The International Board of Jewish Missions was founded in 1949 by Dr. Jacob Gartenhaus. Brought up in an Orthodox Jewish home in Austria, he moved to New York City in his early twenties where he trusted Jesus as Messiah and Savior after reading Isaiah 53. God led Gartenhaus to become an ambassador to his own people, establishing the IBJM ministry.
IBJM provides individuals, missionaries, pastors, and congregations with a variety of evangelistic training resources, tools, and skills so that they might be better equipped to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to both the Jew and the Gentile (Romans 1:16).
IBJM is a multi-faceted worldwide mission organization that reaches out specifically to God’s chosen people, the Jews. Most of our ministries are designed to help our current missionaries reach Jewish people, and enlist and train new missionaries to further the work of Christ.
Since 1971, IBJM has sponsored trips to the Holy Land. Tour costs are competitive and include airfare, fine hotel accommodations, delicious Israeli meals, modern air-conditioned motor coaches and the daily services of a competent, Israeli driver and a English-speaking, Israeli guide.
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Jewish Evangelism Training
IBJM offers practical training and information for those desiring to witness to Jewish friends and contacts through the local church and abroad.
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The ultimate purpose of IBJM is to bring the Jewish people in direct contact with the truth of the gospel. Help IBJM fulfill our purpose by supporting the ministry financially.
IBJM was founded in 1949 by Dr. Jacob Gartenhaus. Brought up in an Orthodox Jewish home in Austria, he moved to New York City in his early twenties where he trusted Jesus as Messiah and Savior after reading Isaiah 53.
Persecuted and beaten by friends and forsaken by his family, the young Gartenhaus was led by God to become an ambassador to his own people, establishing the IBJM ministry.
Phone: (423) 876-8150
Fax: (423) 876-8156
Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Physical Address (Museum & Events)
5106 Genesis Lane
Hixson, TN 37343
PO Box 1386
Hixson, TN 37343
Ministry Partner: Shepherd's Bethel
Shepherd's Bethel provides missionary lodging, up to three years for those on deputation, one year for those on furlough, and their units are also available for short stays of just one night up to several weeks for missionaries who are traveling. Contact Director Michael Weiss at (812) 936-9648. Consult their website, shepherdsbethel.org, for additional details.