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Israel Awards Academic Scholarships to 40 IDF Christian Veterans

Rabbi Eckstein and Father Naddaf. Photo: IFCJ Rabbi Eckstein and Father Naddaf. Photo: IFCJ

Many Christian Israelis struggle to integrate into Jewish culture of the Holy Land, but Father Naddaf, founder of the Israeli Christians Recruitment Forum, and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) work together to change this reality. And one of the most helpful things you can do for a young person in Israel is to help them receive a successful college education, breaking the cycle of poverty and giving them the chance for a bright and promising future!

The aim of the scholarship program is to continue to encourage the integration of young members of the Christian community into Israeli society, while reducing gaps and providing opportunities to acquire a higher education.

“We believe that every Israeli citizen deserves equal rights and opportunities in all areas of life, while on their part they provide an active share and contribute to Israeli society,” said Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of the IFCJ...

Naddaf added that full integration into society “does not happen in one day” but rather is a long process that began with the establishment of the Forum four years ago.

“It begins with the youth and continues in enlistment in the IDF or national service and paves the way towards studies in higher education institutions and integration into the workforce. We are there every step of the way in order to encourage, strengthen, and support,” he said.

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