The late Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein founded the IFCJ in 1983 to “help build bridges between Christians and Jews, and as a source of support for Israel and Jews around the world”

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, stalwart promoter of ties between Jews and Christians, dies at 67
by Jackson Richman
February 6, 2019

Israeli American Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, whose life goal was to promote a dialogue between Jews and Christians, died on Wednesday at the age of 67 from sudden heart failure. Born in New York City, he held dual citizenship, having become an Israeli citizen in 2002. Eckstein founded the [Chicago-based] International Fellowship of Christians and Jews in 1983…Under Eckstein’s leadership, IFCJ raised more than $1.3 billion, or $140 million annually, mostly from evangelical Christians, to help the State of Israel and Jews. IFCJ has helped immigrants move to Israel from the former Soviet Union, Ethiopia, VenezuelaUkraine and other places, and has assisted them in Israel such as providing food care packages for Jewish holidays. READ MORE

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