The Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), founded in 1915, is the largest association of Messianic Jewish and non-Jewish believers in Yeshua (Jesus) in the world. Its purpose is threefold:
- To testify to the large and growing number of Jewish people who believe that Yeshua (Hebrew for Jesus) is the promised Jewish Messiah and Savior of the world
- To bring together Jewish and non-Jewish people who have a shared vision for Jewish revival
- And, most importantly, to introduce our Jewish brothers and sisters to the Jewish Messiah Yeshua
Why is this necessary? For many centuries the Jewish people have frequently suffered at the hands of those calling themselves followers of Jesus. At the same time, the “Good News” or Gospel of Yeshua was often presented without mention of this Gospel’s roots in God’s relationship with His Jewish people throughout Scripture, and His promise of salvation through the Jewish Messiah.
These factors lead many Jewish people to assume that to follow Yeshua is to leave the faith of their fathers and become non-Jewish. The MJAA has worked to combat this misperception for almost a century.
Most MJAA members attend independent Messianic Jewish congregations and synagogues. The MJAA is also affiliated with Messianic Jewish alliances in fifteen countries, including Israel.