Chosen People Ministries exists to pray for, evangelize, disciple, and serve Jewish people everywhere and to help fellow believers do the same. The mission was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1894 by Rabbi Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant with a zeal to share the knowledge of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah with God's chosen people.
Today, Chosen People Ministries serves in thirteen countries across the globe. Their outreach programs include evangelism and discipleship, Messianic Centers and congregations, equipping the local church for Jewish evangelism, print and web publications, and benevolence work.
Locally, this ministry is represented by Rabbi Mitch Forman and his wife Kina.
In 2006, Mitch became involved in the leadership of a Russian Jewish Messianic congregation in Newton, which is a suburb of Boston. The congregation has seen a number of people received the Lord, and baptized almost all the new believers.
Mitch is currently involved in planning the establishment of the Dr. Louis Goldberg Messianic Jewish Center. Dr. Goldberg was a towering figure in Jewish scholarship who taught for many years at Moody Bible Institute and was Mitch’s mentor.
This Center will represent the re-establishment of Chosen People Ministries in Boston, providing a place for worship, community outreach and a variety of activities designed to nurture Messianic faith. Boston also offers wonderful opportunities to minister to a student population – places like Harvard, Boston University and M.I.T. are just three of the educational institutions that serve about 250,000 students – a large number of them Jewish.