Thank you for coming in to speak to our students. Your stories and presentation were riveting and had a big impact on our students. As I am sure you saw during the presentation, they were mesmerized and hung on every word you said. The students found you to be a passionate and compelling speaker; most importantly you were effective at transmitting your message. As you saw, you inspired the students to think and question, and their teachers saw that carry-over into the classrooms.
Your experiences, which you shared openly and honestly, are certainly unique and carried an important message for young people. While many can speak about these topics, only you can give them the insider perspective. It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear from someone who has been inside the missionary movement, and just as valuable to hear how you found your way back to Judaism. The students understood and integrated your message because your talk was so filled with personal experiences (and amazing ones at that!) Students and faculty agree: we need to get you back to speak to all our students!
Please stay in touch with us and let us know when you are in the area so we can book you to speak again.
High School Judaics Principal
Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School
"We had Penina Taylor speak at out Bnot Torah/Sharfman's Kiruv Seminar and her personal story very much enlightened and inspired the hearts of our students. She was a captivating and knowledgeable presenter and I believe that her speeches can reach both young and old alike!"
Rabbi Michael Chaim Green
Overseas Director at Bnot Torah/
Sharfman's Seminary, Jerusalem
We have had the pleasure of having Penina Taylor lecture in Machon Maayan on several occasions. Her story anad her presentations are extremely informative and insightful. Most importantly, her lectures and shiurim and highly entertaining, delivered with warmth, humor and passion. She has connected on a very profound level with our students and staff and I highly recommend that other institutions (Yeshivot, Seminaries, Summer Programs) take advantage of her wealth of knowledge relating to Jewish/Christian Polemics.
Rabbi Ben Tzion Goldfischer
23 June 2009
To Whom It May Concern:
RE: PENINA TAYLOR IN SOUTH AFRICA
During August 2008, Jews for Judaism South Africa was privileged to host renowned motivational speaker, Mrs. Penina Taylor, who was Director of Jews for Judaism Jerusalem at the time.
Mrs. Taylor presented a series of public lectures to the local Jewish community and was warmly received by all. Her talks were oversubscribed and the response to her story, her particular style of storytelling, her insight and her wealth of knowledge was overwhelming.
Mrs. Taylor also spoke to high school students at several Jewish day schools. both in Johannesburg and in Cape Town. Her abilty to reach audiences of all age groups and affiliations is noteworthy.
Mrs. Taylor conducted individual and group counseling sessions with members of the community affected by Christian missionaries.
By the end of her short visit, Penina Taylor had addressed, enlightened and entertained more than a thousand members of the South African Jewish community, and had stimulated debate with regards to the growing concern which is continuing to this day.
DIRECTOR: JEWS FOR JUDAISM SOUTH AFRICA
A complete learning experience in Eretz Yisrael
Dear Mrs. Penina Taylor,
Once again your talk in Yeshiva was a big hit! Besides from being a quite entertaining and fascinating story, you bring a very unique look into the world of Christianity and how it relates to Judaism. The seminar held after the talk was very organized and thorough. Not every day do guys get to see a "Jewish Mother" quote from Luke, John and Matthew. Thank you once again for telling your story anad going into an in-depth analysis of the world of "Jews for Jesus." The talk helps us appreciate our Torah and the importance of not letting a modern day fad to invade our religion of truth.
Director, Torat Eretz Yisrael Program