Croatian-speaking Jewish in Croatia

The Croatian-speaking Jewish have only been reported in Croatia
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

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.


Where Are they Located?

Three quarters of Croatia's Jewish community lives in the capital of Zagreb, while others live in three smaller towns spread throughout the country.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


Croatian Jews have seen mainly bad examples of Christianity coming from marginal Christians, who have persecuted them simply for being Jewish.
What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

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).


Prayer Points

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Jewish, Croatian-speaking in Croatia.


References

https://www.timesofisrael.com/croatian-jews-to-snub-holocaust-day-commemoration/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Croatia
https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/news/1.766992
https://www.quora.com/Do-the-Croatian-people-hate-the-Jewish-people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Jewish, Croatian-speaking
People Name in Country Jewish, Croatian-speaking
Natural Name Croatian-speaking Jewish
Pronunciation croh-AY-shun joo
Alternate Names
Population this Country 1,700
Population all Countries 1,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 20824
ROP3 Code 117335
ROP25 Code 303368
ROP25 Name Jewish
Country Croatia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Croatia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Map of Jewish, Croatian-speaking in Croatia
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Religion Subdivision: Judaism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
85.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
14.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Croatian (1,700 speakers)
Language Code hrv   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Croatian (1,700 speakers)
Language Code hrv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Croatian

Primary Language:  Croatian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1564-1992)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1563-1983)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1831-2019)
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Portions General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Croatian Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app: Croatian YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Croatian YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group location: World Jewish Congress, Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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