People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Jew, Eastern Yiddish Speaking of Europe

People Group Info

Total Population: 1,455,900

ROP3 Code: 104247
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Jews
People Cluster: Jews
Language: Eastern Yiddish - (ydd)
Religion: Ethnic Religions - Judaism
Country of Origin:

Majority Located Where

  Berlin, Germany - 123,000

  Greater London, United Kingdom - 3,574

  Tirana, Albania - 50

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Brief Profile

Jew, Eastern Yiddish Speakers is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews. The language is officially reconized in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Prior to the Holocaust, there were over 10 million speakers of Yiddish; 85% of the Jews who died in the Holocaust were Yiddish speakers, leading to a massive decline in the use of the language. Assimilation following World War II further decreased the use of Yiddish both among survivors and Yiddish-speakers from other countries (such as in the Americas). However, the number of speakers is increasing in global Hasidic communities.

The numbers continue to increase due to children now speaking Yiddish as a first language. As an example, the largest group of Yiddish speakers in Britain reside in the Stamford Hill district of North London, but there are sizable communities in northwest London, Leeds, Manchester and Gateshead.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that evangelical Christians will naturally share their faith in word and deed by becoming friends with the Yiddish speaking diaspora.
  • Pray that God will work through dreams and other means to reveal Jesus Christ as the true Messiah for the Yiddish speaking diaspora.
  • Pray God will break down barriers that prevent Yiddish speaking diaspora from understanding and receiving the message of Jesus Christ.

Other Resources

List of services in Berlin
Here you find the contact details and times of 69 different church services in Berlin

resources in many languages
If you need resources and media in different languages, the best sources in Germany are on this list

Arabic school
At this school there are during the year Arabic seminars. It is quite inexpensive. Volkshochschule der Hanse- und Universitätsstadt Rostock Am Kabutzenhof 20 a 18057 Rostock Tel.: +49 381 381-4300

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Country City Metro Area Name Baseline Population
United KingdomLondonGreater London3,474
AndorraAndorra la VellaGreater London100