12-21 Events help bring together Messianic youth from across the world through a variety of Shabbatons, seminars, retreats, and even trips to Israel. At our events, youth make connections and grow friendships while getting excited about discipleship, study, and relationship with God.
12-21 Shavu'ot Conference
Wednesday, May 16 — Friday, May 18 / Shabbat/Shavuot, May 19 — 20Registration »
When God gave the Torah to the Jewish people, he wrote it in black fire upon white fire. That is how we describe the Torah's supernatural descent from heaven into the hands of human beings. The Torah provides practical instructions for living, but it also burns like a supernatural flame from heaven that we can use to light a spiritual fire on earth. Discover how the giving of the Torah brings a revelation of the divine into our daily lives.
Join the 12-21 initiative for this year's Shavuot teaching tract, "Black Fire on White Fire." Together we will explore why the Torah is important to us and how to live a life centered on God's commandments. Come meet new friends, enjoy fun activities, join in a bowling night, and attend our very first 12-21 Carnival!
Camp Tzadi 2018
Now scheduled for August 1-13, 2018
Join us for the summer of a lifetime in the Wisconsin Dells! Application Forms »
Israel Youth Adventure Tour
Tentatively scheduled for 2019
Join 12-21 for an adventurous two-week trip to Israel on our Youth Adventure Tour. For ages eighteen to twenty one, the Israel Youth Adventure tour is a life-changing trip focused on Israel connection through in-depth touring of the Holy Land—modern Israel—exploring the history of Messianic Judaism in the Land and exploring the land of the Bible through fun, interactive adventures. Itinerary will include: backpacking in Israel, volunteering with Holocaust survivors, Israeli Defenses Forces, working the land in Judea and Samaria and hosting Shabbat dinners for local Israelis. Contact us for more information.
12-21 Winter Shabbaton, Hudson, WI
Our three-day event had lots of winter fun, and a Shabbaton at Beth Immanuel Messianic Synagogue. Read more about what happened.
August 10th-20th, 2017Application Forms »
Join us for the summer of a lifetime in the Wisconsin Dells! Read more information about Camp Tzadi here.
12-21 Shavu'ot Conference
May 28th-31st, 2017
As we grow up, different life situations begin to present themselves. We are then faced with different choices that will ultimately define our destiny. In a world that is constantly contending for our attention, and with peer pressure from others, how do we know which choices are right and good? God tells us “There are two ways: one of life and one of death; however, there is a great difference between the two ways.” Didache 1:1
Today, God still asks us to choose life. Yet how do we know which path is the path of truth with so many voices around us? With so many voices that are negative and pull us to the path of darkness—how can we be sure we are choosing the right path? How do we know that we are walking in the way of life?
Come join the 12-21 initiative for this year’s Shavuot teaching tract “The Two Roads.” Together we will explore these questions through an ancient work called the Didache that contains practical instruction for living a life of discipleship to Yeshua. Come meet new friends, enjoy our annual cookout, play lots of volleyball, and enjoy a cruise on the St. Croix River!
First 12-21 Event: Unlocking the Parables
During the 2016 National Shavu'ot Conference, FFOZ's new 12-21 Initiative kicked of its first ever meeting, only half a block down the street from Beth Immanuel in Hudson, Wisconsin. The young adults in attendance were presented with lectures addressing the parables of Yeshua and were taught how to understand the context and meaning of such passages. The independence offered by the separation of the youth from the adults created a context that encouraged open, peer-level discussion and opportunities for each student to develop their own thoughts and perspective.
December 29th-January 1st, 2016
At the end of 2016 over Hanukkah, First Fruits of Zion’s 12-21 Initiative hosted its first event. More than 50 kids and young adults between the ages of twelve and twenty-one gathered in Hudson, Wisconsin to celebrate Hanukkah, where they spent almost four days together learning, praying, worshiping, and fellowshiping. It was a weekend no one will soon forget. The first event in the 12-21 program was a smashing success.