Narkis Street Congregation is a multinational, interdenominational body of Jesus-followers based on the west side of Jerusalem. We meet on Saturday/Shabbat mornings at 11AM for corporate worship, study, and fellowship. Our members live and work among both Israeli and Palestinian societies. We were first established as a Baptist church in 1925 by a small group of Jews, Arabs, and expatriates during the Mandate of Palestine. We continue this legacy with a heart for all the peoples of this Land and the greater Middle East.
Our Bible studies emphasize the teachings of Jesus and how he interpreted and applied the Hebrew Scriptures as a first-century Jew.
During our weekly service, we recite the Shma ("Hear, O Israel" of Deut 6:4-9) and read from the Parasha (a portion of Scripture from the Torah). Such a tradition was observed by Jesus and his early followers (Luke 4:17, Acts 13:15; 17:2) and continues to be a part of contemporary Jewish practice.
Our congregation has a heart for the poor, broken, and lost. Whether it is the widow, orphan, sick, or refugee, we make it a priority to give to those in need, whenever we are able. Our charity work is a practical way that we express our faith as followers of Jesus.