Rich Robinson is Senior Researcher with Jews for Jesus in San Francisco. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in a Reform Jewish family, and came to faith in Yeshua at Syracuse University in 1973.
Rich received his M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1978 and the Ph.D. in Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1993. In the late 70s and early 80s he played piano for Jews for Jesus’ music The Liberated Wailing Wall. He has served as a missionary at several of Jews for Jesus’ U.S. branches and has been involved with Jewish mission projects in Ukraine and Israel. Rich began the Jews for Jesus web site in 1995 (since turned over to more technically capable hands!) and has also been part of the team involved in training new classes of Jews for Jesus missionaries. He has taught at Fuller Theological Seminary and Western Seminary on an adjunct basis.
Rich’s publications include The Messianic Movement: A Field Guide for Evangelical Christians (general editor; San Francisco: Purple Pomegranate Publications, 2005); Christ in the Feast of Pentecost (co-authored with David Brickner; Chicago: Moody Press, 2008); and a yet-untitled book on the Sabbath (forthcoming). He has written many articles for Jews for Jesus publications and has contributed book reviews to outside publications, and serves on the Editorial Board for the journal Mishkan.