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Messianic Jewish Alliance of America

The Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) was founded in 1915 as the Hebrew Christian Alliance of America.[1]

History

The Hebrew Christian Alliance of America began in the early 19th century as missions by Hebrew Christians to other Jews. Various independent efforts were united at the Hebrew Christian Alliance of the United States in 1905, in partnership with Hebrew Christian Alliances of other countries, most notably the Hebrew Christian Alliance of Great Britain founded by Rev. Carl Schwartz 1866.

Previous efforts in North America

The Hebrew Christian Prayer Union consisted mostly of women who were Jews who had converted to Christianity and who met for prayer. The organization was under the sponsorship of Rev. Philip Milledoler of the Reformed Dutch Church. Their efforts led to the formation in December 1816 of the first American Christian mission to Jews, which was incorporated on April 14, 1820 as the American Society for Meliorating the Condition of the Jews. There were, however, few Jews in the US at the time, and the organization was run by Christian leaders of a variety of denominations. A number of scandals weakened the organization, and it ceased to exist in 1867.[2]

The American group was unrelated to the Hebrew Christian Prayer Union in London founded by Rev. Henry Aaron Stern in 1882, and later merged with the Hebrew Christian Alliance of Rev. Carl Schwartz.

International Messianic Jewish Alliance

The International Messianic Jewish Alliance follows on from the International Hebrew Christian Alliance between the Hebrew Christian Alliance of Great Britain and that of America.

See also

References

  1. ^ Hocken, Peter (2009). "The Challenges of the Pentecostal, Charismatic and Messianic Jewish Movements". books.google.co.uk.  
  2. ^ REV. LOUIS MEYER, 'HEBREW-CHRISTIAN BROTHERHOODS, UNIONS, AND ALLIANCES OF THE PAST AND PRESENT. - An address delivered at the Hebrew-Christian Conference, Mountain Lake Park, Md., July 28–30, 1903.' in ' MINUTES OF THE FIRST Hebrew-Christian Conference OF THE United States. HELD AT Mountain Lake Park, Md. JULY 28-30, 1903'. Page 23.

External links

  • Messianic Jewish Alliance of America.
  • Young Messianic Jewish Alliance
  • MJAA Messianic Conferences
  • The Joseph Project - Humanitarian aid to Israel.
  • International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues - Congregation directory.
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