Jew, Yemeni of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 50,000

ROP3 Code: 111027
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Jews
People Cluster: Jews
Language: Judeo-Yemeni Arabic - (jye)
Religion: Ethnic Religions - Judaism
Country of Origin: Yemen

Status of Christianity


Unengaged and Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 25,000

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 5,000

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 1,000

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Brief Profile

The Yemeni Jew people are those Jews who originally lived in Yemen yet have since migrated to the United States. Between 1949 and 1950, the overwhelming majority of Yemen's Jewish population moved to Israel. Many have since then moved to the United States.

They have a unique socio-linguistic-religious tradition that marks them distinctly different from other Jewish groups. They are generally described as belonging to "Mizrahi Jews" tradition. In daily life, they speak a Judeo-Yemeni-Arabic language.

The Jewish Yemenite prayer book (the "Tiklal") is completely different from the Ashkenazi and Sephardic prayer books. The pronunciation of all Hebrew prayers, Torah reading, etc.,used by Yemenite Jews, is believed to be the pronunciation used by the Jews in the First Temple era. Read more ...

Click here to view the Association of Yemeni Jews. To view a list of Yemeni Jewish synagogues, click here.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will send Christians to live among and minister to the Yemeni Jew people.
  • Pray God will create unrest in the hearts and minds of Yemeni Jew.
  • Pray Christians will listen for God's call to share the message of Christ with Yemeni Jews.

Resources

Global Recordings Network
PG - Yemeni Story set (pdf)
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesBrooklynNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY25,000
United StatesLos AngelesLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA5,000
United StatesBoca RatonMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL1,000