Rabbi Dr. John Fischer

Born in Budapest, Hungary, John Fischer is part of a family who miraculously survived the Holocaust.  Married to Dr. Patrice Fischer, and a father of two grown children (Eve and Seth) and three grandchildren (Naomi, Gideon, and Jonas), he has six earned college and university degrees, two of them doctorates (a Ph.D. and a Th.D.).

He serves as: Rabbi of Congregation Ohr Chadash (a Messianic synagogue in Clearwater), Executive Director of Menorah Ministries, Vice President for Academic Affairs at St. Petersburg  Seminary and Yeshiva, Rosh Yeshiva at Netzer David International Yeshiva, President of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance, and has sat on the Executive Committee of the MJRC since 2010. Additionally, he was one of the founders of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations and served for a number of years as its Vice President.

Dr. Fischer has spoken and taught repeatedly throughout the United States and around the world. He has lectured in Israel, Russia, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, the Ukraine, the Philippines, Canada, and South Africa.

He is the author of numerous articles and several books including:  L'CHAIM, THE OLIVE TREE CONNECTION, THE MEANING AND IMPORTANCE OF THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS, THE ENDURING PARADOX, SIDDUR FOR MESSIANIC JEWS, MESSIANIC SERVICES FOR THE FESTIVALS AND HOLY DAYS, and THE DISTORTION (an analysis of the ongoing nature of religious anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism and the issues they raise).

Why the MJRC?

The Messianic Jewish movement has grown extensively over the roughly 50 years of its modern re-emergence. As such it has become a very broad movement with a variegated stance(s) with respect to both theology and tradition. Within this broad umbrella, there are those who would seek to express their unswerving allegiance to Yeshua the Messiah through a deeper commitment to Jewish tradition and a more thorough-going Jewish lifestyle. The MJRC provides a sharper focus within the Messianic Jewish movement for these people and perspectives within the framework of a generally Conservative, flexidox Messianic approach to Judaism.


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    Congregation Ohr Chadash
    3190 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
    Clearwater FL 33759