Is Jewish Voice a 501(c)3 organization?
Yes, Jewish Voice is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All financial contributions are tax-deductible within limits prescribed by law.
Is Jewish Voice a member of any financial accountability organizations?
Yes! Jewish Voice is proud to be an accredited member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), Charity Navigator and a Guidestar Gold Participant.
How much does Jewish Voice spend on ministry versus administration expenses?
While the ministry and administration expense ratio varies slightly from year to year depending on ministry locations and other factors, Jewish Voice always keeps to the standards of responsible stewardship recommended by the financial accountability organizations of which we are members. We are committed to minimizing fundraising and administrative expenses in order to maximize donated funds toward ministry to our target-communities around the world.
What will my donation support when I give to Jewish Voice Ministries International?
Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI) exists to transform lives and see all Israel saved.
JVMI does this by proclaiming the Gospel to the Jew first, growing the Messianic Jewish community and engaging the Church concerning Israel and the Jewish people. Here are some of the ministry initiatives that your gifts support:
Humanitarian Aid to Struggling Jewish Communities in Africa
“People don’t care what you know until they know that you care,” says JVMI President and CEO Jonathan Bernis. Meeting essential practical needs opens hearts to hearing the Gospel. Jewish Voice conducts Medical Outreaches for the marginalized and persecuted Jewish people in various remote African communities where healthcare is unavailable or unaffordable. While offering free medical, dental and eye care – that restores eyesight, heals wounds and often saves lives – we also offer the Good News of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, providing both physical and spiritual healing.
Help for Holocaust survivors in Israel
Holocaust survivors lived through a nightmare in their childhoods. Many of them in Israel live below the poverty line, struggle with loneliness and are forced to choose between medication and other necessities. Jewish Voice partners with organizations throughout Israel that provide direct aid to Holocaust survivors, meeting essential needs, providing social interaction and sharing the Gospel.
Ministry in Israel
Jewish Voice is honored to work with 85 ministry partners in Israel. These organizations reach deeply into communities throughout Israel, offering practical resources and spiritual guidance. Among our ministry partners are those who offer humanitarian aid, emergency shelter and resources, pro-life assistance, addiction rehabilitation, education and Bible teaching, immigration support, and help for women in crisis. At the heart of these ministries is the mission to spread the Good News that Jesus is the long-awaited Jewish Messiah.
Messianic congregations in Africa
During our more than 20 years of ministry in Africa, Jewish Voice has planted or helped indigenous leadership plant more than 145 locally-led Messianic Jewish congregations. With ongoing support and leadership training from JVMI, these fellowships are grounding Believers in God’s Word and impacting their communities in significant ways through local ministry efforts.
Engaging the Church concerning Israel and the Jewish people
God is not finished with Israel nor has He rejected her as His Chosen People; Israel continues to play a key role in God’s redemptive plan for the world. Understanding the Jewish roots of God’s covenants with the Jewish people enriches one’s faith in Jesus. Jewish Voice engages the Church concerning these things through television, a podcast, print media, digital channels and speaking engagements. We believe that the Church coming into the fullness of this understanding, and of her key role as it relates to the Jewish people, is an essential key to the salvation of all Israel (Romans 11:26).
Can I sell or advertise my books or products through Jewish Voice?
No, we do not offer this service. Our online store includes carefully selected resources that represent our ministry emphasis. We offer books, DVDs and CD teachings by Jewish Voice’s President and CEO, Rabbi Jonathan Bernis, who hosts our weekly television program. Resources also include gift and home décor items, many of which we design ourselves and are exclusive to Jewish Voice as well as books and media by guests on our television program.
How can I get a LifeStraw® for myself?
Currently, we do not offer LifeStraws® for self-purchase. They are available from our gift catalog in which your donation purchases a LifeStraw® for someone in need in the areas where we minister. LifeStraws® are available for individual purchase on the internet through various websites.
If you have additional questions, feel free to call or email us at 800-299-9374 and firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our Partner Services Representatives will be happy to help you.
What if I found an error or don’t agree with something Jewish Voice has said or written?
We take biblical accuracy seriously. If you’ve found that we’ve made an error in representing a Scripture reference or other mistake, first, thank you for paying attention. Next, know that we make every effort to produce mistake-proof content and have a team of editors that checks what we create. If something slipped past us, we apologize. If you’ve found something you disagree with, we understand. Given the sheer number of views, denominations and interpretations of Scripture that exist today, it’s bound to happen. We appreciate your grace. Additionally, we strive to present a Messianic Jewish worldview as we see it in the Scriptures and realize that this may be unfamiliar to a Christian audience and even challenge some beliefs many have been taught. Above all, we encourage our audience to do as Ezra Benjamin, our Vice President of Global Ministry Affairs, says: “Don’t outsource your discernment.” Dive into the Scriptures yourself and trust them more than what any person or organization says. The Bible encourages every Believer to be like the Bereans who searched the Scriptures to verify that what was presented to them was biblical (Acts 17:11). We’re glad you’re doing just that.