IFCJ Announces George Mamo Resignation

The Fellowship  |  July 2, 2019

Chicago IL, July 3rd, 2019 – The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews announced today that George W. Mamo, the Chief Executive Officer, has advised the Board that he will be leaving the organization and retiring, effective August 1st, 2019.

“George has served the Fellowship extremely well for over twenty years and the Board is pleased that he is staying on for a transition period until August 1st to work with the interim CEO”. said Chair of the Board, the Hon. Stockwell Day, PC,ICD.D.

“Following the untimely, tragic loss of our Founder, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein in February 2019, George has played an important role in the transition to new leadership under Yael Eckstein as the President. The organization has been undergoing a planned re-structuring and  now that the it has been largely completed, Mr. Mamo informed the Board that by stepping down at this time, it will provide the opportunity to move forward, with fresh leadership in the important position of Chief Executive Officer.”

“I am honored to have served the Fellowship – first as the Chief Operating Officer and then as the Chief Executive Officer – at a time of great growth and tremendous success in helping those in need. I am proud of the work of our staff, the generosity of our donors and the commitment of our partners and supporters, in Israel, the United States, Canada and elsewhere”, said George W. Mamo.

“After twenty years with the Fellowship, and over forty years serving in non-profit organizations, I feel now is the time to make a change and I look forward to the opportunity to start a new chapter in my life,” added Mr. Mamo.

“ I want to personally thank George for his enduring vision and commitment to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews”, said Yael Eckstein, President of the Fellowship. “He was of enormous help to my father, and he has been a source of strength to me and to the entire Fellowship. He will be missed.”

 

Founded in 1983 by the late Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) funds humanitarian aid to the needy in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world, promotes prayer and advocacy on behalf of the Jewish state, and provides resources that help build bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews.

As President of The Fellowship, Yael Eckstein oversees all ministry programs and serves as the international spokesperson. Prior to her present duties, Yael served as global executive vice president, senior vice president and director of program development and ministry outreach. Based in Jerusalem, Yael is a published writer and a respected social services professional.


The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) was founded in 1983 to promote better understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews and build broad support for Israel. Today it is one of the leading forces helping Israel and Jews in need worldwide — and is the largest channel of Christian support for Israel. Founded by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, The Fellowship now raises more than $120 million per year, mostly from Christians, to assist Israel and the Jewish people. Since its founding, The Fellowship has raised more than $1.8 billion for this work. The organization has offices in Jerusalem, Chicago, Toronto and Seoul. For more information, visit www.ifcj.org.

Yael Eckstein is the President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. In this role, Eckstein oversees all ministry programs and serves as the organization’s international spokesperson. She can be heard on The Fellowship’s daily radio program airing on 1,500 stations worldwide. Before her present duties, Yael served as global executive vice president, senior vice president, and director of program development and ministry outreach. Based in Jerusalem, Yael is a published writer, leading international advocate for persecuted religious minorities, and a respected social services professional. As President and CEO of The Fellowship, she also holds the rare distinction of being a woman leading one of America’s largest religious not-for-profit organizations.

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