Welcome to The Fellowship Family

Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

Shalom from the Holy Land

Shalom, and welcome to our Fellowship Family! Thank you for your support – it’s your support that makes The Fellowship something more than just an organization. Together, we are a community, a ministry, and a family.

And as a part of this family, you are partnering with and ministering to God’s people – across the globe, in Ukraine and the former Soviet Union, and in the Holy Land of Israel.

Coming to you from the Holy Land, Yael Eckstein would like to personally welcome you and thank you for joining us in the ministry of blessing God’s people.

Blessing God’s People

God promised in Genesis 12:3 that He will bless those who bless His people, Israel. That is what The Fellowship has been called to do – blessing the Jewish people on behalf of people of faith like you. And that is what, together, we continue to do.

As people of faith – Christians and Jews – we called to do God’s holy work together. For the first time in history, our faiths are building bridges of fellowship and working together. And now you have joined us in this work, in showing God’s people that they are loved, that they are not alone, that they are blessed.

You’re Making an Impact

This holy work that you allow us to carry out does just that – tangibly blesses Jewish people. The Fellowship provides lifesaving aid each year to millions of Jewish people.

We feed and clothe the needy – the elderly, Holocaust survivors, orphans, struggling families. We provide safety and security for Jewish people facing violence and terror, be it in the Holy Land, in Ukraine and the former Soviet Union, or elsewhere. And we bring thousands of God’s people home on aliyah flights to their biblical homeland, Israel.




Our Story

Black and white image of Rabbi Eckstein giving a speech at a podium.
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

1983: The Fellowship Is Founded

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein founds the Holyland Fellowship of Christians and Jews to fulfill his vision of building bridges of understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews.

Black and white image of Rabbi Eckstein standing with a family who just made Aliyah.
Rabbi Eckstein with aliyah flight

1990: On Wings of Eagles Takes Flight

The Fellowship launches On Wings of Eagles to bring Jews to Israel following the collapse of the Soviet Union. In the decades to come, The Fellowship has continued to bring home thousands of Jews from nearly 50 countries.

Rabbi Eckstein with his hand on his daughter, Yael Eckstein's head as he's blessing her.
Rabbi Eckstein blesses Yael

2019: Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, Of Blessed Memory

On February 6, The Fellowship lost its beloved founder when Rabbi Eckstein passed away. His daughter, Yael Eckstein, lost her beloved father, whose footsteps she has followed as she leads The Fellowship into the future.

Yael Eckstein sitting near bed of bedridden elderly woman.
Yael Eckstein visits elderly in Ukraine

2021: More Than 2 Million Jewish Lives Changed

Despite a global pandemic and uncertainty and trouble around the world, The Fellowship reaches a milestone when it helps 2 million people in one year.

What We Do

Yael Eckstein holding a food box while sitting on a couch with an elderly woman.

Guardians of Israel

Provides food, housing, medical care, clothing, and other essentials to the neediest in Israel, while also comforting and providing for those whose lives have been devastated by terror.

Elderly Jewish woman feeding a young boy with a kippah on.

Isaiah 58

Cares for Jews in the former Soviet Union who are impoverished and suffering, including elderly Holocaust survivors and orphaned and abandoned children by providing them with food, medical care, clothing, and housing.

IFCJ volunteer handing a young boy an Israeli flag who just made aliyah.

On Wings of Eagles

Assists needy Jews in making aliyah (immigrating to Israel) to escape anti-Semitism and extreme poverty, and provides them with resettlement assistance to help them become full, productive citizens of Israel.

Yael Eckstein on a balcony in Jerusalem standing next to an American and Israeli flag.

Stand for Israel

Engages people both spiritually and politically on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people, by encouraging them to pray and advocate for the Jewish state and fight anti-Israel bias in the media.

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