FRIDAY MARCH 16th 2018
FOI Ministry Representative, Poland
SUBJECT: From Pharoah to the Holocaust in Eastern Europe
Tim will examine the Biblical understanding of antisemitism and its historical consequences in Eastern Europe
Timothy was born in Wodzislaw Slaski, Southwest Poland where his father was pastor of the Free Evangelical Church in Swinoujscie. He is married to Margaryta, a native of Ukraine. They have a daughter, Maya.
In 1999, Timothy’s father became a representative with The Friends of Israel (FOI) and the family moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he ministered among the Jewish people. It was whilst in Russia that Timothy committed his life to Jesus.
After the untimely death of his father at the age of 40 in 2002, Timothy vowed to follow in his footsteps as a worker with Friends of Israel and carry on his unfinished work. To prepare him for the work ahead, FOI arranged for Timothy to attend the Institute of Jewish studies programme at Philadelphia Biblical University. After his graduation, Timothy went on to earn a Masters Degree at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Timothy has also studied archaeology in Israel.
Since 2008 Timothy has been in full time ministry with FOI in Poland and Ukraine where he speaks about God’s love for His People Israel in Churches and to groups of young people. He also plans yearly summer camps for Russian-Jewish children and regularly travels to Ukraine to minister to Jewish people.
FRIDAY APRIL 20th 2018
St Matthews Publishing
FRIDAY MAY 18th 2018
SUBJECT: THE JEWS & THE TRIBULATION
Arnold Fruchtenbaum was born in 1943 in Siberia, Russia after his Jewish father — falsely accused of being a Nazi spy when he fled Poland from Hitler — was released from a Communist prison. With the help of the Israeli underground in 1947, the Fruchtenbaum family escaped from behind the Iron Curtain to Germany, where they were confined to British Displaced Persons' camps. There, Arnold received Orthodox Jewish training from his father before the family finally immigrated to New York in 1951. Before their release, however, the family was befriended by a Lutheran minister; and it was this contact that eventually led Arnold and his mother to the New York headquarters of the American Board of Missions to the Jews (ABMJ). Five years later, this same meeting brought Arnold, at age 13, to saving knowledge of Jesus the Messiah. Dr Fruchtenbaum is Director of Ariel Ministries.