News and updates about IFCJ

Yael Eckstein - Salary and Poverty Continues to Challenge Israel

IFCJ provides financial assistance to Israel and Jews; this is now more critical than ever

Yael Eckstein - Salary and Poverty Continues to Challenge Israel

In northern Israel:

Key hospital gets fortified operations center

IFCJ dedicates new fortified emergency operations center in northern hospital.

Key hospital gets fortified operations center

Protecting the people:

4,100 flak jackets, 500 first responder kits, 30 mobile shelters

IFCJ increases support for local community defense preparedness across the country.

4,100 flak jackets, 500 first responder kits, 30 mobile shelters

IFCJ Brings IDF Personnel to Seniors to Help Celebrate Sukkot

In preparation for Sukkot, IFCJ works with Association for Israel Soldiers to help construct sukkot in senior homes across Israel.

IFCJ Brings IDF Personnel to Seniors to Help Celebrate Sukkot

Groundbreaking for new state-of-the-art home for Lone Soldiers

FIDF, IFCJ, and Ha'aguda Lema'an Hachayal fund building with 56 apartments to house Lone Soldiers who left their homes to defend Israel.

Groundbreaking for new state-of-the-art home for Lone Soldiers

Ahead of High Holidays:

Growing number of Israeli families report financial difficulties

IFCJ to distribute over 30 million shekel to more than 250,000 families and individuals.

Growing number of Israeli families report financial difficulties

New immigrants going into 1st grade receive new school supplies

'Every kid deserves to feel special on the first day of school,' IFCJ chief Yael Eckstein says.

New immigrants going into 1st grade receive new school supplies

Holocaust survivors living in poverty get free electricity

Amidst blistering summer heat, IFCJ and Israel Electric Corporation team up on behalf of Holocaust survivors.

Holocaust survivors living in poverty get free electricity

IFCJ helps send Israeli youth to summer camp

Fellowship contributes over 1.5m towards scholarships, offering 1,000 youth opportunities to attend summer camp.

IFCJ helps send Israeli youth to summer camp

IFCJ donates:

Fourth mobile ICU will benefit communities in northern Israel

In historic display of support for Druze community, IFCJ funds MDA mobile ICU to serve Carmel, Galilee, and Golan Heights villages.

Fourth mobile ICU will benefit communities in northern Israel

IFCJ places five new bomb shelters in Ashkelon

With latest outbreak of violence, IFCJ increases effort to protect civilians in Israel’s south.

IFCJ places five new bomb shelters in Ashkelon

Holocaust Memorial Day:

Survivor refugees from Ukraine express gratitude for Israel

Holocaust survivor Yosif Hitrik moved to Israel from Ukraine after the war broke out with the assistance of the IFCJ.

Survivor refugees from Ukraine express gratitude for Israel

73% of Ukrainian Jews will need to choose between food and heat

Survey of Ukrainian Jewry shows desperate winter ahead; IFCJ to provide $6.5 million towards heat, food, and supplies for winter months.

73% of Ukrainian Jews will need to choose between food and heat

IDF lone soldiers from Ukraine reunited with their families

IFCJ brings lone IDF soldiers from Ukraine together with their families for the holidays.

IDF lone soldiers from Ukraine reunited with their families

Ahead of holiday, organization delivers 28m in food and support

Ahead of Rosh Hashanah holiday, IFCJ distributes 28 million shekel in support to Israel's needy.

Ahead of holiday, organization delivers 28m in food and support

IFCJ celebrates special 100th birthday for seniors

Holocaust survivors and other senior immigrants celebrate their 100th birthdays in a joint birthday party organized by IFCJ.

IFCJ celebrates special 100th birthday for seniors

Children from poor families to get vouchers for school supplies

Survey conducted in partnership with Geocartography finds 25 percent of Israeli parents unable to afford basic school supplies.

Children from poor families to get vouchers for school supplies

Tel Aviv:

New homeless shelter to offer home for substance abuse victims

Tel Aviv – Jaffa municipality dedicates 'Homeless Shelter by the Sea' in memory of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein.

New homeless shelter to offer home for substance abuse victims

City battered by rockets receives new emergency control unit

Responding to latest rocket fire from Gaza, IFCJ donates new Ashkelon emergency control unit.

City battered by rockets receives new emergency control unit

Israel inaugurates first-ever fleet of emergency electric bikes

IFCJ and United Hatzalah inaugurate Israel’s first fleet of emergency electric bicycles.

Israel inaugurates first-ever fleet of emergency electric bikes

IFCJ scraps Jerusalem outreach center

Late founder Eckstein dreamt of center to train anti-BDS ambassadors.

IFCJ scraps Jerusalem outreach center

250 Ukrainian immigrants arrive in Israel

250 new immigrants arrived from the Ukraine Tuesday with the assistance of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ).

250 Ukrainian immigrants arrive in Israel

IFCJ, JDC to distribute humanitarian aid to Jews in FSU

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews pledges $52 million in food and medicine to elderly Jews living in the former Soviet Union.

