People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Jew, South African of Canada

People Group Info

Total Population: 4,000

ROP3 Code: 117322
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Jews
People Cluster: Jews
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Ethnic Religions - Judaism
Country of Origin: South Africa

Photo courtesy of Joshua Project.
By Bethany World Prayer Center

Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 4,000

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Brief Profile

Since the 1960s South African Jews emigrated to North America after South Africa became a republic, and was followed by another wave in the late 1970s, which was precipitated by anti-apartheid rioting and civil unrest.

In Canada, the majority settled in Ontario, with the largest community in Toronto, followed by those in Hamilton, London and Kingston.

The primary religion practiced by the South African Jews is Judaism, a religion developed among the ancient Hebrews and characterized by belief in one transcendent God who has revealed himself to Abraham, Moses, and the Hebrew prophets and by a religious life in accordance with Scriptures and rabbinic traditions.

The majority of South African Jews adhere to Orthodox Judaism with a minority adhering to Reform Judaism

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will work through and in the lives of the South African Jews to understand and realize the need for a Messiah, as revealed through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray evangelical Christians will intentionally become friends with South African Jews and reveal via word and deed that Jesus Christ is sacrifical atonement and the answer for all peoples.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
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Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - English
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaOshawaToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON4,000