The life of Arni and Yonit Klein has been marked by radical shifts and quantum leaps. They met in 1969 in Manhattan and married two months later. As yet without the knowledge of Yeshua but bonded as seekers, within four years they were separated on the verge of divorce. In the spring of 1973, they separately came to faith and were reunited. For 19 years they served in various capacities in New York City until they immigrated to Israel in 1992. They have two children, Jonathan and Stephanie, and four grandchildren. Arni is Jewish from Austrian, Polish, and Russian descent; Yonit’s ancestors were from England, Italy, and Wales. Though raised in a Jewish home, only fifteen years after meeting Yeshua did Arni come to understand the place of Israel in God’s global end-time plan.
For various seasons between 1992 and 2000, they served as congregational elders, directed a congregational music ministry, and produced a music and drama street outreach. Arni has recorded an album of original Hebrew songs for seekers (“One Way Ticket”), and their journey to faith “Nothing to Lose” is published in Hebrew and German and can be found on this website in English. From 1999 to 2012 they stewarded centers in Tel Aviv and the Judean Hills to provide a place for brethren from Israel and the nations to pray and minister to the Lord. From 1998 to 2003 they worked with First Nations peoples from various countries to help them understand their calling and unique role in God’s plans for Israel. Since 2003 they have worked extensively in Germany with a focus on building a bridge between the youth in both nations. They have been part of the community of believers in the Tel Aviv area for 13 years and Jerusalem for 8 years.
They currently reside in a village near Tiberias, and are part of the Morningstar Congregation. As individuals and as a ministry, they desire to partner with other brethren whenever possible and are committed to walking in transparency and accountability. For more information you can go to “The History of Emmaus Way.”