Writers at the Times of Israel tell us more about the latest Fellowship project to strengthen the bond between the African-American and Jewish communities: a Fellowship-hosted trip to Israel that will give one gospel singer and an African-American delegation an introduction to the Holy Land!
One of North America’s largest African-American Christian groups and a hit gospel/R&B singer will visit Israel this month, on a trip sponsored by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.
Award-winning Gospel and R&B artist Bishop Rev. Marvin Sapp, of Ada, Michigan, will accompany 22 leaders of the Bahamas-based Global United Fellowship…
In recent years, the IFCJ has been reaching out to African-American Christians, fostering new ties and building new bridges based on historic relationships forged in the Civil Rights era. The Fellowship and black church leaders have been working together to advocate for Israel against the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, and jointly protested instances of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish activity. “We are grateful and blessed to be hosting this incredible group of African-American church leaders,” said Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the founder and president of the IFCJ. “Together we will see Israel up close, to be moved and inspired and to gain a new understanding of our shared histories.”
The delegation will be in Israel from September 19-26, and will tour Jewish and Christian holy sites.