A Jews for J missionary group has spent $2.1 million to acquire a building and $2 million more on renovations to construct a 14,000-square-foot missionary center in the heart of Flatbush. It will house a “synagogue,” a Sefer Torah, classrooms, and a dining hall, and will boast concerts and an espresso bar, with the intention of attracting the general Orthodox community and particularly unaffiliated local Jews and adults at risk from frum homes who have abandoned Yiddishkeit or are on the fringe. Vulnerable Jews will be invited for deceptive Friday night meals and holiday parties and services.
The missionary center makes it clear in its promotional material that Jews in Brooklyn are their prime targets.
Recently, these same missionaries spent millions of dollars on a marketing campaign on Flatbush and Boro Park MTA busses. They have also been dressing up as frum Jews with tzitzis and yarmulkas, and have attempted to infiltrate shuls and Jewish homes with their literature and books that look like seforim.
There will be a community kinnus tomorrow, Wednesday, 22 Teves/December 25th, to alert the community to the dangers of the missionaries. A “Da Ma Shetoshiv” seminar will educate the community about the truth of the Torah. Speakers will include anti-missionary activist Rabbi Tovia Singer; Rav Yitzchok Fingerer, mara d’asra of Brooklyn Jewish Xperience (BJX), who is at the forefront of battling the local missionaries; and Rabbi Mordechai Tokarsky, director of RAJE.
Men and women are urged to attend this kinnus, which will take place at the Brooklyn Jewish Xperience Kiruv and Chizuk Center, located at 2915 Avenue K, at 11 a.m.