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.

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews partners with former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to broaden support for Israel

Jul. 29, 2021

JERUSALEM —The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) has announced that it has partnered with former U.S. Representative from Minnesota Michele Bachmann to support The Fellowship’s mission of building bridges between Christians and Jews and providing Jewish people in need with humanitarian aid.

Michele Bachmann, currently Dean of Regent University’s Robertson School of Government, is a respected Christian leader who frequently speaks out on Israel’s behalf in the public square. “I have a tremendous love for Israel,” she said. “As someone who is passionate about nurturing that love in the next generation of Christians, I’m so excited to be working with The Fellowship.”

Bachmann will go to Israel later this year to visit a few of The Fellowship’s hundreds of projects supporting impoverished citizens, many of which are operated in cooperation with the Israeli government.

The Fellowship is not only a pioneer in Christian-Jewish relations, they are the largest provider of humanitarian aid in Israel. Christians who support Israel through their prayers need to know that they can also support Israel through their giving — they can literally feed a hungry Holocaust survivor today.”

Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein hailed Michele Bachmann’s record as a consistent friend of Israel and the Jewish people and said the partnership promises great things for Israel and the people The Fellowship serves.

“I’m thrilled and honored to partner with Michele Bachmann to support Israel. Over the years, she has proven herself to be an outspoken and unwavering friend of Israel. The Bible tells us, ‘Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor’ (Ecclesiastes 4:9). The Fellowship is able to help millions of people on our own, but through our partnership with Michele Bachmann, we will be able to help even more.”

The Fellowship is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that has raised over $2 billion since its founding in 1983 to help Israel and the Jewish people. As an apolitical entity, The Fellowship has worked with public figures across the political spectrum who stand for Israel.


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.

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