Engage with Us in the Land

  • Tours With a Purpose

    Tours With a Purpose

    Following the traumatic effects of the current round of fighting in the Gaza Strip, we are blessed to host our new “Tour With Purpose” program, offering you the chance to make a meaningful impact.

  • Shoresh Study Tours

    Shoresh Study Tours

    With our in-depth Bible teaching and qualified tour guides, you’ll discover more about the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith than ever before – right in the place where it all happened.

  • The Mercy Fund

    The Mercy Fund

    From its beginning in 1838, Christ Church has been committed to helping the poor and sick in Jerusalem and surrounding lands. Our work continues to this very day – will you partner with us?

  • Heritage Centres

    Heritage Centres

    At CMJ Israel’s Heritage Centres we preserve and present the history of our involvement with the Jewish People since 1809 where they come to learn about our participation in their history.

  • Guesthouses


    CMJ Guesthouses located in Jerusalem, The Galilee, and Tel-Aviv Jaffo provide a unique experience for visitors and tourists alike.

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteering with CMJ Israel may well be the most rewarding thing you have ever done. You will become part of Israel’s present and future with what you do and achieve with us.

Our History

Founded in London in 1809, the Church’s Ministry Among Jewish People (CMJ) has been active in the Land of Israel since the 1820s. Moved by an awareness of God’s love for His covenant people, Jewish and Gentile Christians recognized that God had promised to restore the people of Israel to their land, and to their Messiah. Further, CMJ wanted to see the Church restored to its Jewish roots.

Moved by compassion for the plight of the impoverished Jews in Palestine, CMJ established modern clinics, state-of-the-art hospitals, farms, workshops, vocational training, schools for boys and for girls (which was non-existent in 19th century Palestine). CMJ also brought modern architecture, archeology, a library and more into the region. These efforts benefited all the people in the land – Arabs, Druze, Armenians and others.

CMJ actively opposed anti-Semitism in the region and many of its supporters were key in promoting the establishment of a home for the Jewish people in the Holy Land.

In 1841 CMJ appointed Michael Solomon Alexander (the first Jewish bishop in Jerusalem since 135 A.D.) as the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem, and together with the Prussians, CMJ built Christ Church, the oldest Protestant Church in the Middle East.

Although life in Israel is vastly different today, CMJ remains as committed, and its work as varied, as in the past. And CMJ is still motivated by the call of Isaiah to comfort His people so that “the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together.” (Isaiah 40: 1-5).

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