Christian aid group helps Israeli families

JERUSALEM (JTA) – An organization supported by Christians throughout the world donated more than $1 million in food packages to aid 20,000 Israeli families during Jewish and Muslim holidays.

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews distributed the food packages through its Israel counterpart, Hakeren Leyedidut, and three other organizations to help Jewish families to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Muslim families to hold break fasts during Ramadan. 

Over $200,000 of the funds was earmarked for 58 of Israel’s Arab community councils, assisting 2,400 Muslim families.

"Our contribution reminds these families that there are people not only thinking of them but furnishing real aid," said Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of IFCJ and Hakeren Leyedidut.

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