Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

Rabbi Eckstein places a humble hand on his daughter Yael Eckstein's head in Jerusalem

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Remembering Our Humble Beginnings

Remaining humble is the key to success in the future, so let us thank God for what He has allowed us to do so far, while leaning into our personal humility as we continue to do His work.

Yael Eckstin with her father Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein in Jerusalem

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Giving Thanks for Fathers

I give thanks to God for my father, Rabbi Eckstein, and all fathers who provide wise guidance and support to their families.

Auschwitz: A Haunting Question

Fellowship Blog

Auschwitz: A Haunting Question

Eighty years after the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp opened, we share the somber reflections of our beloved Rabbi Eckstein, of blessed memory, after he visited this site where more than a million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust.

Rabbi Eckstein and young Ethiopian olim, 2012

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: Such Favor in Your Eyes

In this photo from the final mass exodus of Ethiopian Jews to Israel, Rabbi Eckstein greets a young olim (immigrant) to the Holy Land.

Yechiel and Yael Eckstein in Jerusalem

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Remembering My Abba, One Year Later

I miss my father dearly. As I remember him this week, I also celebrate his life, rejoice in his legacy, and thank God for his love that will never leave me.

Project Spotlight: Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein Memorial Freedom Flight

Fellowship Blog

Project Spotlight: Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein Memorial Freedom Flight

February marks one year since the passing of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, one of Israel’s greatest advocates. Today, it is up to us to continue Rabbi Eckstein's prophetic work.

IDF soldiers pray at Western Wall in Israel

Stand For Israel

Preparing for War and Peace

An Israeli writer and Fellowship friend looks at the confusing moment Israel finds herself in in the Middle East of today.

Yael Eckstein at Rambam Hospital shock trauma unit

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

The Only Thing We Take with Us

I was inspired by my father’s legacy of kindness and generosity at the recent dedication of Rambam Hospital’s shock trauma unit, which was made possible because of blessings from Fellowship friends like you who continue his life’s work of blessing others.

Yael Eckstein praying at Western Wall

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Give Thanks to the Lord

The message of Thanksgiving — that even in the toughest times, we must appreciate our blessings — particularly resonates with me this year. I pray that your heart will be filled with gratefulness for the many blessings, as well.

Yael Eckstein happily hugs passengers exiting a plane

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

The Power of Partnership

Though at one time it was a radical idea, today, the relationship between Christians and Jews is not only possible, but a blessing to us all. Let us continue to work in the spirit of togetherness, united in service to our God.

Rabbi Eckstein and Shlomi Peles

Fellowship Blog

Filling the Vacuum

Fellowship partner Shlomi Peles of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the FSU writes to the Jerusalem Post not only to lament Rabbi Eckstein's passing, but to laud the bright future of The Fellowship.

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