The Fellowship continues its mission of bridge-building between the Jewish state and the Jewish people and African-American Christians.
Fellowship Bridge Blog
Today, International Women’s Day, is the perfect time to highlight some of the many projects The Fellowship supports in Israel and around the world to offer women the educational, spiritual, physical, and emotional assistance they need to live a full, healthy life.
The Fellowship’s Yael Eckstein spoke at the Knesset’s (Israeli parliament’s) Committee for Aliyah, Absorption, and the Diaspora this morning at their meeting to discuss “Overcoming Anti-Semitism in the U.S.” While most of the speakers focused on the rising tide of anti-Semitism, Yael spoke about the Christian friends who are standing strong with the Jewish community in these difficult times.
Natalia, 44, always dreamed of making aliyah (immigrating to Israel) one day. She believed living in the Holy Land would allow her to return to her Jewish roots. “I always thought that Israel is my real home,” says Natalia. Thanks to our Fellowship Freedom Fights, Natalia and her family are finally home in Israel.
After the many waves of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers across America recently, The Fellowship is calling for unity. Jewish News Service reports on the efforts of The Fellowship and our faithful supporters to unify against hate.
Every day Jews around the world dream of making aliyah (immigrating to Israel), but they cannot fulfill this dream for many reasons, such as financial troubles or worries about beginning a new life with no support. Thankfully, the Fellowship’s aliyah program helps these immigrants through informational seminars, financial aid, and helpful volunteers. So when we received this thank-you letter from a couple who are originally from Turkey, we felt excited to know our program is changing the lives of Jews around the world for the better.
For women dealing with physical or verbal abuse at home by a loved one, speaking out or finding help can be difficult. Thankfully, Bet Melech, a Fellowship-supported women’s shelter for battered women and children, is the only shelter in Israel specifically for Orthodox Jewish women, giving them a safe haven where their religious values are respected. Writing for The Jerusalem Post, Carmit Sapir Weitz tells us more about the aid provided at this lifesaving shelter.
Immanuel lives alone in a small apartment. Unfortunately, the only visitor he has is his homecare aide, who visits him for three hours twice a week. While he feels so grateful to have someone to share a few hours with, he spends most of his time in loneliness - until Fellowship volunteers arrived at his door.
We want to thank all the members of the Fellowship of Baptist Organizations who did a great job of showing Christian support for the Jewish state during their Fellowship-sponsored tour of Israel.
The members of the Fellowship of Baptist Organizations began their day with a visit to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.