What is Root Source?

Today, more and more Christians and Jews are hearing the divine call to wake up and engage with one another.

Root Source is answering that call: Knowledgeable, Orthodox Israeli Jews teaching Christians around the world online about Jewish concepts, ideas and thought, to more deeply understand the roots of their faith, in an informal and loving manner.

Root Source exists to enable, encourage, and enrich relationships between pro-Israel Christians and Jews on a basis of mutual respect and love. We bring knowledgeable, authentic Israeli teachers and inquisitive Christians together to study the Jewish texts foundational to Christian faith together.

Root Source enables and encourages dialogue and relationships between Christians and Jews, and empowers Christians to learn like Jews have been learning for centuries. Our Israeli Jewish teachers know you are a Christian, and respect your identity and your faith. Root Source gives you access to world-class Jewish biblical teaching online, helping you learn deeper and reach higher in your Christian faith, with the opportunity to ask any question openly.

Our members are often surprised at how quickly they can learn deeper biblical truths from Orthodox Jewish teachings and directly and practically apply those teachings to their own Christian faith. Current and planned courses cover topics such as Jewish Prayer, Torah and Hebrew Scripture, Jewish Life, Hebrew Language, History of Israel, and Jewish interpretation of current events.

Check out our general FAQ and our For Pastors pages for further information.

Gidon Ariel
Founder and CEO
A visionary and pioneer in Jewish-Christian relations, Gidon made Aliyah to Israel when he was 14 and spent close to a decade in advanced Jewish studies institutes (Yeshivas) and the IDF.

Gidon served in the IDF reserves as a Captain in the Military Spokesperson’s Office after spending over 20 years in the Armored (Tank) Corps. An Orthodox Jew, he has kept Jewish traditions his entire life, and is a seasoned Hebrew and Judaism instructor.

Gidon has been working with Christian organizations in Israel, the USA and internationally since 2005.

Bob O’Dell
Co-Founder and Investor
Bob is a hi-tech entrepreneur and philanthropist, a pro-Israel Christian with experience in different streams of the Christian faith. He has worked with Jews in Israel continuously since 1988, and in 2000 co-founded Wintegra (a successful high-tech Israeli startup) with an Israeli. Wintegra was sold in 2010 to PMC-Sierra.

Since 2013, Bob has focused on working with Orthodox Jews interested in entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavours.

Root Source has become Bob’s top focus since it was founded on Nissan 1, 5774 (April 1, 2014). He serves Root Source as an unpaid volunteer.