What is New Jerusalem House of Prayer?

A church? A synagogue?

An experiment! A fresh start! A community of Jews and Christians 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.

Visit us in IsraelWe went to Israel for Sukkot, October 12-25, 2016. Click here to see a brochure about where we went and what we did! (Will display or download the PDF depending on your browser settings.) Then click on Follow us in Israel (on the left) for our journals, photos and videos from the trip. It was a hoot!


Want to learn basic Hebrew? Our free online video course is down below.

 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.

Who Are We?

A group of Jews and Christians 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...


Biblical Hebrew 101
with Rabbi Jonathan Kohn
Starts on Thursday, January 5th at 7:00 P.M
Sign up now! 
Deuteronomy 103
with Rabbi Jonathan Kohn
Starts on Wednesday, January 4th at 7:00 P.M
Sign up now!

Saturdays after lunch (usually starts about
12:30), Table Talk, a study of "The Unseen 
Realm" with Pastor Rebecca Teguns.

Sundays 9 AM, "The Jewish Gospel of John,"
a study of John through the eyes of the
earliest followers of Jesus (Yeshua).

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.
Followed by Table Talk, a study of "The Unseen 
Realm" with Pastor Rebecca Teguns.

Sunday Bible Study 9 AM. See CLASSES below.
Sunday Worship 10:00 to 11:30 AM,
followed by Oneg (joy) lunch each week.

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.

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