What is New Jerusalem House of Prayer?

A church? A synagogue? A yeshiva? A place to pray?

A new category: An experiment! A fresh start! A community of Jews, Christians, messianics, mixed families, seekers and "none of the above" that honors the Jewish roots of the Christian faith—REALLY honors them! That seeks to understand and celebrate all of the biblical feasts—from Passover to Shavuot, from Yom Kippur to Rosh Hashanah. And the life events of Jesus and the early church. That seeks to understand the Torah, writings and prophets, and to fully grasp the Jewishness of Jesus and His followers.

So we are learning The Way of Rabbi Jesus, and studying afresh the Scriptures He and His followers studied, as well as what they understood, wrote, taught and did. This was NOT a new religion, but a call to heal the world that began all the way back with Abraham, and found fulfillment in the teachings and life of Jesus. This is an exciting journey we are on! Join us!

There are many QUESTIONS answered here to help understand our quest more fully. We invite you to participate: in person if you can, or connect by email or social media. Please lift us up in prayer. DONATE to support and advance what we are doing, if you are able.

 New Jerusalem is central to all the western suburbs of Chicago. Join us—as we create and grow together in this joy-filled house of prayer.

 

Yom Kippur service is Wednesday, September 19 at 6 PM, followed by a break-the-fast potluck. Please join us. Notes on fasting for Yom Kippur by Pastor George



Ancient Hebrew Scroll Project was on display at New Jerusalem. A video documentary was shot and is being edited. It will be posted here when complete. Scrolls in the display are unique and most of them are 250 years old or older. 

To learn more about this traveling collection of 40+ scrolls, click here: More details…

Who Are We?

A group of Jews, Christians, Messianics and others, who realize the common root of faith and who are committed to study and worship together with respect and honor. More...

What's the Goal?

To overcome centuries of animosity, distrust and misunderstanding, and learn from Scripture and each other about the God of Israel and his intentions for us. More...

What's the Catch?

There isn’t one. We know we are going “off the map,” but we believe God is in it and will bless us. More...

Where does this happen?

West Chicago. Central to all the Western suburbs. Directions...

Radio

Pastor George's book, What We Believe and Why is being broadcast on Christian radio stations across the country, beginning August 1. We will soon list all the stations so you can find one near you. You can also find it in paperback, ebook and audio at WhatWeBelieveAndWhy.com

Courses

free, open to all

Sundays 9 AM, New class on Revelation is underway. Join at any time!

Basic Hebrew with Dr George Byron Koch
in nine 40 minute online classes:
You'll learn the alef-bet (alphabet) and 100
basic Hebrew words. Click on "Starting with
Genesis" down below. 

 

Worship & Study with Us

Friday Shabbat 7:00 PM with intercession:
Kiddush (blessing and holiness) with extended
song and prayer - intimate, intense and free.

Saturday Shabbat 10:00 to 11:30 AM
followed by Oneg (joy) lunch each week. Yes, we worship and enjoy a full meal together, every week! It's part of who we are! 

Sunday Bible Study 9 AM. See Courses, over on the left.
Sunday Worship 10:00 to 11:30 AM,
same as Saturday service, including lunch.

Join us!

If you're new and nervous, don't worry, we're thrilled to have you! Connect with us below if you have a question or want to reach out.

Contact Us

 

Events
free, open to all

 

Saturday Night at the Movies. Coming soon. Israeli and other interesting films.