Isaac Brickner is the branch leader of the Los Angeles branch of Jews for Jesus. He is a graduate of Biola University with a degree in Biblical & Theological Studies. He is a sixth-generation Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus), and was raised in San Francisco. He attended the Jews for Jesus summer camp program, Camp Gilgal, since he was eight years old, returning at age fifteen to serve as a counselor. He participated in Massah in the summer of 2008 (a Jews for Jesus college-age mission trip to Israel and to Israeli hikers in India!), and he felt God calling him to ministry. He served as part of the Massah leadership from 2009-2011. In August 2010 he married his wife, Shaina, a second-generation Jewish believer in Yeshua and also a graduate of Biola University in the Nursing Program, currently working as a Labor and Delivery Nurse. They have a daughter named Norah and a son named Levy.
Cultural appropriation is a serious offense. Where is the line between appropriation and appreciation? Can Christians participate in traditional Jewish celebrations without it turning into appropriation or leading to anti-Semitism? Does belief in Jesus invalidate Messianic Jewish people from continuing to observe Jewish traditions?