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  • IFCJ gives Jewish agency $1.1 million for Heftziba school system

    Yechiel Eckstein’s International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has given $1.1 million to the Jewish Agency. The money will go to help support the agency’s Heftziba school system, which has 43 schools and 9,000 students in the former Soviet Union. The IFCJ bailed out the Heftziba school system earlier this year when it stepped in… More ▸

  • How did your organization weigh in on Mumbai?

    This week I have a story about Chabad’s efforts to transform the recent Mumbai attacks into an opportunity to spread its message, along with a sidebar about some Lubavitchers being rankled by similar efforts launched by the Israeli orphanage run by an uncle of one of the victims. Of course, in general, it’s become a ritual… More ▸

  • UJC, JAFI and JDC officially thank Eckstein

    Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, got the thanks from the organized Jewish world that he’s been looking for on Monday at a reception at the United Jewish Communities General Assembly. Eckstein, who started the fellowship 25 years ago, has raised some $500 million from Evangelical Christians to… More ▸