April 14, 2014 - 4:46 PM
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein and Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi recently presided over a model Passover seder for participants in The Fellowship’s With Dignity and Fellowship program. (Check out more photos from this and other Fellowship Passover events.)
With Dignity and Fellowship offers food, medical care, and companionship for elderly Israelis. Forty program participants attended the seder in Sderot, a city often under attack by terrorists in nearby Gaza.
April 14, 2014 - 10:13 AM
When The Fellowship recently shipped 100 tons of matzah to Jews in the former Soviet Union in preparation for Passover, we caught the eye of The Jewish Daily Forward.
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews arranged to have the matzahs that were baked in Jerusalem shipped to Jewish communities in the countries of the former Soviet Union.
April 10, 2014 - 11:17 AM
In an Op-Ed piece in today’s Times of Israel, Rabbi Eckstein notes the upcoming Passover celebration, while also lamenting the fact that so many in Israel have so little:
We mark the birth of the Jewish people as a nation, and give thanks for the wonders that have been accomplished with the birth of the modern state of Israel. We celebrate with family and friends and food aplenty.
April 4, 2014 - 10:21 AM
Following the start of unrest in Ukraine last month, Rabbi Eckstein and Fellowship staff traveled to Fellowship-funded projects in the troubled region to assess the situation on the ground. Here, Rabbi Eckstein recaps the troubling situation in Ukraine, and also thanks Fellowship supporters for allowing us to stand by our Jewish friends in their time of need.
March 27, 2014 - 2:10 PM
Rabbi Eckstein recently attended a dedication ceremony for a Fellowship House in Jerusalem run by ELEM, a group that cares for at-risk youth living on the streets.
The Fellowship gave ELEM a $250,000 grant to renovate this facility that offers social services, meals, showers, and other rehabilitation help to homeless young men and women during the day, and at night provides emergency lodging for young homeless females.
March 26, 2014 - 5:11 PM
Rabbi Eckstein visited several Fellowship-funded children’s homes during his trip to Ukraine earlier this month. One children’s home in Odessa staged an impressive production for the rabbi, complete with elaborate costumes and folk dancing.
Check out more photos from this part of Rabbi Eckstein’s visit.
March 18, 2014 - 11:39 AM
The core mission of Tikva Children’s Home in Odessa is to care for the homeless, abandoned, and abused Jewish children of Ukraine and neighboring regions of the former Soviet Union.
At the start of Ukraine’s civil unrest, The Fellowship sent an emergency grant of $50,000 to the orphanage, which desperately needed the money to buy food for the children after riots and threats of violence against Jews in the region prompted other contributors to move to safer areas.
March 14, 2014 - 9:56 AM
Rabbi Eckstein’s recent trip to Ukraine was covered by The Times of Israel yesterday.
The Jewish communities of Ukraine feel abandoned by world Jewry, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, told The Times of Israel Thursday from Odessa.
March 12, 2014 - 9:33 AM
Rabbi Eckstein arrived in Ukraine yesterday to visit several Fellowship-funded projects impacted by the crisis. This morning, we received an update from him:
After Kiev, we travelled to Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine, which has 15,000 Jews living in it. Their sense of security is even worse than what we've seen so far.