As terrorism around the world continues to rear its ugly head, there are several organizations reaching out to help. One of those organizations is the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews founded by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. The IFCJ uses its resources to help Jews in communities all over the world, especially those Jews that feel embattled or under threat from terrorism.
In the aftermath of the recent horrific terrorist attacks in Paris which left over 120 people dead and many more injured, it is not surprising that several Jewish families left France to make their way to Israel. Waiting at the airport to greet them and ease their transition were representatives of Rabbi Eckstein’s organization, the IFCJ.
After the attack in Paris, Rabbi Eckstein announced that his organization would help any French Jew seeking to find a haven in Israel, but he also vowed to help Jews in France who chose to stay. The IFCJ would help the French Jews expand and strengthen security in communal institutions.
“Alongside millions of Christian supporters of Israel, we stand with the beleaguered Jews of France, whether by helping bring those who want to start new lives in Israel, or better protecting the French-Jewish community and its institutions,” said Eckstein. “The fellowship is committed to protecting Jewish communities in need around the world and to helping those seeking to immigrate.”
The IFCJ has also helped Jews in the Ukraine. Since the beginning of the civil war, the IFCJ has helped over 1,600 Ukrainian Jews return to their homeland, and they hope to bring 400 additional Jews by the conclusion of 2015.