Eckstein believed that bringing non-Jews into the miraculous rebirth of the State of Israel was part of our divine mandate as a nation and his personal calling.
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
That’s the message I woke up to Wednesday morning from a friend on the west coast. A few minutes later I learned that our mutual friends, Ossie Mills, had died suddenly at 58. We chatted about Ossie, how I got to know him through a unique project he was running to bring Christians to Israel, how it was in fact Ossie who introduced us. And we consoled one another.
Every Sunday through Friday, President and Founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ or The Fellowship), Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, sent out daily devotionals along with a scripture verse and the Hebrew Word of the Day to encourage understanding of Israel, the Jewish faith and Christianity’s Jewish roots. These devotionals have been a blessing to thousands of people over the years.
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ/The Fellowship) organized two flights this week from Ukraine to bring 400 olim (new immigrants) to a new life in Israel. It brings to more than 1,000 the number of new immigrants that the IFCJ has facilitated making aliyah (literally elevation).
On a day in August, annually for the last 12 years, physicians and ordinary citizens take off for a face-to-face discussion of the latest in Israeli medicine. Some 1,500 people, most of them Jerusalemites, filled Teddy Hall (named in memory of the city’s legendary mayor Teddy Kollek) at the city’s International Convention Center for a… Read more »
Over the years our Christian partners have contributed more than $1.4 billion, mostly with an average sacrificial donation of $76 per person, to help Israel and the Jewish people. These are not wealthy mega donors, but people who care wholeheartedly for Israel and relate to the Jewish people with unconditional love.