International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded in 1983 to promote understanding and cooperation between Jews and Christians and to build broad support for Israel and other shared concerns. Our vision is that Jews and Christians will reverse their 2,000-year history of discord and replace it with a relationship marked by dialogue, understanding, respect and cooperation.

Fellowship President Yael Eckstein on today’s terrorist attacks throughout Israel: ‘Pray for a swift end to the unrest that has torn apart Jerusalem, God’s Holy City’

May. 10, 2021

JERUSALEM — After a day of violence in Israel and repeated acts of terrorism against the Jewish people, Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, issues the following urgent call to prayer:

“It’s time to pray as Israel is being targeted by terrorists in order to foment violence and unrest in the Holy City of Jerusalem. Now more than ever, Israel needs her friends to lift their voices in prayer. Pray for protection for Israelis threatened by rocket fire. Pray for a swift end to the unrest that has torn apart Jerusalem, God’s Holy City. Pray for the safety of the brave Israel Defense Forces soldiers, police, and first responders who are serving their country on the front lines. Please, join us in prayer.”

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) was founded in 1983 to promote better understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews and build broad support for Israel. Today it is one of the leading forces helping Israel and Jews in need worldwide — and is the largest channel of Christian support for Israel. Founded by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, The Fellowship now raises more than $120 million per year, mostly from Christians, to assist Israel and the Jewish people. Since its founding, The Fellowship has raised more than $1.8 billion for this work. The organization has offices in Jerusalem, Chicago, Toronto, and Seoul. For more information, visit

Yael Eckstein is the President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. In this role, Eckstein oversees all ministry programs and serves as the organization’s international spokesperson. She can be heard on The Fellowship’s daily radio program airing on 1,500 stations worldwide. Before her present duties, Yael served as global executive vice president, senior vice president, and director of program development and ministry outreach. Based in Jerusalem, Yael is a published writer, leading international advocate for persecuted religious minorities, and a respected social services professional. As President and CEO of The Fellowship, she also holds the rare distinction of being a woman leading one of America’s largest religious not-for-profit organizations.