Several months ago I reviewed the book Called to Controversy, the story of Moishe Rosen of Jews for Jesus. Part of the reason I asked the publisher to review this title was because of the parallel track that the organization followed alongside the Jesus people movement (and Jesus Music, later called CCM) and many of the names in the book were familiar to me.
So I was story to read this week of the passing of Jahn Moskowitz, JFJ co-founder after an accident in New York. Christianity Today reported:
After hitting his head in the New York City subway on Sept. 4, Jews for Jesus North American director Jahn Moskowitz died the next day. He was 64.
Family members buried Moskowitz in Chicago on Sunday, Sept. 9.
Moskowitz served as overseer for the organization’s 10 U.S. locations. He initially directed the Jews for Jesus branch in New York, where he was born and raised as the child of Holocaust survivors. He also directed the Chicago branch for more than 20 years.
According to Jews for Jesus, “Moskowitz was one of the original Jews for Jesus volunteers, even before the organization’s incorporation in 1973.” The organization has set up a tribute website in Moskowitz’s honor.