The Jewish community in Croatia dates back to the third century, but there is little information about them until the 10th and 15th centuries. Most of them were killed during Nazi occupation, and most of the survivors fled to Israel after the war, even though they had to renounce their old citizenship and leave almost all their belongings behind. The Jewish population in Croatia is still small to this day.
Three quarters of Croatia's Jewish community lives in the capital of Zagreb, while others live in three smaller towns spread throughout the country.
Although intermarriage with non-Jewish people has been widespread, most of them have a strong Jewish identity. The community building in Zagreb contains a synagogue, an art gallery, a Jewish library, and a Holocaust research center.
Croatian Jewish people are concerned that their government supports ultra-nationalism and the local Croatian population, which views the Jewish community as "outsiders." Antisemitism has gradually been increasing, and many Croatian Jews are leaving the country out of fear.
Though they are officially Jewish, the Croatian Jewish community is fairly secular. Judaism doesn't affect their lives very much. Judaism has more to do with identity than spirituality to most of them.
Croatian Jews need a spiritual hunger that will drive them to seek and find spiritual answers. They need to find and embrace their messiah, Jeshua (Jesus).
* Scripture Prayers for the Jew, Croatian-speaking in Croatia.
* Pray for God's protection for Croatia's Jewish population.
* Pray that believers in Croatia will be filled with God's wisdom, understanding, tact, and compassion so they can reach out to the Croatian Jewish people with His saving grace and love.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to emerge among Croatian-speaking Jews.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2018-03-03|
|People Name General||Jew, Croatian-speaking|
|People Name in Country||Jew, Croatian-speaking|
|Natural Name||Croatian-speaking Jews|
|Population this Country||500|
|Population all Countries||500|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
Primary Language: Croatian
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1563-1983)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Portions|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Croatian|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Biblica's Croatian|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|