In 1948 Israel became a nation. From that point on, Jews from countries in Europe, the Middle East, and around the world, have migrated to Israel. From 1948-1992, over 2 million people immigrated to Israel. Among the Jews who migrated to Israel a large majority of them were Russian Jews . There are now approximately 463,000 Russian Jews living in Israel. The remaining 265,000 reside in Russia or the United States. Most Jews living in Israel speak Hebrew, but the Russian Jews continue to speak Russian. Today’s Judaism is a Rabbinic Judaism which places emphasis on Torah study and hosts their meetings in the synagogue.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
Jacob’s Hope is an AGWM international ministry whose focus is on reaching the Jewish people. Jacob’s Hope has a team specifically for reaching Jews in Russian-speaking regions, such as Russia, Israel, and Ukraine.
Visit Jacob’s Hope to get involved in reaching Russian Jews in Israel.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
John Wesley said, “Prayer is where the action is.” The primary solution to reaching the lost is prayer. Eurasia Community has a prayer initiative for the nations called Pray4Nations. The purpose is to equip and engage believers to intercede for the lost in all nations.
Visit Pray4Eurasia to get involved in prayer community, a prayer challenge, or in a Year4Eurasia.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
- There are few Christians in Israel, and most Jews have not heard the gospel. Pray believers around the world will follow God’s leading to reach the lost ones in Israel.
- Pray for ministries like Jacob’s Hope who desire to see the children of Jacob know the truth of Jesus.
- Pray that churches may be planted and that ministries may thoughtfully and creatively reach out to Russian Jews.
Interested in more opportunities? Visit the Wide Open website.