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About The Fellowship (IFCJ)

Building Bridges, Changing Lives

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded in 1983 to promote understanding and cooperation between Jews and Christians and to build broad support for Israel and other shared concerns. Our vision is that Jews and Christians will reverse their 2,000-year history of discord and replace it with a relationship marked by dialogue, understanding, respect and cooperation.

Our Leadership

Portrait of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, Founder and President

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, has devoted more than 35 years to building bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews and broad support for the state of Israel.

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Portrait of Yael Eckstein

Yael Eckstein

As senior vice president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), Yael Eckstein oversees all ministry programs and serves as the international spokesperson for the $100 million organization. Prior to her present duties, Yael held the position of director of program development and ministry outreach. Based in Jerusalem, Yael is a published writer and a respected social services professional.

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Our Programs

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Guardians of Israel

Guardians of Israel program delivers food, medical care, and other essentials to more needy people than ever, while our bomb shelter renovation project ensures that more Israelis will...

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Isaiah 58

The Fellowship’s Isaiah 58 program provides food, medical care, housing and other basic assistance to poor Jews in the former Soviet Union, and finances a network of safe...

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Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein stands in front of an airplane that has just delivered new olim, immigrants, to their new home in Israel.

On Wings of Eagles

On Wings of Eagles assists needy Jews in making aliyah (immigrating to Israel). They come from all over the world — Russia, Argentina, India, Muslim countries and elsewhere...

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Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel aims to engage people both spiritually and politically on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people, by encouraging them to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem" and providing...

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The Fellowship's History

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Yechiel Eckstein recording interview on 102FM Radio

Press Room

The Fellowship is making headlines around the globe for our work to help God’s children in their time of need. Here you can find the most recent press releases regarding The Fellowship.

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Financial Accountability

At The Fellowship, we take financial accountability and good stewardship of our donors' funds very seriously! Find out how your gifts to The Fellowship were allocated to best serve Israel and needy Jewish people worldwide by viewing our Financial Summary and Audited Financial Statement.

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Fellowship FAQs

Is my gift tax-deductible? Does The Fellowship hold charitable status in Canada? Does The Fellowship have a volunteer program? These are some of the questions you can find answers to in our Fellowship FAQ's

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