The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) better referred to as HakerenLeyedidut in Israel is one of the best-known charities in Israel. It has gained an excellent reputation when it comes to fundraising abilities, donor base, and leaving a long term impact on the hearts of the followers.
It is a one-person show crafted in the hands of the charismatic Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, and now after his death, his competent daughter Yael Eckstein took over the responsibility of the torchbearer and took the esteemed organisation to greater heights.
How did the mission start?
Yechiel Eckstein is the first one to figure out the potential of the Christian evangelical support towards Israel to be converted into charity dollars. Therefore, he set up his philanthropic dynasty of IFCJ right from scratch in the year 1983. He had a larger than life image, and so a competent leader was required to carry out his legacy after his retirement.
The planning for his succession started long back and the rabbi being aware of his mortality chose Yael Eckstein, his youngest daughter as the Second-in-Command. She was appointed as the president-elect by IFCJ.
Will Yael be expectation driven?
There is no doubt that Yael is the most capable entrant to fill the big shoes of Eckstein. She has previously served in various significant positions across the organisation and proved her abilities. It is highly reckoned that Yael will prove to be an efficient new generation lead of the fellowship.
Yael Eckstein is very active over social media and hence perfectly poised for the responsibility. She has initiated it a big bang and rest is a million dollar question that whether she will be able to turn the charity to a name no more synonymous to that of Yechiel Eckstein.