THE KESHER FORUM | Chicago
For those who live in the Chicago area, join us on the first or second Monday of the month at the Village Church in Northbrook, Illinois for a program related to the Jewish foundations of the Christian faith or building bridges of understanding and friendship with our Jewish neighbors.
Livestreaming is available on our private Facebook group.
If your church, campus ministry or small group is interested in learning more about the Jewish heritage of the Christian faith, the history of Christian antisemitism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or how to better demonstrate the love of God to your Jewish friends and neighbors, we have several presentations and seminars to choose from, including the Passover Experience.
We can also point you to helpful resources and other speakers who can assist you in these areas.
THE PASSOVER EXPERIENCE
An interactive presentation that takes participants through a traditional Passover Seder through the lens of the Jewish sages and the writers of the New Testament.
Participants will gain a greater understanding for Jesus and his teachings within his Jewish context and a deeper appreciation for the relationship between Judaism and Christianity.
HOLY LAND TOURS
Walk through the pages of biblical history as you explore the world of Jesus and the physical foundations of the Christian faith. Justin has led over 20 tours to the Holy Land and would love to take you and your friends on his next journey!
HOPE IN THE HOLY LAND
Bring much needed clarity to your congregation and host a screening of the award-winning film on the Israeli Palestinian conflict – HOPE IN THE HOLY LAND – and invite co-creator and producer, Justin Kron, to answer questions afterwards about his experiences and insights related to this topic that many people in our world today are wanting honest answers to.
"SHOW YOUR KESHER"
Every Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) we encourage you to "Show Your Kesher" to your Jewish friends and neighbors by sending them a greeting card or gift item from Oh! Nuts, which specializes in premium Kosher gift baskets, nuts and dried fruit for the Jewish holidays.
HOPE IN THE HOLY LAND
To follow-up the success of HOPE IN THE HOLY LAND, this forthcoming six-episode docuseries will help viewers dive deeper into understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from those who are living in the midst of it. Each episode will be approximately 20-25 minutes and include never before seen content.
The first episode of the series – Occupation or Liberation? – is currently in production and will eventually be available to watch for free on our film YouTube Channel.
THE BONHOEFFER PLEDGE
In the spirit of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's couragous stand against the Nazis during WWII, we invite you—and every follower of Jesus—to take a pledge to demonstrate God's love to your Jewish friends and neighbors by combating the rampant antisemitism that continues to plague our world today.