Daily Israel Report

Judaism: The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Helps Out

According to the report, the IFCJ donated one million dollars to the Jerusalem municipality and another million dollars to the Jewish Agency, for use in absorbing Argentinean Jewish immigrants to Israel. On the eve of Israeli Independence Day, the checks were presented to Jerusalem mayor Ehud Olmert and to Chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive, Sallai Meridor.
Published: Friday, April 26, 2002 6:39 PM


Haaretz reported this week on the extraordinarily generous donations made by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), headed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. According to the report, the IFCJ donated one million dollars to the Jerusalem municipality and another million dollars to the Jewish Agency, for use in absorbing Argentinean Jewish immigrants to Israel. On the eve of Israeli Independence Day, the checks were presented to Jerusalem mayor Ehud Olmert and to Chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive, Sallai Meridor. Rabbi Eckstein noted that in both cases, the money was earmarked for helping Israelis in distress ? Jerusalemites in the shadow of terrorism and new immigrants facing the challenges of adjusting to a new home.