International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded in 1983 to promote understanding and cooperation between Jews and Christians and to build broad support for Israel and other shared concerns. Our vision is that Jews and Christians will reverse their 2,000-year history of discord and replace it with a relationship marked by dialogue, understanding, respect and cooperation.
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This week’s recipe of chocolate espresso cookies makes a great light alternative to typically dry and heavy #Passover desserts. They’re delicious any other time of year too!  Photo: Flickr/Beth Kujawski

Photo Friday: A Tel Aviv kindergarten class holds a #Passover seder in 1949. We wish our Jewish friends a happy Passover and our Christian friends a blessed Good Friday and joyous Easter!  Shabbat Shalom.  Photo: GPO

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, 17,000 families in need are receiving food cards this #Passover from The FellowshipChag Pesach Sameach!

“My family suffered a lot from anti-Semitism in Belarus because we’re Jewish,” Elizabeth recalls. “Sometimes, other kids called me names and it hurt me deep in my soul.”  Learn how The Fellowship helped Elizabeth move to Israel and nurture her many unique talents:

We are very excited to report that The Fellowship has sent over 100 tons of matzah from Israel to 100,000 Jews in the former Soviet Union. Thank you, friends of The Fellowship, we couldn’t have done it without you!  Photo: FJC

Despite Israel’s successes and achievements, and despite the lifesaving and generous help from The Fellowship’s friends, far too many Israelis still live in poverty. As we prepare to celebrate the joyous Passover holiday, each day I am reminded of the needy – many of them elderly and children – who we must liberate from hunger, isolation, and pain. Learn more here:

We at The Fellowship are proud of Rabbi Eckstein, who was recently honored with the third Jerusalem Post Award at their annual conference this past Sunday. Congratulations, Rabbi Eckstein! And thanks to you, our donors, and our supportive staff for making this important work possible!

·         The Fellowship’s Kupat Yedidut (Friendship Fund) program, a fund for social workers to help those with emergency needs, currently provides assistance to hundreds of families, elderly, and children throughout Israel.  This special aid fund is unique because it provides for the specific – and often urgent – needs of the recipient and can vary from medical care, to hearing aids, to bedroom furniture. The funds allow trusted social workers, who know the real needs in their neighborhoods, to respond quickly and compassionately.  Learn more about the Fellowship Fund here:

Yael Eckstein helps teach young women in Israel what it means to serve others. The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews -funded Reut School manages a soup kitchen which serves needy elderly in Israel.

One of our Twitter followers shared this wonderful story of the kindness of a stranger! #unselfie