About this Alliance

About This Alliance

Timeline

1925:
The Messianic Jewish Alliance of Germany participates as a charter member of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance.

1940s:
The Jewish community in Germany—including Messianic Jews is decimated by World War II.

Mid-1980s:
The German alliance dwindles to the point where it ceases to exist.

Late 1980s:
Russian Jewish refugees migrate to Germany. The Jewish population surges from 30,000 to about 300,000.

1994 to 1995:
The Messianic Jewish movement in Germany begins to resurge.

1997:
The MJGA rejoins the IMJA.

Points of Interest

  • Germany is unique in that its Messianic movement began within the Russian community that immigrated to the country.
  • In recent years, rehabilitation centers have been established for Jewish people struggling with drugs and alcoholism.
  • There are about 40 Messianic Jewish groups in the country.
  • Israelis Jews in increasing numbers have been moving to Germany.
  • New Messianic Jewish congregations are emerging in Germany, and many of the first-time attendees are Jewish and become believers. Pockets of revival continue in different parts of the nation.
  • Messianic believers in Germany have increasingly connected to Israel, with outreaches that clearly testify of their support through humanitarian and other aid and social work.