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.

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


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Camp Tzadi 2023

Do you ever feel alone as a Messianic teen? Don’t really have a lot of friends that “get” you? Our camp Tzadi summer camp creates a great space to answer all your questions. For two weeks, we give our campers a transformative experience and a time to reconnect to God, make friends, and grow in the Messianic community and faith.


The Impact of Camp

Camp Tzadi 2022 was our biggest event yet.

When God Is Silent

Seeing the presence of the Invisible God through the story of Esther

The Miracle of Light

Why Gentiles Should Celebrate Hanukkah

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.

Hard Hearts

When we harden our hearts against God, family, friends, or parents, we cannot expect anything but hardship.

Blogs Archive

See what you've missed. Browse through 139 previously published articles in our blogs.