Our History

Founded in 1915, the MJAA is the largest organization representing the Messianic Jewish community in the world today.

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.

For more information see Messianic Judaism and Statement of Faith.

Joseph Project

Since its establishment in 2000, Joseph Project has distributed over $100 million in humanitarian aid to Israel's neediest populations

MJAA Ethiopia Relief

Bringing life-saving assistance to the "Betta Israel", the Jews of Ethiopia

MJAA Israel Forest Relief

The Messianic Israel Forest Project was created to restore Israel’s lush and fruitful forests in response to the many thousands of acres devastated and to further beautify the Land of Israel.