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.

Shabbat shalom! God bless the soldiers protecting #America and #Israel.

Can you imagine being abandoned by your parents at a young age?  Can you imagine the fear of being alone?  The harsh reality is that child abandonment is too common, especially in countries like Moldova.  Meet Anton, one of the children The Fellowship was able to provide basic needs for thanks to the support of our Christian friends around the world. http://bit.ly/1m8TEKn

In light of the tragic incidents that led to the death of Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali, many Israelis are taking action against future abductions. This Israeli nonprofit has made their SOS app free of charge, and so far 60,000 Israelis have downloaded it. While the past cannot be changed, we pray that this technology will save lives in the future. http://bit.ly/1rXtU4J

Are you longing for the days of soup, but think it is too hot outside to enjoy it?  Well, your problem is solved with this amazing Borsct recipe.  Borscht is a cool sweet-and-sour soup, perfect for the summer months!  It originated in Eastern Europe and has become a staple in many Jewish restaurants and kitchens.  Try it out and let us know what you think. http://bit.ly/1qjzkcs 

Photo: Flickr/ Kelly Sue DeConnick

Shabbat Shalom!

With nowhere to go, and only a small bag of clothes and pocket change to her name, Sonya was forced to sleep in parks and railway stations. On a visit to deliver food to homeless youth, Tikva Children’s Home staff found Sonya and took her in. Read about Sonya’s amazing transition to a warm, caring home: http://bit.ly/UN5ShN

Today Yael Eckstein visited the family of Naftali Frenkel, one of three Israeli teenage boys kidnapped by Hamas.  On behalf of friends of The Fellowship around the world, Yael gave a book of prayers sent from Christians to Naftali’s family, who were deeply touched.

Yesterday, Rachel Frenkel, the mother of kidnapped Israeli teen Naftali Frenkel, spoke at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The brave mother said to the council, “[I]t is wrong to take children, innocent boys or girls, and use them as instruments of any struggle. It is cruel. This council is charged with protecting human rights. I wish to ask: Doesn’t every child have the right to come home safely from school?”
Please continue to pray that more will be done and that these three mothers will have their sons safely back home. http://bit.ly/TwnZaQ

Yesterday, Rachel Frenkel, the mother of kidnapped Israeli teen Naftali Frenkel, spoke at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The brave mother said to the council, “[I]t is wrong to take children, innocent boys or girls, and use them as instruments of any struggle. It is cruel. This council is charged with protecting human rights. I wish to ask: Doesn’t every child have the right to come home safely from school?”

Please continue to pray that more will be done and that these three mothers will have their sons safely back home. http://bit.ly/TwnZaQ

Shabbat Sahlom from The Fellowship!

This week in Israel, hundreds of IDF counter-terrorism soldiers came together in Sderot to restore several public parks as part of The Fellowship’s Adopt-a-Battalion project. The Mayor of Sderot Alon Davidi welcomed the volunteers and thanked them and The Fellowship for providing residents with “… a cleaner and more pleasant environment.” http://bit.ly/1itOvrG Photo: Edi Yisrael