About The Fellowship (IFCJ)
Building Bridges, Changing Lives
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded in 1983 to promote understanding and cooperation between Jews and Christians and to build broad support for Israel and other shared concerns. Our vision is that Jews and Christians will reverse their 2,000-year history of discord and replace it with a relationship marked by dialogue, understanding, respect and cooperation.
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
, devoted more than 35 years to building bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews and broad support for the state of Israel.
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.
Practical responses for suffering Israeli families
Guardians of Israel program delivers food, medical care, and other essentials to more needy people than ever, while our bomb shelter renovation project ensures that more Israelis will be safe in case of war or terrorist attack.
Helping Jewish poor in the former Soviet Union
The Fellowship's Isaiah 58 program provides food, medical care, housing and other basic assistance to poor Jews in the former Soviet Union, and finances a network of safe children's homes throughout the area.
Helping Jews immigrate to Israel
On Wings of Eagles assists needy Jews in making aliyah (immigrating to Israel). They come from all over the world — Russia, Argentina, India, Muslim countries and elsewhere — to escape anti-Semitism and extreme poverty...
Mobilizing Christian support for Israel
Stand for Israel aims to engage people both spiritually and politically on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people, by encouraging them to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem" and providing them with the facts...
The Fellowship's History
Yael Eckstein Appointed Fellowship President
February 6, 2019
Fellowship Founder and President Rabbi Eckstein Passes Away at 67
February 6, 2019
Rescuing the Persecuted
July 15, 2018
Happy Anniversary to Israel and The Fellowship!
May 14, 2018
The Fellowship Hosts its First-Ever Gala
March 25, 2018
Drones Protect Israeli Communities in the South
September 17, 2017
Aliyah to Israel Nearly Triples
December 5, 2016
The Bridge Builder: The Life and Continuing Legacy of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
August 11, 2015
Building Bridges With Brazil
March 1, 2015
Freedom Flights Show Immigrants We Care
December 22, 2014
Protecting Israeli Citizens on the Ground
July 22, 2014
Ongoing Support for War-torn Ukraine
February 27, 2014
Needy Elderly Know They Are Not Alone
September 1, 2013
Rescuing Jews in Ethiopia
August 28, 2013
Emergency Aid to Southern Israel
November 15, 2012
Building Bridges With South Korea
September 20, 2012
November 14, 2011
The Fellowship Cares for Their Employees
May 20, 2011
Holocaust Survivors Know They Are Not Alone
January 1, 2009
Happy 25th Anniversary to The Fellowship!
September 22, 2008
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