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Harelik-Astapchanak family, olim from Belarus, 2020

Fellowship Blog

Belarus – Among the Few European Countries Without Stay-at-Home Orders

Jews in places like Belarus already face raging anti-Semitism and crippling economic prospects. Now they must face an international pandemic, as well.

Yael Eckstein holds olim chilld who is coming home to Israel on a Fellowship Freedom Flight, February 2020

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Coming Home to Israel

Just as I was blessed to make aliyah (immigrate to Israel), you bless so many by bringing God’s children home “from the four corners of the earth.”

Yael Eckstein praying at Western Wall

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Turning to God – In Good Times and Bad

As we turn to God in these uncertain times, I hope will you let us pray for you. May He hear all of our prayers and answer them for the very best.

Girl in Israel celebrates Shavuot, 1951

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Shavuot — Practicing Gratitude

Yael explores the history and meaning of Shavuot, and what both Jews and Christians can learn from this holiday known as the “Festival of Harvest.”

Rabbis pray for holiday at Western Wall during coronavirus pandemic, 2020

Fellowship Blog

From Purim to Shavuot — In and Out of the Coronavirus Lockdown

A Fellowship staff member in Israel prays that the anniversary of God giving His Word will also be a day when we can celebrate our good health and the health of people around the world.

Hermann Gruenwald

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Tribute to a Survivor

The Fellowship has lost a friend, Hermann Gruenwald, who survived Auschwitz and spent the rest of his life adding light to this dark world.

Yael Eckstein praying at Western Wall

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Fasting in Fellowship

We come together for a day of unity in response to the spiritual calling of our time: to search for God, to find ourselves, and to reach out to one another.

Planes fly over Israel's flag during Yom Haatzmaut

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Praise and Celebration on Israel’s Independence Day

This year, we still have tremendous joy and boundless gratitude to God, saying: “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.”

The Fellowship's Yael Eckstein looks up at the Babi Yar memorial in remembrance

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Remembering the Holocaust, This Year and Every Year

Times will change, even in ways we never imagined. But our commitment to remembering the Holocaust must always remain the same.

Eckstein family model Passover seder

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Teaching Our Children to Seek Wisdom

As Yael celebrates the sacred season of Passover with her family, we offer you this message excerpted from her new book.

Eckstein family model Passover seder

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Why Is Passover Different This Year?

As we hold tight to Him, we will sing, celebrate, and shout our praises to our God, Who delivers us from harm and blesses us with complete salvation.

Brazilian olim arrive in Israel on Fellowship Freedom Flight

Fellowship Blog

New Israelis Zigzag to Holy Land on Fellowship Freedom Flight

Despite fear and uncertainty during the coronavirus crisis, 31 Brazilian Jews have at last made aliyah with The Fellowship.

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