Israel Trips

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.

IBJM offers different ways to visit Israel:

Annual Israel Tour 

An organized 11-day tour is available to all each year. An extensive tour of the Biblical sites is included as well as an opportunity to visit one of our church plants in Israel and to serve at the humanitarian aid ministry of Project Nehemiah.

Event Details:
Dates: March 9-19, 2020
Price: To be determined.

Student Internships in Israel

One to three month internships are available in the Holy Land for Bible College students with our church planting workers and with Project Nehemiah.  Complete and submit the online application.  Attending the Four Day Focus on Jewish Missions is a prerequisite for any internship.

Please contact our office and speak with Mrs. Jennifer Bennecke for more detailed information.

Support the Ministry

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.


About IBJM

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.

Contact Us

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

Mailing Address
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,, for additional details.

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