International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is a well-known charity all over the world. Thanks to Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who after moving to Israel opened an office in Israel after going seeing needs of those people? His chief purpose was to raise enough money so that he can provide assistance to every Jew who would require help.
Passing of the presidency
In the 2019’s 6th February, the sad news of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein spread. Due to a heart attack, he passed away and everything was left to his daughter Yael Eckstein. He has been grooming her for the job as he was planning to retire after a year or two. Also, the board of this charity agreed as a year ago they gave a nod to the decision of making her the president of this organization to carry on the excellent work after her father retires.
Current President and programs
After her father’s passing, she took the mantle of helping Jews around the world. Her sole focus is providing all the basic needs which a Jewish person would require to have a bright future and survive in this world. From providing clothing and food to basic medical assistance this charity offers it all and will keeping raising more money to aid more people which is what Yael Eckstein said after becoming the President.
Currently, there are five programs of this organization which offers assistance to Jews who need clothing, food, shelter, resettlement in Israel, medical assistance, etc. After making Aliyah in 2005 along with her husband, she saw what this organization was doing to assist people and decided to become a part of it. She was refused a job in the organization before because her father wanted her to become a lawyer.
However, Yael Eckstein called the Chicago headquarters and got a position there where she talked to different donors and made them invest in this charity. From there, her growth started and now is currently the president of this esteemed charity.