Sha'arei Teshuva strengthens Jewish identity through education, awareness, and counseling. We are a Jewish organization that researches cults and religions such as so-called "Jews for Jesus"*, “Messianic Jews”, “Hebrew Christians” and other groups that pose as Jewish and give Christian ministry to Jews. We seek to counter missionary efforts and expose the deceptive proselytizing tactics they use. We proudly work in cooperation with Jews for Judaism and other Jewish organizations across the spectrum of observance to counsel those affected and help them return to their true faith.
"…Except in relations with Christians, the Christ of Christianity is not a Jewish issue. There simply can be no dialogue worthy of the name unless Christians accept — nay, treasure — the fact that Jews through the two millennia of Christianity have had an agenda of their own. There can be no Jewish-Christian dialogue worthy of the name unless one Christian activity is abandoned, missions to the Jews. It must be abandoned, moreover, not as a temporary strategy but in principle, as a bimillennial theological mistake. The cost of that mistake in Christian love and Jewish blood one hesitates to contemplate. …A post-Holocaust Jew can still view Christian attempts to convert Jews as sincere and well intended. But even as such they are no longer acceptable: They have become attempts to do in one way what Hitler did in another."
- Emil Fackenheim
Whether you have been affected directly by missionaries or know of someone who has, we are here for you. We can show the Jewish side of the story and refer you to a Jewish organization or institution that will welcome you back warmly to the fold and gently guide you on your spiritual journey.
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