The Fellowship adds new mobile bomb shelters in the heavily bombarded City of Ashkelon in Israel

The Fellowship  |  May 13, 2021

(Photo: Yossi Zeliger)

JERUSALEM — In response to the conflict in Israel this week, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) placed 13 mobile bomb shelters in the heavily bombarded city of Ashkelon yesterday. Three more shelters were placed in the nearby Hof Ashkelon Region Council community, and 4 will be placed in Sderot on Friday. The Fellowship also provided security staff in Ashkelon with 25 protective vests. Though the pandemic subdued terror activity in 2020, The Fellowship has been actively preparing for future conflicts, placing 59 mobile bomb shelters and distributing nearly 1,000 protective vest in the past 18 months alone. To date, The Fellowship has placed over 2,800 bomb shelters throughout Israel.


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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