About Joel Chernoff

Joel Chernoff is perhaps best known as one of the pioneers of Messianic Jewish music. For 20 years he was lead singer and songwriter for the music group LAMB. It is through the music ministry of Lamb that Messianic music gained a wide international audience. Lamb, whose recordings have sold over 600,000 copies, has produced 14 Messianic Jewish recordings many of which have reached “Top 10” status on the contemporary religious charts. He has also recently recorded and released two new solo national recordings from Galilee of the Nations entitled, “The Restoration of Israel” and “Come Dance With Me.” His most recent release, also from Galilee of the Nations and distributed by Integrity Music in 2005 is a new Lamb recording titled “The Sacrifice.”

Besides music, Joel has a lifelong passion and commitment to prophetic ministry and work of Messianic Judaism. Simplky put, the Messianic Jewish movement’s objective is the prophetic physical and spiritual restoration of Israel. Messianic Judaism is a worldwide revival of Jewish people who have returned to and embraced Yeshua (Jesus)  as their Messiah.  Since 1967, the Messianic Jewish movement is the fastest growing stream of Jewish religious life in the world today.

Joel is an internationally known speaker on Messianic and Biblically prophetic topics, such as the Final Arab/Israel War.

Joel has many different roles within the Messianic movement; he is the General Secretary of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), and Vice President of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA).

Since 1915, the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America is the single largest association of Messianic Jewish and Gentile believers in Yeshua in the world. In his role as General Secretary of the MJAA Joel is responsible for providing over $85 million worth of humanitarian aid to Israel; creating means for needy Russian Jews to make aliyah or immigrate to Israel; as well as dig fresh water wells and coordinate humanitarian aid efforts to reach more than 50 third world villages of Messianic Jewish people in Ethiopia.

You can find all of Joel’s recordings at his website:



15 responses to “About Joel Chernoff

  1. I am a Christian but I think we believe in the same Messiah, Yeshua, Jesus. We in my household are taking our God’s people’s needs very serious! For 2009 I’m personally making it my mission to speak to other Christians about your organization, if only beginning with my own family. We are following and supporting you and thank you for your generous personal sacrifice of time and talent!

  2. Shalom Joel:

    Yasher Koach on your first blog presentation. It’s a great presentation and the commentaries are right on!

    I met you at the regional conference in OKC. The Elam mishpocha really enjoyed your music. You are an ispiration to all of us at Kehilat Rosh Pinah here in Oklahoma.

    We really hope to see you as soon as you can visit the new Rosh Pinah building….. soon to be a Messianic Jewish Center for the region. http://www.roshpinah.org

    Our first meeting there, as a congregation, will be on April 4th , 2009….G-D willing.

    Again…congratulations on a job well done! This blog will catch on like fire thruought the Messianic Communities in America and beyond.

    I am sending it to everyone in my lists of family and internet contacts.

    Shalom Aleichem to you and everyone at MJAA,

    Scott D. Elam

  3. Around 1981 or 1982 I was brought Ezekiel 33:8,9 by another who said he was commanded to bring me those two verses by a voice during a prayer.

    Since April 2000 God begun an unveiling into the unveiling of His act of the restoration of Israel that equates to Ezekiel 33 on.

    What proof? I need a physical address to send aspects of what is factually unveiling.

    Goals^ in Christ
    Don Stevenson
    Carson/Stevenson WA USA

  4. Hi Joel,
    thank you so much for all your work you’re doing in the Name of the Lord. Joel, I understand that there is a Project Joseph in Israel. Every year I go to Israel and I had worked with several Christians, specially in the West Bank. My question is this: are you planning to travel next year to Israel and work with the Joseph Project? I would like more information in serving the Lord in the Joseph Project. Thank you and blessings, cheryl.

    • Cheryl,
      The MJAA is taking a tour to Israel hosted by myself, Paul Wilbur and Rabbi Larry Feldman. come with us. If you would like to serve the Joseph Project call our office and we will put you in touch with our Executive Director in israel.

  5. Hi mr. Chernoff
    i have one question for a song of you, Jew and Gentile, is it possible to get the guitar tabs for this song from you. This song is a blessing, i like it very well, i would like to play it for myself when i have my time with our lord. Thank you ver much.

  6. Greetings Joel,
    I loved the photo you used on your Prophetic Lessons from Passover: Lesson #1 blog entry. I would like to use this photo for the cover of Temple Israel’s March printed newsletter. Could you please tell me where this photo originated from?
    Kind Regards,
    Katie Wood

  7. Shannon Dundys

    Hi Joel,

    Thank you so much for your music and your work in restoring Israel. I have been praying for Israel for several years and I enjoy using your music in my prayers. I have both your CD’s and I was wondering where I could purchase guitar chords for Lay Your Hands On Me. I am in a Gentile church and would really like to share this song with them. Thank you for your time.

  8. Dear Brother Chernoff:

    First, I praise the Lord for your ministry in music. You are such a blessing to the body of Christ.

    I am writing to ask for your assistance as I have been looking for the guitar chords for the beautiful song “Jew and Gentile”. Could you provide guidance as to where I could find and purchase it? I am part of a small Gentile church in the mountains of WV and our fellowship would be honored to be able to worship the Lord through some of your inspired music.

    Abundant blessings to you as glorify Him!

  9. Judy Schmieder

    I appreciate this ste and am subscribing Thanks

  10. I have enjoyed (if this kind of thing is really enjoyable) reading your writings and perspectives. I am interested to know if you share the same convicts and beliefs as John McTernan http://johnmcternansinsights.blogspot.com/ and the thinking he and others contribute here. http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/
    Here the calamities and natural disasters around the world are attributed to nations actions or attitudes to Israel, and homosexual legislation and such.
    I am no liberal, and strongly support Israel but the black and whiteness and the certainty these people prophetically speak on Gods behalf and express His mind I personally find scary and in a way that I can’t quite put my finger on yet, a tad off keel.
    I would love some balance here. I know that the end centers on Israel, and the Arab world. I find it interesting how all other injustice and wrong by nations (and America I might add) just get a blind eye and the focus of EVERYTHING, the interpretation of everything seems to be in the light of what is done to Israel…and the verses you mention citing what will happen.
    So are you of the same mind as these guys?
    I would value your thoughts.

    • joelmchernoff

      Graham–this blog focuses on Israel, the Middle East and all nations as they relate to prophecy, and God’s purposes and plans.
      I will however begin to focus on the moral decay I see in this country in coming blogs. God bless.

  11. as an addendum…..some more of my thoughts so you get a glimpse of where I am coming from are outlined in a comment here by BlindPoet……that’s me. http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=5072

  12. Please subscribe me to your email list.

  13. jesus villarreal

    i ‘m mexican , me and 10 members of my family has embraced the jewish mesianic faith we sudy torah but we will like to have the chords for the song jew and gentile so we can play it with guitar i will appreciate your help if you can post them for me or e mail me the chords

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