About Us

About Us


Brit Chadashah

“Brit Chadashah” (the New Covenant) is a Messianic Fellowship in Sydney. We meet together fortnightly for Bible studies from a Messianic Perspective.

Brit Chadashah is Hebrew for the “New Covenant”. We are a unique fellowship made up of Jewish and Gentile people who are believers in Yeshua as the promised Messiah of Israel. Brit Chadashah is part of a worldwide Messianic Jewish movement of hundreds of fellowships.

As a Messianic fellowship, we are committed to celebrating our faith in Yeshua in a way that reflects our scriptural Jewish heritage. Being a fellowships of Jews and Gentiles, we testify to the peace that God has brought into our lives through Yeshua.

In the New Covenant Scriptures, in the book of John, a Jewish man exclaimed, “We have found Him of whom Moses and the prophets have written, Yeshua of Nazareth!” and this is our testimony as well.

If you don’t know Yeshua as your Messiah, we encourage you to search out the Scriptures for yourself. God promised in the book of Jeremiah, “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”

Celebrate Messiah

Celebrate Messiah has been sharing the love of Messiah with Jewish people in Australia since it was was founded in 1995 by Lawrence and Louise Hirsch. Lawrence is a Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus) and the current Executive Director of Celebrate Messiah.

Celebrate Messiah is an interdenominational, evangelistic society dedicated to raising the banner of Messiah amongst God’s ancient people in Australia and abroad through our partnership with Chosen People Global Ministries.

To learn more about “Celebrate Messiah“, please visit: http://www.CelebrateMessiah.com.au.


Building a Messianic Community of Jews and Gentiles who are a living testimony for Messiah Yeshua.



In all things we wish to honour and glorify God through Messiah Yeshua.


We believe that love must undergird all aspects of our ministry and community.


We value discipling believers in a way that develops spiritual integrity.


We value a vibrant, worshipping environment that expresses our Messianic-Jewish heritage.


We are committed to ministry that earnestly seeks to be culturally and spiritually relevant to the Jewish people we are wishing to reach.


We are an integral part of the Body of Messiah worldwide made up of both Jews and Gentiles.


We uphold Jewish and Gentile believers as equal members of the body and value a fellowship that recognises the worth of each individual.


We believe that God specially and individually gifts all members of the fellowship for works of service and ministry.


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Community Leaders


Paul Cohen

Paul Cohen was born in the Netherlands in 1963.  After finishing High School in 1983 he went to live in Israel and spent a brief period in Yeshiva (Jewish Theological College) in Jerusalem. Paul met his wife Sue in Israel and later immigrated to Australia where Sue had grown up. Sue became a believer in Yeshua (Jesus) in 1984 and was instrumental in Paul becoming a believer in February 1987. Since 1992 Paul has been teaching on the Jewish background of the New Testament. Paul has a heart to see his people know the love and grace of their true Messiah and a strong desire to teach the Bible from a Jewish frame of reference. He is the teaching elder at Brit Chadashah, a Messianic Fellowship in Sydney. Paul and Sue have two children and four grandchildren they all reside on the Central Coast of NSW. 

Harry and Zelda

Harry & Zelda

Harry and Zelda Hamman hail from South Africa, and migrated to Australia, in 1994. They came to faith in Messiah Yeshua as young people.
They are foundation members of Brit Chadashah and have been associated with Celebrate Messiah for the past 15 years. Harry is also on the board of Celebrate Messiah.
They fulfill the role of pastoral Elders and their lives display a caring & loving attitude towards all of God’s people.
Harry and Zelda live in the St Ives community and the meetings of Brit Chadashah have for the past four and half years been held in their home.