The IFCJ (International Fellowship of Jews and Christians) has been doing some really good work during the last few decades under the guidance of its founder Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. Some heart-warming Jewish causes have been taken up by it so that it has helped a lot of people get out of poverty and also to return to Israel. As such, it is the biggest charity organization in the country that has provided funds for Holocaust survivors, hospitals and has invested in many social programs.
IFCJ has also provided funds to make bomb shelters for all those people who were affected due to the conflict with Hamas. The Rabbi had a big role to play in all of these programs and his contribution to the organization is humongous. We take a look here to understand the personality in detail.
- The Rabbi was associated with other causes as well – The founder of IFCJ, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein not only established the organization and made it into where it stands today. He was also associated with a lot of other causes as well. The Rabbi was on the faculties of the Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago Theological Seminary, and the Columbia University. Not only this, but he was also on the executive board of the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. All of these roles helped him to understand and develop empathy towards the Jewish causes for which he was very much concerned.
- He was a very influential character – The Rabbi was associated with many types of educational and philanthropic bodies across the world. Due to this, he had considerable influence among many people. To stress on this point, he featured many times on the Newsweek’s 50 Most Influential Rabbi’s list. Moreover, he was also considered to be one of the most influential Jews in the world.
The Rabbi has been a very important person for the organization’s success due to his skills and influence that he exercised for good causes.