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Join the Isaiah 58 Fast!

Join The Fellowship in our Isaiah 58 Fast as thousands of churches across America and the world fast with us in response to God's call to care for Jews in the former Soviet Union who are needy, hungry, and homeless.

Different Type of Fast

An Isaiah 58 Fast is drawn from the Scripture passage in which God Himself asks, "Is this not the kind of fasting I have chosen?" (Isaiah 58:6). Isaiah 58 is known in both Jewish and evangelical Christian theology as the "fasting" chapter of Scripture.

After asking this all-important question, God then revealed to Isaiah -- and to us -- the specific elements of the fast that is both pleasing and acceptable to Him. It is not simply to give up certain foods or other provisions for the body. According to Isaiah 58:7, this acceptable fast consists of:

  • Dividing our bread with the hungry
  • Providing shelter to the homeless
  • Clothing the unclothed

Isaiah 58 is a vivid reminder that our commitment to people in need involves much more than just feeling sympathy for them.

Collection for Need

The goal of this special fast is to raise $58 from each family or congregation member to be used toward food, clothing, and shelter for destitute Jewish families, children, elderly couples, and individuals in the former Soviet Union who have no one else to turn to for help.

We also suggest this effort culminate in a special collection of the "fruit" of this fast.

Participate Online

Your members who accept this opportunity can raise their gift online. It will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for small groups as they reach out in love to the neediest descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob through this Isaiah 58 Fast. To learn more about how your small group can participant, enter the Participant Center

Complete Church Kit

To help you prepare for this event, The Fellowshiphas a complete church kit that includes:

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About The Fellowship

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) funds humanitarian aid to the needy in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world, promotes prayer and advocacy on behalf of the Jewish state, and provides resources that help build bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews.

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