Whereas Rejoicing and Remembering the Previous, The Fellowship Continues to Unite Christians and Jews Like Our World Has By no means Seen

CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Worldwide Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) will probably be celebrating its Fortieth anniversary in 2023 with purposeful occasions highlighting its mission and work, previous and current. Just lately acknowledged because the eighty fifth largest charity in the US by Forbes with constant excessive marks from Charity Navigator, The Fellowship started from Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein’s dream of constructing bridges of understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews.

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At this time, led by Rabbi Eckstein’s daughter, Yael Eckstein, The Fellowship is named the biggest supplier of humanitarian support in Israel, with applications targeted on assuaging poverty, offering safety, and supporting aliyah (immigration to Israel). Additional fueled by two consecutive years of double digit development, The Fellowship has cumulatively raised greater than $2.6 billion for Jewish folks in want and saved numerous lives, and has distributed hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in emergency support and supplied emergency response in nations around the globe.

“It’s so superb to suppose that The Fellowship’s biblical work – feeding the hungry, clothes the bare, sheltering the homeless, offering hope to the hopeless – has gone on for 40 years,” Eckstein stated. “However this yr, at the same time as we rejoice and honor our previous, we’ll be doing so with a watch towards the longer term, and doing what we do day-after-day: serving these in want, and on the lookout for new methods to save lots of much more Jewish lives. We couldn’t achieve this with out the grace of God, and our great supporters, who give so generously to assist this trigger. As folks of religion, we’re referred to as to be God’s companion in fulfilling biblical prophecy, which makes this subsequent chapter so thrilling for me personally.”

The Fellowship work will proceed in its Fortieth yr beneath a heightened mission to unite Christians and Jews and supply support just like the world has by no means seen. Emergency response work has elevated this previous yr with the struggle in Ukraine and is predicted to be sorely wanted in 2023.

“This particular anniversary yr is an excellent time to cease and replicate on what began as one man’s imaginative and prescient 40 years in the past, to the place The Fellowship is immediately,” stated Robin Van Etten, International Chief Working Officer of The Fellowship. “I’m enthusiastic about this particular yr as we proceed to develop our affect by reaching extra Jews in want in Israel, Ukraine, and around the globe. We proceed to share our ministry with Christians around the globe as we develop the bridge that was constructed to even higher horizons.”

Occasions to rejoice the legacy of The Fellowship will proceed all yr, with an observance of Worldwide Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, and on February 23, The Fellowship will companion with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to dedicate a memorial plaque for Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein in Israel. Different key moments embody the observances of Passover, Yom HaShoah, Israel’s seventy fifth Anniversary, Prayer on the Wall, and The Fellowship’s Genesis 12:3 Problem.

This yr, The Fellowship will commit itself to acts of compassion, remembrance, and prayer like our world has by no means seen. By activating donors, companions, influencers and increasing its attain, The Fellowship will proceed to nourish the seeds planted over the last 40 years whereas getting ready itself for the subsequent 40, additional uniting Christians and Jews to assist these in want.

To be taught extra about The Fellowship and take part in its Fortieth anniversary celebrations, go to https://www.ifcj.org/Fortieth-anniversary.

About The Worldwide Fellowship of Christians and Jews

For 40 years, the Worldwide Fellowship of Christians and Jews has been main efforts to construct bridges between Christians and Jews and supply humanitarian care and lifesaving support for Israel and the Jewish folks. By the generosity and loyalty annually of its donors, companions, and workers, The Fellowship helps over 1 million folks residing in poverty, has supplied practically 3,000 bomb shelters for safety, and has helped 770,000 make aliyah again to their homeland, Israel. The Fellowship will rejoice its Fortieth anniversary this yr, persevering with a mission to bless Israel and the Jewish folks – like our world has by no means seen.



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