Chosen People Ministries

The Moody Church has the privilege of partnering with Chosen People Ministries to serve the broader Jewish population of Chicago. Chosen People exists to pray for, evangelize, disciple, and serve Jewish people everywhere and to help fellow believers do the same.


For more information about Chosen People, please visit; to learn more about Pastor Roy Schwarcz, please visit his Chosen People page here. 

Finding Hope in Israel's Holy Days

Join Beth Sar Shalom and Chosen People Ministries for “Finding Hope in Israel’s Holy Days,” a celebration of Rosh Hashanah (Friday September 18), Yom Kippur (Sunday September 27), and Sukkot (Friday October 2).


The Jewish Holy Days foreshadow God’s redemptive program and were designed to call God’s people to revival and renewal. These special virtual worship services will bless, inform, and encourage God’s people.


Find detailed information and registration for all three services on the Chosen People Ministries website.

Rosh Hashanah — Friday September 18

Rosh Hashanah inaugurates the High Holiday season. It is known as the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) in Leviticus 23, and today it is also celebrated as the Jewish New Year. Although this is a traditional Jewish holiday, it has application and significance for believers in Messiah today. We offer up ourselves to the Lord as living sacrifices and acknowledge that without His mercy and grace, we would be without hope. We rejoice in God and the work of Messiah, which allows us to stand justified before Him.

Yom Kippur — Sunday September 27

Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—takes place 10 days after Rosh Hashanah on the tenth of Tishrei. The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are known as the Days of Awe, and Yom Kippur is the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar. As believers in Yeshua, this day is important for us to confess our sins, take a “spiritual audit” of the year, remember Yeshua’s atonement for our sin, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Sukkot — Friday October 2

Sukkot is called “the time of our rejoicing.” We rejoice in the redemptive work that took place during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and we celebrate that God is now in our midst, dwelling with us. It is the only fall feast that mentions other nations, as it has a future, Messianic application. When Jesus returns to rule and reign from Jerusalem, all nations will bring offerings to Jerusalem and bow before Him. Sukkot is a wonderful time to rejoice in our future hope and our inheritance in Messiah.

Beth Sar Shalom Bible Study

Meeting Wednesdays at 7:00pm via Zoom 


In conjunction with Chosen People Ministries, Moody Church missionary Roy Schwarz leads this Bible study walking through the book of Genesis. You’ll learn the unity of the old and new covenants from a Jewish perspective, helping you better understand the Jewish roots of our faith in Jesus


It’s a wonderful opportunity for Christians and Jewish people to learn together from our shared Scriptures. Everyone is welcome!


For more information, contact Roy at


To join the Zoom meeting, please contact Ryan Karp at

Leadership: Roy Schwarcz

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