The Fellowship Offers Security Aid to France’s Jews

The Fellowship Offers Security Aid to France’s Jews

Credit:Claude Sarrabia

In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) has announced plans to aid France’s Jewish community.

The IFCJ pledged nearly $90,000 to bolster security at 25 synagogues and schools run by Chabad, including in Paris and Toulouse. The money will go toward hiring additional guards and electronic security systems.

“The fellowship is also considering other steps to help improve security for the entire French-Jewish community,” the group announced.

“Amid the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, it is critical that we help better protect French-Jewish communal institutions, which have been targets in the past,” IFCJ founder Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explained. “At the same time, we are extending our immediate support to any French Jew who wishes to leave France and make aliya to Israel.” . . .

“It is vital that the Jews of France know we stand side-by-side with them and will do whatever is necessary to help their community at this challenging time,” Eckstein said, adding that the IFCJ is running several programs to help new immigrants to Israel with rent, employment counseling and Hebrew lessons.

Tags: Crisis and Need IFCJ IFCJ in the News

More From Fellowship Blog

Fellowship Blog

An Israeli Grandmaster

Tatiana Zatulovskaya was a Russian-born Israeli chess player who thrice won the Soviet women's championship and twice was named world women's senior champion.

Fellowship Blog

Let’s Make Mushroom Jalapeño Matzah Ball Soup!

Try this Mexican twist on a favorite Jewish soup!

Fellowship Blog

Faces of The Fellowship: Anna

“Welcome! Come in!” Anna says to Fellowship representatives as they enter her apartment, which is small, but decorated with potted plants wherever they will fit. Anna then sits down at a small table and begins to tell her story.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed about issues affecting Israel, the Jewish people, Jewish-Christian relations, receive daily devotionals, and more.