Our History

 

75 congregations. 8 countries. 39 years. Explore the history of the UMJC.

 
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Welcome to the Union. 

The Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations is a network of over 75 congregations in 8 countries. Together, we establish and grow Jewish congregations that honor Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel. For nearly 40 years, the Union has provided a venue for mutual support, lively debate, joint activism, and practical leadership development. And we're just getting started. 

 

What is Messianic Judaism?

 
 

Messianic Judaism is a movement of Jewish congregations and groups committed to Yeshua the Messiah that embrace the covenantal responsibility of Jewish life and identity rooted in Torah, expressed in tradition, and renewed and applied in the context of the New Covenant.

 
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We Value:

  • Unity in Diversity

  • Community Relationships

  • Communal Growth

  • Integrity

  • Dignity & Inclusion

 

We Believe:

 
In gracious love, God gave to Israel the holy Torah as a covenantal way of life, and the holy Land of Israel as an inheritance and pledge of the blessing of the World to Come.
 
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Our Team

Staff

Monique Brumbach, Executive Director

Monique Brumbach, Executive Director

Rabbi Russell Resnik, Rabbinic Counsel

Rabbi Russell Resnik, Rabbinic Counsel

Stephanie Escalante, Leadership Development Program Manager

Stephanie Escalante, Leadership Development Program Manager

Executive Committee

(from left to right) UMJC President, Executive Director, Secretary, and Treasurer. Incoming Vice President not pictured. 

(from left to right) UMJC President, Executive Director, Secretary, and Treasurer. Incoming Vice President not pictured. 

Regional Directors

Regional Directors (from left to right): Scott Moore - Mid-Atlantic, Rabbi Steve Stern - West, Rabbi Howard Silverman - Midwest, Rabbi Ira Brawer - Southeast, and Louis Levinson - Northwest. International and Northeast Directors not pictured.

Regional Directors (from left to right): Scott Moore - Mid-Atlantic, Rabbi Steve Stern - West, Rabbi Howard Silverman - Midwest, Rabbi Ira Brawer - Southeast, and Louis Levinson - Northwest. International and Northeast Directors not pictured.

Steering Committee

David & Sonya Wein, Youth Committee Co-Chairs

David & Sonya Wein, Youth Committee Co-Chairs

Brant Boneh, Worship Committee Chair

Brant Boneh, Worship Committee Chair

Rabbi Elliot Klayman, Chair, Judicial Board of Elders

Rabbi Elliot Klayman, Chair, Judicial Board of Elders

Sherry Moore, Conference Committee Chair

Sherry Moore, Conference Committee Chair

Rabbi Barney Kasdan, Credentials Committee Chair

Rabbi Barney Kasdan, Credentials Committee Chair

Merryl Eaton, Sisterhood Committee Chair

Merryl Eaton, Sisterhood Committee Chair

A. Rubinstein, Education Committee Chair

A. Rubinstein, Education Committee Chair

Dr. Jacob Rosenberg, Theology Committee Chair

Dr. Jacob Rosenberg, Theology Committee Chair