IFCJ, JDC to distribute humanitarian aid to Jews in FSU

Jewish immigrants flee Ukrainian civil war

As tensions rise between Russia and Ukraine, 211 new immigrants from Ukraine will land tomorrow at Ben Gurion Airport.

Jewish immigrants flee Ukrainian civil war

Amid rising tensions in Ukraine, Jews seeking to move to Israel

IFCJ has received 1,700 new inquiries the past month from Ukraine Jews about making aliyah, expects demand to grow if strife continues

Amid rising tensions in Ukraine, Jews seeking to move to Israel

Brazilian evangelists - Israel's next great ally?

IFCJ launches a new campaign to raise Israel support among growing evangelical community in Brazil, which is world's largest following US.

Brazilian evangelists - Israel's next great ally?

Watch: Interview with IFCJ president Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

From today's edition of ILTV. An interview with the president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

Watch: Interview with IFCJ president Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

Jewish-Christian fellowship hopes to make aliyah more inviting

Revamping the immigration and absorption process has been something that has been needed for decades. IFCJ explains how they aim to do so.

Jewish-Christian fellowship hopes to make aliyah more inviting

Safe Landing: 172 Olim Escape War-Torn Ukraine for Israel

Ukrainian immigrants welcomed home after experiencing the horrors of the civil war in Donetsk.

Safe Landing: 172 Olim Escape War-Torn Ukraine for Israel

Iran Deal: American Christians Warn 'Annihilation Looms' for US

Interfaith campaign taps millions of Christians in US to demand Congress drop the deal, with viral video and millions of e-mails.

Iran Deal: American Christians Warn 'Annihilation Looms' for US

Condemnation of Church Arson Continues to Pour In

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein of International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), slams arson as 'a product of xenophobia.'

Condemnation of Church Arson Continues to Pour In

Out of the Battle Zone: 100 Ukrainian Jews Land in Israel

IFCJ brings Ukrainians fleeing violent Russia-Ukraine conflict in Donetsk to find new homes in central Israel.

Out of the Battle Zone: 100 Ukrainian Jews Land in Israel

IFCJ Donates $650,000 to Ukrainian Jewry

Emergency funds to bolster security, supplies to Jews caught in the line of fire between Kiev, pro-Russian rebels.

IFCJ Donates $650,000 to Ukrainian Jewry

Jewish Refugees from Ukraine Immigrate to Israel

226 new Ukrainian immigrants arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport Monday afternoon; greeted by celebratory ceremony.

Jewish Refugees from Ukraine Immigrate to Israel

Emergency Aid Dispatched to Ukrainian Jewish Refugees

As Rosh Hashana approaches, some 5,000 Jews remain homeless, despite ceasefire between government and pro-Russian forces.

Emergency Aid Dispatched to Ukrainian Jewish Refugees

Ministry of Ed. Summer Camps Say 'No Thanks' to Christian Aid

Criticism from rabbis led to cancellation of IFCJ's aid to summer camps. The cash will go to a special needs village instead.

Ministry of Ed. Summer Camps Say 'No Thanks' to Christian Aid

Leading Rabbi: Evangelists More Exalted than Persia's Cyrus

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed says US evangelists deserve love and respect for assisting Israel with no strings attached.

Leading Rabbi: Evangelists More Exalted than Persia's Cyrus

Christian Group Fires Back at Samaria Rabbi in Funding Feud

Samaria's regional rabbi attacks Education Ministry for taking money from Christians, says they seek control over Israel.

Christian Group Fires Back at Samaria Rabbi in Funding Feud

Rabbis: Stay Away from Jewish-Christian Group's Money

The Binyamin Region Rabbinical Council instructed schools in the region to reject program funding from a Jewish-Christian group of donors

Rabbis: Stay Away from Jewish-Christian Group's Money

New Fund Will Protect World Jewry

The IFCJ and Jewish Agency have partnered with the Friendship Fund to raise funds to protect Jewish communities from rising anti-Semitism.

New Fund Will Protect World Jewry

IFCJ, New Israel Fund Sued by Divorced Fathers

Divorced Israeli fathers file multi-million dollar U.S. lawsuits against funds, Israeli government, women's groups.

IFCJ, New Israel Fund Sued by Divorced Fathers

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Marks Ten Years

IFCJ holds special conference in the Knesset and talks about Christian support for Israel.

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Marks Ten Years

Christian-Jewish Org Unfazed by Scandal Surrounding Project

Int'l Fellowship of Christians and Jews claims no knowledge of embarrassing exposes in Israel regarding a flagship anti-violence project.

Christian-Jewish Org Unfazed by Scandal Surrounding Project

Rabbi Elyashiv: Refuse Money from IFCJ

Venerated rabbi adds his voice to those who say that ICFJ supports missionary activity.

Rabbi Elyashiv: Refuse Money from IFCJ