Rabbi Eckstein recently spent a day with some of Israel’s Bedouin community, an ethnic group that numbers around 200,000 in Israel. They are currently ranked among the lowest on Israel’s socio-economic scale.
The Fellowship supports the Bedouin community with several of our programs, including Passover clothing and food cards; With Dignity and Fellowship, which provides impoverished elderly help with food, medicine, and companionship; and Bikes4All, an educational program that provides bicycles, outings, and races for 600 children living in these communities.
While in the village of al-Kasom, Rabbi Eckstein met with some of the children participating in the Bikes4All program, greeting them warmly and encouraging them to become full, contributing citizens of the Holy Land.
The Fellowship will be expanding our help to Israel’s impoverished Bedouin community to include emergency medical assistance, gifts for new recruits in the Israel Defense Forces, and scholarships for students who graduate from the army or form their national service.