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We are Believers in Jesus committed to showing His love and sharing the life-changing message of the Messiah with Jewish people.

Leadership Team

Jonathan Bernis

President and CEO

Ezra Benjamin

VP of Global Ministry Affairs

Ellen Nevitt


Kent Shoot


Troy Wallace

VP of Congregation and Leadership Development

Interested in working at Jewish Voice?

Working at Jewish Voice is different. Here's why.

Many organizations offer humanitarian aid in the name of Jesus, while others share the Gospel. Some even focus on Jewish people. But Jewish Voice is one of the few ministries doing both: reaching Jewish people with both humanitarian aid and the all-important message of the Gospel.

We hear it over and over: Two of the best things about working at Jewish Voice are ministering to Jewish people and working with amazing people who love the Lord.

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Our History

  1. January 1967
    Louis Kaplan founds Jewish Voice Broadcasts (JVB) in Phoenix, Arizona, airing a weekly radio program to reach Jewish people with the Gospel
    More About our Founder
  2. June 1967
    Jerusalem is united under Israeli rule for the first time in nearly 2,000 years. Interest in the Jewish roots of Christianity soars.
  3. March 1978
    Jewish Voice Broadcasts begins a weekly television show.
  4. 1984
    24-year-old Jonathan Bernis founds Messianic Congregation Shema Yisrael in Rochester, New York
    More About Jonathan Bernis
  5. May 1990
    Jonathan Bernis leads a ministry tour to the Soviet Union and founds Hear O Israel Ministries (HOIM).
  6. May 1993
    HOIM conducts its first large-scale festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. More than 3,000 people, most of them Jewish, accept Jesus as Messiah.
  7. Mid 1990s
    Jonathan Bernis appears on the JVB television show. HOIM Festivals continue reaching thousands of Jewish people around the world.
  8. 1999
    JVB founder Louis Kaplan passes away, and Jonathan Bernis is asked to head the ministry together with HOIM.
  9. 1999
    HOIM conducts a Medical Outreach to poverty-stricken Beta Abraham Jewish people in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  10. 2001
    JVB and HOIM merge to become Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI).
  11. 2006
    JVMI conducts two Medical Outreaches in Ethiopia, shaping a new ministry platform for meeting needs and sharing the Gospel.
  12. 2012
    JVMI’s first Outreach in Zimbabwe launches an explosion of new Believers, leaders, and congregations among the Lemba Jewish people.
  13. 2017
    Jewish Voice celebrates its 50th anniversary.
  14. Today
    Jewish Voice continues sharing the Gospel with Jewish people, by providing urgently needed humanitarian aid, along with planting Messianic congregations and educating Believers about the Jewish roots of faith in Jesus.

We aren’t stopping here, there’s more to come as we continue to work toward the vision of seeing all Israel saved.

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