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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The huge gap between Israel’s rich and poor is especially evident in the southern Hatikva neighborhood of Tel Aviv, where The Fellowship provides hot lunches for kids who do not have a warm meal waiting for them as they arrive home hungry after a day at school.

The Fellowship and Rabbi Eckstein helps distribute Hebrew Bibles to Ethiopian immigrants in time for ShavuotThe Fellowship and Rabbi Eckstein helps distribute Hebrew Bibles to Ethiopian immigrants in time for ShavuotThe Fellowship and Rabbi Eckstein helps distribute Hebrew Bibles to Ethiopian immigrants in time for ShavuotThe Fellowship and Rabbi Eckstein helps distribute Hebrew Bibles to Ethiopian immigrants in time for Shavuot

The Fellowship Helps Distribute Hebrew Bibles to Ethiopian Immigrants, a set by IFCJ’s Fellowship on Flickr.

Rabbi Eckstein attended a ceremony in the Jerusalem municipal center with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and religious leaders of the Ethiopian community. At this event, some of the 1,000 Fellowship-purchased bibles, printed in both Hebrew and Amharic languages, were distributed just in time for Shavuot. The Fellowship is providing the bibles printed in Amharic, the native Ethiopian language, for use in synagogues and Ethiopian spiritual centers across Israel. The Amharic edition also contains the Hebrew text, side-by-side, to help readers gain Hebrew-language skills.
Faces of the Fellowship: These rambunctious children live in Ethiopia and are hoping to someday become citizens of Israel. Until they can reach their new home they live in a Fellowship transit camp where we make sure they have the food, education, security, and medical care they need.

Faces of the Fellowship: These rambunctious children live in Ethiopia and are hoping to someday become citizens of Israel. Until they can reach their new home they live in a Fellowship transit camp where we make sure they have the food, education, security, and medical care they need.

Israel comes to a standstill to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)

haaretz:

The documents are expected to help researchers measure the scope of persecution and extermination of Jews in the former Soviet Union.

More than a million new testimonial pages about Jews in the Soviet Union will be released by Yad Vashem, starting next week, in the wake of agreements with…

Rabbi Eckstein went to one of the largest absorption centers in Israel, where he celebrated, together with his friend and hero Natan Sharansky, a mock Seder meal to teach newly-arrived Ethiopian immigrants about Pesach (Passover). Indeed, The Fellowship is sponsoring Passover Seders this Friday night in 16 absorption centers for almost 6,000 Ethiopian Jews who recently immigrated to Israel. In addition, The Fellowship works closely with the Jewish Agency in helping care for the future immigrants during their wait for aliyah, bringing them to Israel, and helping them in their resettlement process. For more photos of this mock Seder visit our Flickr set.