Chicago IL, July 3rd, 2019 – The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews announced today that George W. Mamo, the Chief Executive Officer, has advised the Board that he will be leaving the organization and retiring, effective August 1st, 2019.
“George has served the Fellowship extremely well for over twenty years and the Board is pleased that he is staying on for a transition period until August 1st to work with the interim CEO”. said Chair of the Board, the Hon. Stockwell Day, PC,ICD.D.
“Following the untimely, tragic loss of our Founder, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein in February 2019, George has played an important role in the transition to new leadership under Yael Eckstein as the President. The organization has been undergoing a planned re-structuring and now that the it has been largely completed, Mr. Mamo informed the Board that by stepping down at this time, it will provide the opportunity to move forward, with fresh leadership in the important position of Chief Executive Officer.”
“I am honored to have served the Fellowship – first as the Chief Operating Officer and then as the Chief Executive Officer – at a time of great growth and tremendous success in helping those in need. I am proud of the work of our staff, the generosity of our donors and the commitment of our partners and supporters, in Israel, the United States, Canada and elsewhere”, said George W. Mamo.
“After twenty years with the Fellowship, and over forty years serving in non-profit organizations, I feel now is the time to make a change and I look forward to the opportunity to start a new chapter in my life,” added Mr. Mamo.
“ I want to personally thank George for his enduring vision and commitment to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews”, said Yael Eckstein, President of the Fellowship. “He was of enormous help to my father, and he has been a source of strength to me and to the entire Fellowship. He will be missed.”
Founded in 1983 by the late Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) funds humanitarian aid to the needy in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world, promotes prayer and advocacy on behalf of the Jewish state, and provides resources that help build bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews.
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.