Multiple charities are there throughout the world which helps people. One of the most noted ones is IFCJ (International Fellowship for Christians and Jews). This organization have become massive in recent years and currently rakes in more than $132 million yearly and spend those on Jews around the world who needs it. Previously, its President was Yechiel Eckstein. However, after he passed away in February 2019, his daughter took his place.
This charity has two headquarters; one in Jerusalem and another in Chicago. An independent directors’ board, Christian and Jewish supervise it. In 2010’s May, Welfare and Social Service Minister of Israel, Isaac Herzog awarded Yechiel Eckstein for his outstanding work for the Israeli people. The current president started her career in this organization in the Chicago headquarters where she talked to people for donations and feel in love with this social work.
Programs and activities
Currently, there are five programs which are conducted by this charitable firm. These five programs consist of On Wings of Eagles, Isaiah 58, Guardians of Israel, 4Zion, and Stand for Israel.
Each of these programs has a different goal. For example, On Wings of Eagles deals with Jews who want to immigrate to Israel from countries like Ethiopia, Argentina, former Soviet Union, Europe, and more. Also, it helps people with resettlement.
Similarly, other programs of IFCJ deal with offering basic amenities such as food, medical assistance, clothing, etc. to destitute Jews who really need such assistance. Also, one program offers aid to Jewish orphans and street children with food and education so that they can have a better future growing up.
It was recognized as a non-profit firm by IRS, It is checked by Wise Giving Alliance of Better Business Bureau. In 2004, this company was allowed to display BBB Charity Seal which proved that they have completely complied with Charitable Accountability’s Standards.
IFCJ over the years became one of the largest charitable institutions and is expected to grow even larger under its new President Yael Eckstein.