Messianic Jewish Youth Initiative

12-21 is a community of Messianic youth strengthening the bonds of faith and community through programmed events and learning opportunities.

The Miracle of Light

Why Gentiles Should Celebrate Hanukkah

Any Messianic Gentile might come across the holiday of Hanukkah (or any Jewish holiday) and ask, “What does this have to do with me?” After all, it wasn’t the Gentile nations that the Maccabees saved. People from the natio…

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Any Messianic Gentile might come across the holiday of Hanukkah (or any Jewish holiday) and ask, “What does this have to do with me?” After all, it wasn’t the Gentile nations that the Maccabees saved. People from the natio…

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An Interview with Eden Mitchell

A young Messianic artist creates the cover art for her father’s latest album.

The Happiest Day of the Year

Why is Yom Kippur considered one of the happiest days of the year?

From Generation to Generation

Camp Tzadi is perhaps the most important thing we are doing at First Fruits of Zion.

Blogs Archive

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Who We Are

12-21 is part of the ministry of First Fruits of Zion, created to provide the next generation of Messianic Jews and Gentiles with the community and resources necessary to live as followers of Yeshua.

What We Want

  • To establish a generation that can transmit the message of the Messiah and continues in the mission of advancing his kingdom
  • To educate the next generation in Messianic Jewish faith, practice, and heritage
  • To encourage discussion and social connection among Messianic youth

How We’re Making it Happen

  • Online articles, education resources, and social media presence for learning and connecting with a young Messianic community
  • Conferences and programmed events combining social interaction and classroom learning
  • A ten-day summer camp packed with adventures, education, and spiritual growth

Events

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Camp Tzadi On Ice—Winter Camp 2021

Join Camp Tzadi for a special experience this winter! Reconnect with friends both old and new while welcoming the New Year 2022! Enjoy fun winter activities while learning about discipleship and what it means to be bearers of Light.