Ratings and Reviews
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Overall Score & Rating: 78.48/100
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The Western Wall in Jerusalem is the holiest site in all Judaism and one of our most important traditions is going there to lift your prayer requests before God. As we take your prayers to the Wall, we will also be praying for the needs of Israel and Jewish people.
You can be confident that your donations to The Fellowship are being used conscientiously to do the most good for Israel and Jewish people in need around the world. Explore this page to find out how we’re evaluated by trusted charity watchdog groups, read endorsements from key Jewish and Christian leaders, find out what donors and Fellowship aid recipients are saying about the impact of our work, and more.
The Fellowship regularly submits our financial information to the nation’s most established and respected charity watchdog organizations, and we work hard to receive the highest grades possible for accountability and transparency, and to constantly be improving. These organizations use varying rating and ranking criteria, so you can get a comprehensive look at how The Fellowship uses your donations. It’s only through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to do the work that we do. It’s important to us that you know your gifts to The Fellowship are being used effectively and efficiently – and we know it’s important to you too!
“We deeply appreciate your dedication and consistent support, and commend your outstanding efforts. I welcome this opportunity to express our gratitude to Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, for his dedication and contribution to this important cause. I salute the supporters of this institution, whose efforts and dedication have helped it flourish.”
Gov. Mike Huckabee
“I strongly believe that supporting Israel is one of the most meaningful things a believer can do. This is why I’m partnering with Israel’s most impactful relief organization, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.”
“Yael Eckstein is a bright and capable woman who is one of the world’s great, emerging new leaders. I believe God has raised up Yael to complete the groundbreaking work begun by her father Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who was my dear friend, and take The Fellowship to even greater heights.”
We started giving to The Fellowship around 16 years ago. I was watching a TV program, and The Fellowship came on, telling stories about the orphans and elderly they were supporting in Israel. I called immediately and began giving. Now we give monthly, some gifts bigger, some smaller – but the Lord has certainly tied us in with The Fellowship, and it’s been a huge blessing to our family.
Thirty years ago I found a brochure from The Fellowship. At the time I thought, “I’m giving to many other ministries, but this one is specifically calling out to me.” As the years went on, there was a yearning in my heart to give to Israel and to support the Jews. I’ve been giving to the ministry ever since. I’m African American, and I’m not supporting due to skin color or race, but because of a similar struggle that we faced like the Jewish people.
I’ve discovered in the past couple of years that my purpose is to support The Fellowship, to help feed and take care of the Jewish people in Israel. I feel that’s my job. We as Christians have a calling on this earth that we’re supposed to do. I have to say that because I’ve been doing my job of supporting the Jewish people I’ve been kept safe during this time.
We want to thank The Fellowship and its staff and donors for giving us all the assistance necessary to start a new life in Israel. We look forward to all the good we believe is awaiting us in our new country.
I’m alone by myself all day. I don’t go out. I don’t know what I’ll do on Passover. I may have to be here alone. I want to thank you for coming and bringing me this food. It’s saving me.
I would like to thank The Fellowship staff for doing such important work, especially during the time of the coronavirus crisis. We felt that the people who determined which products to pack thought of the needs of the elderly. Both the amount and the variety of the products were so correct.
Since early 2019, the org has been rapidly transforming to have better technology and leadership. I genuinely enjoy the people who I work with every day and am happy to support its mission.
Our work is very meaningful. Knowing you are feeding the poor and helping the vulnerable by doing your job is something we all hold onto. We’re a family at IFCJ. We support each other and genuinely care about each other. We have a strategic 5-year plan for the first time and there is a plan to actually accomplish it. It’s just a top-notch place to work right now.
A great place to work, with fantastic people, great benefits and a worthy cause!
The Fellowship is a trusted non-profit with decades of experience supporting Jewish people in need – in Israel, the former Soviet Union, and around the world. Thanks to our faithful donors, we’re able to fight poverty, provide security, and facilitate aliyah (immigration to Israel) through hundreds of lifesaving projects.
- We’ve been distributing aid to the needy in Israel and the former Soviet Union for 37 years
- Since its founding in 1983, The Fellowship has raised more than $1.8 billion to assist Jewish people in need
- We are the largest provider of humanitarian aid in Israel
- The Fellowship established a $20 million fund to assist those hardest hit by coronavirus pandemic in Israel and the former Soviet Union
- In 2019:
- Our donors helped more than 1.7 million people in need
- More than 700,000 meals were provided by The Fellowship in soup kitchens around the world
- 156,971 Holocaust survivors and elderly were able to access to medical care, food deliveries, and warm companionship
- 256,322 children and families received food, medicine, clothing, and other assistance
- 5,385 were brought home to the Holy Land thanks to The Fellowship and our donors
At The Fellowship, we take financial accountability and good stewardship of our donors’ funds very seriously! Find out how your gifts to The Fellowship were allocated to best serve Israel and needy Jewish people worldwide in IFCJ’s financial summary and more.Read More