People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Jew, Israeli of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 244,942

ROP3 Code: 104088
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Jews
People Cluster: Jews
Language: Hebrew - (heb)
Religion: Ethnic Religions - Judaism
Country of Origin: Israel

Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 36,720

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 18,885

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 12,299

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 7,625

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 5,148

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Brief Profile

The Israeli Jews, also known as Jewish Israelis, are an ethno-religious people group and are ethnic Jews who have direct or ancestry origins from Israel. The majority of Israeli Jews still have strong ties with Israel.

They commonly speak Hebrew at home while at the same time are fluent in English.

They often are business savy, well-educated, and are often in the forefront publicly influencing larger metro area politics. Marrying outside Judaism is frowned upon and in many cases results in being ostracizes family ties. To marry outside requires converting to Judaism.

Their ethnic identity is tied to their religious identity and vice versa. In other words, to be Israeli Jew means to adhere to Judaism. However, they adhere to many different branches of Judaism: to name a few, Reformed Judaism, Orthodox Judaism, etc.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will send laborers to live among, become friends with, and exemplify through word and deed that Jesus Christ is the Messiah for all peoples.
  • Pray God will enlighten the hearts and minds, plus remove social, cultural, and religious barriers among Israeli Jews that prevent them from understanding Christianity and Jesus Christ.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - Hebrew
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesQueensNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY36,720
United StatesLos AngelesLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA18,885
United StatesPlantationMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL12,299
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON7,625
United StatesSkokieChicago-Naperville-ElginIL5,148
United StatesNewtonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA4,300
United StatesSunnyvaleSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA3,480
United StatesBerkeleySan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA3,443
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX2,178
United StatesBala CynwydPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA1,952
United StatesLas VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV1,765
United StatesGreenvilleDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX1,605
United StatesRedmondSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA1,305
United StatesDenverDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO1,300
United StatesSan DiegoSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA1,246
United StatesRiversideRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA1,183
United StatesBaltBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD826
United StatesThousand OaksOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA781
United StatesWashougalPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroWA732
United StatesTampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL683
United StatesStamfordBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT611
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC500
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX400
United StatesNew HavenNew Haven-MilfordCT394
United StatesCinCincinnati-MiddletownOH371
United StatesPittsPittsburghPA364
United StatesWestfieldIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN320
United StatesHonoluluHonoluluHI267
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX258
United StatesPittsfordRochesterNY229

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