]

Name Formed Focus Current (or last) Leader Headquartered In
Chosen People Ministries 1894 by Leopold Cohn Chosen People Ministries, formerly known as the American Board of Missions to the Jews, is an organization founded in 1894 by Leopold Cohn as the Brownsville Mission to Jews. It purpose is to convince Jews that worship of Jesus is compatible with Judaism. It currently focuses on the production of evangelistic material,[1] geared towards converting Jews and material which links aspects of the Torah as the Passover Seder with Jesus. They also plant Messianic Synagogues throughout the world.[2] Mitch Glaser New York City
Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) 1915 Formerly known as Hebrew Christian Alliance of America, MJAA renamed itself in 1975 to Messianic Jewish Alliance of America to change tactics in evangelism and to coincide with terminology changes in the wider movement.[3] MJAA General secretary Joel Chernoff Springfield, Pennsylvania
International Federation of Messianic Jews[4] 1978 IFMJ claims to be the only association of Messianic Sephardic Jews in the world, with member congregations in Argentina, Brazil, France, Israel, Mexico, and the USA. The website notes they are independent of any Christian organization. Rabbi Haim Levi Tampa, Florida
Messianic Bureau International (MBI) 1994, by David Hargis[5] A Messianic Jewish Association for establishing and chartering congregations and ministries, and training and certifying Messianic rabbis and ministers [2] also mbicanada.cjb.net MRav. Avner Solomon Halifax, NS
Word of Messiah Ministries 1996 Word of Messiah Ministries provides training to develop Messianic leaders for evangelism, disciple making, and congregation planting among the Jewish people around the world. This work results in more and better Messianic congregations, and Messianic leaders in the worldwide Messianic movement.[6] Sam Nadler, President Charlotte, North Carolina
Messianic Israel Alliance[7] 1999 An organization of over 130 Messianic congregations and ministries.
Association of Messianic Congregations (AMC) 2003 The Association of Messianic Congregations provides resources, teaching and fellowship that promote Biblical values, proclaims personal faith in Yeshua as the one Atonement for all humanity, and encourages worship through the diversity of Jewish expressions of faith. It is led by a board of directors.[8] Pete Koziar is the current Vice- President. Ledgewood, New Jersey
Atlantic Messianic Alliance of America (AMAA) [9] 2008 AMAA is a training group and organization that trains and develops Messianic leaders for evangelism. AMAA closely aligns itself with Nazarene Messianic Judaism.
United Messianic Jewish Assembly (UMJA)[10] 2009 A united assembly of congregations pursuing a Messianic Torah centered life. The UMJA is co-led by its Beit Din Spokane, Washington
Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship (SBMF) Messianic Synagogues, Congregations and Fellowships who have chosen to affiliate with the Southern Baptist Convention for mutual support.[11] Rabbi Rick Worshill Bessemer, Alabama
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations[12] Cooperating congregations focused on relational unity of Jews and Gentiles in the Messiah. Russ Resnik, Executive Director Albuquerque, New Mexico

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