The increased aggressiveness of certain missionary Christian groups around the country is a matter of growing concern for the Jewish community.  Utilizing misleading practices, some of these groups misrepresent themselves as Jews in an effort to enhance their proselytizing efforts.

Jewish organizations and community centers have been frequent foci of these groups, as have college campuses.  Particularly disturbing have been efforts to convert vulnerable populations, including recent immigrants, youth, and the elderly in nursing homes.  

The leadership of each major stream of Judaism – Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, and Reform – have publicly and unequivocally rejected the “Hebrew-Christian” movement’s claim to be a form of Judaism, and have objected to their disguised effort to proselytize and convert Jews. 


The community relations field should:


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