On the cover: The year was 1896. The
Williamsburg section of Brooklyn embraced a
wealthier, more cosmopolitan class of Jewish
people than the Brownsville section. Yet,
reasoned Rabbi Cohn, they are just as lost and
just as in need of salvation as the Jewish people
in Brownsville. Additionally, the Williamsburg
section of Brooklyn had approximately 50,000
Jews, while the Brownsville section had only
around 20,000. Without question, more Jewish
people could be reached with the gospel if a
witness could go forth in the Williamsburg
section of Brooklyn. Leopold knew that God
honored faith. He had trusted God for the
financial backing needed to reach the Jews in
Brownsville. Now he determined to trust God
for the financial backing needed to reach the
Jews in Williamsburg. When Leopold went to
Williamsburg in search of a place, he immediately
found a store that would suit the needs of the
mission, but he lacked the funds. Leopold put
down a $5 deposit in good faith. Later, the Lord
provided through a faithful Christian woman
and many other friends along the way. In the
125 years since then, we have seen the Lord’s
faithfulness time and time again!
Celebrate Messiah was founded in 1995 by Lawrence and Louise Hirsch for the
purpose of “Bringing the Message to the Original Messengers,” that is, sharing the
Good News of Messiah with God’s ancient covenant people, the Jewish people.
In 2001 Celebrate Messiah joined in partnership with Chosen People Global
Ministries, a mission begun in Brooklyn in 1894 by Leopold Cohn, a rabbi who
came to faith in Yeshua (Jesus) as the Messiah. Rabbi Cohn knew that he could not
withhold this truth from his beloved Jewish people. He and his wife, Rose, began
sharing the Gospel with their fellow Jews and the work began to grow.
Chosen People Ministries has remained faithful to Rabbi Cohn’s vision: to convey
the message of Yeshua the Messiah “to the Jew first and also to the Gentile”
(Romans 1:16). Today, Chosen People Global Ministries has a messianic testimony
in many countries around the world. The work of Celebrate Messiah focuses on
reaching out to Jewish people in Australia, New Zealand and reaching the “forgotten
Jews” of Far East Russia. Celebrate Messiah also supports messianic Jewish ministry
in the heart of the Jewish world, Jerusalem.
Please pray that the eyes of Jewish people around the world would be opened to
Yeshua the Messiah. And please pray for the work of Celebrate Messiah, that we may
continue faithfully in bringing the Good News to God’s Chosen People.
If you want to learn more about Celebrate Messiah and
Chosen People Ministries, write, call, or visit our website.
P.O. Box 304, Caulfield South VIC 3162 AUSTRALIA