West Haven, CT – A special oneg was held at Congregation Simchat Yisrael to celebrate Melissa Johnson’s six week anniversary of her fourth stint with Messianic Judaism. Johnson has been part of Messianic Judaism off and on for the past 10 years after taking a DNA test and finding Jewish roots.
“I didn’t even know I was Jewish until I was 33,” said Johnson. “Then I found out my Great Great Grandfather was actually a quarter Jewish, so I feel very connected to Judaism. The food at these congregations is great. You can never get that in a church. Plus, I’m pretty sure Jesus said something or other about Jews being chosen for something. I’m just glad to be part of it again. This feels like family!”
Johnson plans to stay at Simchat Yisrael at least through the Yom Kippur break-fast, after which she says she will ‘play it by ear.’ She is mostly committed to Messianic Judaism, but is open to any church that hosts a great annual picnic.