August 1

Tisha B’Av

No one likes to be sad. We often try to avoid acknowledging sadness at all costs. But on the Jewish calendar, one day is reserved for the very purpose of remembering tragedy: Tisha B’Av, observed this past week. Destruction, expulsion, and persecution are recurring themes of this day. So why should we remember this day at all? Maybe it’s because these very tragedies can drive us closer to God! Learn how to grow spiritually through this day of sorrow in this week’s program, and enjoy a story from Apples of Gold.


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The Feasts of Israel: Seasons of the Messiah

The Bible is a Jewish book written by Jewish writers with a Jewish worldview. That means the holidays and feasts of the Old Testament have hidden meanings that are clear in a Jewish context that we should know, too!

The Feasts of Israel: Seasons of the Messiah will teach you the fullness of Jesus’ ministry by explaining the rich symbolism of the feasts of Israel.


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ISRAEL: Whose Land Is It Anyway?

The Jewish people want it. The Arabs want it. They both claim divine, legal, and historical rights to it. They have gone to war because of it. This controversy rages on because of one tiny piece of land in the Middle East: modern-day Israel. So the question is: Whose land is it anyway?


This booklet analyzes the Jewish and Arab claims to the land and makes sense of all the arguments surrounding the struggle. With historic, legal, and most importantly, biblical details about the land dispute, Whose Land Is It Anyway? will leave you with a clear, concise answer to how one should think about the land of Israel.



Timely content not heard on The Friends of Israel Today radio show.

Anti-Semitism & COVID-19

Chris interviews FOI's North American Ministry Director and frequent radio guest Steve Herzig about the bizarre claims that the Jewish people are responsible for COVID-19.

Israel Ministry Update

Hear from Meno Kalisher, Pastor of the Jerusalem Assembly as he and Chris discuss how the pandemic has affected ministry in Jerusalem?

Israel Ministry Update

Chris speaks with one of our Pastors. Pastor "A" serving in Israel. They discuss the ways ministry has continued in the Tel Aviv area.

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The bible is filled with encouragement and exhortations to not only make our requests know to God but to also bear the burdens of fellow believers.

We do this by praying for one another. We would consider it a privilege to pray specifically for you and any requests you may have. Please fill out the form and know that our team will pray for you. 


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The Friends of Israel Today is an outreach of The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry.

We stand against every form of anti-Semitism and support the right of the Jewish people to live in their ancient homeland, Israel. Additionally, FOI actively invests in the edification of Christians by teaching Scripture that exemplifies why loving the Jewish people and supporting Israel is integral to the Christian faith. Today, FOI’s presence spans the globe with ministry workers serving Jewish people worldwide.

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Chris Katulka

FOI Radio Host/Teacher

Chris joined The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry in 2004 and currently serves as Assistant Director of North American Ministries. After graduating from the Institute of Jewish Studies, he received his B.S. in Bible from Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) and a Master’s of Theology in Old Testament studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Chris lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife, Karen, and their 4 children.

Tom Gallione

Associate Producer/Engineer

Tom joined The Friends of Israel in 2000 and currently serves as Internet Ministries Manager in addition to his responsibilities with the radio program. After graduating from The Friends of Israel’s Institute of Biblical Studies, he received his B.S. in Bible and B.A. in Music from Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) in Langhorne, PA. Tom lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife, Tadako.

Sarah Fern


Sarah is the Assistant Director of Media Ministries for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry where she has been serving since 2007. Sarah has her two-year Bible certificate from Word of Life Bible Institute and her B.S. in Business Administration from Liberty University. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband, Martin, and their son.

Steve Conover

Executive Producer/Co-Host

Steve is Executive Vice President of The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry and has been part of our radio team since 1995. Steve also oversees the media ministries department. He is a graduate of The Friends of Israel’s Institute of Biblical Studies and has a certificate in broadcasting. Steve has his B.A. in Bible with a minor in Communication from Lancaster Bible College and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Leadership Studies through Capital Seminary. Steve resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife, Beth. They have two adult daughters.

The Voice of Zvi Kalisher

Mike Kellogg has been in newspaper and radio news and production for almost 50 years, both in secular and Christian venues. In 2014 he retired from Moody Radio after 42 years. He narrated the first recorded version of the NLT of the Bible. For nearly 30 years he taught at Moody Bible Institute as adjunct professor in communications. He and his wife, Nancy Smith Kellogg, consider their greatest ongoing accomplishment, rearing their six children and 17 grandchildren.

Program Music

The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold themes, as well as other music throughout our program were composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.