The International Fellowship of Christian and Jews (IFCJ) is a philanthropic organization under the presidentship of Yael Eckstein which was created with a vision of creating cooperation and understanding between Jewish and Christian communities and has been serving Jewish community since its inception.
Helping Lone Soldiers in Israel
Yael Eckstein had launched donations in the form of gift coupons for the lone Israeli soldiers stationed in Israel. These gift coupons are valid in supermarkets and aimed at giving soldiers an opportunity to purchase clothing, food, footwear, electronics and other things. The donations were arranged in cooperation with Yahad-United. The organization worked with the Defense Ministry that funnelled donations for the Israeli military unit and soldiers.
A Global Initiative
The soldiers who had received these gift coupons were lone soldiers who were stationed in the country without their families. These soldiers were from 76 countries like Ukraine and Russia. The president of the foundation, Yael Eckstein helps hundreds of soldiers who come from low-income families and the lone soldiers coming to Israel on their own. This initiative was taken in memory of late Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein the former President of the Fellowship.
The ICFJ has been championing the cause of betterment of Jewish communities and the army by partnering with multiple donors from different parts of the world. The Israel Defense Forces have been benefitted by the Fellowship and they have developed creative solutions to provide assistance to the soldiers. These efforts enable the soldiers to serve in harmony.
Yael Eckstein has followed in her father’s footsteps, the former President of IFCJ Rabbi Eckstein and her leadership has helped comfort many Jewish families and her friendly relations with her donors has ensured very promising contributions keep pouring in for her organization.