September 19, 2014 - 12:16 PM
As part of our Rosh Hashanah (Jewish new year) campaign, The Fellowship is giving a holiday gift of a shopping cart, honey, olive oil, and tea to the 7,500 elderly With Dignity and Fellowship participants located in 12 cities throughout Israel.
Rabbi Eckstein decided on the idea of a shopping cart, or “pull cart,” after he had seen so many elderly laden down with heavy bags as they left the market. The cart will ease the burden of those elderly who are able do their own shopping.
August 22, 2014 - 12:47 PM
The Fellowship recently received a thank-you letter from the mayor of Yeruham, a city in southern Israel where we offer aid throughout the year – and have provided extra assistance during Operation Protective Edge.
Dear Rabbi Eckstein,
August 15, 2014 - 10:27 AM
Rabbi Eckstein arrived in Ukraine on August 6, 2014. It was his third trip to Ukraine since the civil unrest and violence started last February. Many Jewish communities contacted The Fellowship for aid when it became apparent that the situation was rapidly deteriorating.
August 8, 2014 - 10:19 AM
News of The Fellowship’s forthcoming airlift of Ukrainian Jews to Israel was recently included in The Jewish Daily Forward.
At least 150 Jews who fled fighting in eastern Ukraine are expected to land in Israel next month in one of the largest group of arrivals of its kind this year.
July 25, 2014 - 3:09 PM
After a brief visit to the U.S., Rabbi Eckstein arrived back in Israel earlier this week. His mission was to visit the south to assess the situation and hear the needs of the people. His visit began at the central command post in Be’er Sheva, where he spoke with the mayor about the need for more shelters to protect the community’s citizens.
July 25, 2014 - 11:49 AM
A day after his trip to rocket-weary southern Israel, Rabbi Eckstein asks for your prayers for the people of the Holy Land.
July 6, 2014 - 1:01 PM
Rabbi Eckstein is in southern Israel today assessing the needs that have arisen due to continual terrorist rocket fire, and offering The Fellowship’s assistance. He sent the message below earlier today. Please pray for the success of The Fellowship’s efforts, and for peace and safety for all of Israel.
July 3, 2014 - 1:34 PM
The Fellowship announced today that we have created two emergency funds for people in southern Israel caught in the path of the terrorist rocket fire from Gaza that has escalated in recent days.
In response to the requests of leaders in the region, one fund will provide summer programs for children and another will care for those affected by the rocket fire. The Fellowship supports the communities in southern Israel all year round, and has contributed over $33 million in recent years to the region.
June 17, 2014 - 9:06 AM
Yesterday, Rabbi Eckstein released this message concerning the three kidnapped Israeli teens:
As I write this, my heart is heavy. Three teenage Israeli boys – 16-year-old Gilad Shaar, 16-year-old Naftali Frenkel, and 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach – were kidnapped by terrorists while headed home from their yeshiva school for Shabbat (the Sabbath), and have been missing for several days. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has launched a nationwide manhunt to find them, and to bring the perpetrators of this terrible crime to justice.