Biography | International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, begun in 1983 as an effort to promote better understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews, is today the world’s largest organization of Christians actively working with Jews worldwide to support Israel and the Jewish people.

Led by its founder and president Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, The Fellowship provides humanitarian aid to the needy in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world, promotes prayer and security on behalf of the Jewish state, and builds bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews.

The Fellowship now raises more than $140 million per year – mostly from Christians – and has nearly two million supporters and advocates. Since its founding, The Fellowship has raised more than $1.4 billion for this work. The organization has offices in Jerusalem, Chicago, Toronto, Seoul, and Sao Paulo.

The Fellowship has provided humanitarian aid to millions of people in more than 25 countries, and its robust communications network – including teaching, television and radio programs, and web contacts – reaches many millions more in some 100 countries each day, creating an enormous groundswell of aid and good will.