The history of Jewish Spiritual Life began
with George Gruenís Orthodox Jewish grandparents on his fatherís side who
lived in Europe in the late 1800ís.
His grandfather, Paul Gruen, read and studied the Pentateuch and at 7 he had
already studied the Talmud. From the ages of 11 to 12-1/2, he studied under
Rabbi Joseph Babat, the most renowned Rabbi in Poland. By 1874, he found
himself in Roumania where he stayed for the next 20 years. During that time
he married Emilie who was from Egypt and had four children.
Because of the great anti-Semitic persecution in Roumania, Paul and his
family moved to Constantinople (Turkey). It was there that he studied Hebrew
Scriptures he had not read before. As a result of extensive research in the
Hebrew Bible about the Messiah, Georgeís grandfather and grandmother found
Godís forgiveness of their sins in the atonement provided by the Messiah.
The Gruen family left Europe and moved to the United States in the early
1900s. Georgeís father Samuel was among them. One son, Herman, stayed in
Europe and was murdered in the Holocaust at the Buchenwald Camp in WWII.
George was born in 1928 and 9 years later his parents, two brothers and
sister moved to North Caldwell, New Jersey. In his personal search for Godís
truth and what would happen after death, George studied the Holy Scriptures.
Because of what the God of Israel did in his life in giving George perfect
assurance of life in Heaven after death, and because of the great peace and
joy that he has experienced daily, at the age of 18, he dedicated his life
to sharing the Jewish Holy Scriptures in every way possible.
George graduated from Nyack College in 1950 and in September married Doris.
He found a job in the Bronx, New York and subsequently had two sons, David
and Stephen. Eventually they moved to Philadelphia where George began
working with youth and young adults. George and Doris opened their home to
them as they shared their faith at weekly meetings. Many of these Jewish
young people came to trust Godís plan for their lives as Jews. This
eventually paved the way for George being on the radio and the formation of
Jewish Spiritual Life in 1966. Doris died in 2001.
Just as the internet was really starting to blossom, George met another
widow who shared his same passions. George and Jean were married in 2002.
This website is an outreach of George and Jeanís love for God and their
desire to share Godís Word and Godís way of forgiveness of sin through
Messiah to people around the world. George and Jean invite you to listen to
Georgeís messages from the Holy Scriptures and read the articles he has
written of his experience with Almighty God. All of these messages are based
on the Word of the God of Israel that we have in the Jewish Bible. Godís
Word is the foundation for living that everyone needs for this life and for
If you ďgoogleĒ George Gruen, you will find that he died on July 27, 2014.
Please read the article ďWhat happens after we dieĒ because then you will
realize that Jean knows exactly where George is and that she will eventually
join him. Jean continues this website not only as a tribute to George but
also because she, like George, passionately wants you to know the truth
about God and the Holy Scriptures.
Do you know where you are going when you die? This is a question that George
asked everyone he met. To help you find the answer, read the articles on
this website and then ask God to show you the truth. After reading the
articles you find that you have questions, please do not hesitate to email
us at contact@GodandJews.org.