September 19, 2014 - 12:16 PM

Rabbi Eckstein Visits Fellowship House Elderly Club to Offer Rosh Hashanah Blessing


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
August 15, 2014 - 10:27 AM

Aid for a Community Under Siege


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
July 28, 2014 - 10:12 AM
July 25, 2014 - 3:09 PM
July 25, 2014 - 11:49 AM
July 6, 2014 - 1:01 PM
July 3, 2014 - 1:34 PM

The Fellowship Increases Aid to Threatened Communities


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

Israel Prays for the Safe Return of Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

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.