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IFCJ voluteers deliver food to Israeli's sheltering in a bomb shelter during Palestinian rocket attacks.

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews recognized as organization of the year

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews recently was selected as Organization of the Year by the ANA Nonprofit Federation, one of the most prominent associations in the United States. for fundraising professionals.

The organization was recognized because of its achievement in fundraising, along with consistent, successful financial performance; ts leadership and reputation for excellence in the nonprofit community; and its high ethical standards for management and public disclosure.

“I want to congratulate all the fellowship staff for their passion, commitment and dedication to our programs and mission,” COO Robin Van Etten said. “It’s especially rewarding to receive this honor after all we went through during the past two years — the passing of our beloved founder, Rabbi Eckstein, and the unprecedented challenges of the COVID pandemic. We emerged stronger than ever. I am so proud and humbled to work with everyone here.”

Yael Eckstein, president and CEO, added, “It is truly extraordinary how far we have come in just the last few years. Thanks to our amazing team, our wonderful and committed donors and God’s grace, today we’re able to help more people in need than ever before. I’m grateful to each and every member of our staff, because all played a part in helping us earn this honor.”

Eckstein founded the organization in 1983. Over the years, it has been a leader in Jewish-Christian relations, building bridges of goodwill that have led to greater understanding and cooperation between members of these two great faiths, according to its website. The organization has helped hundreds of thousands of Jews escape poverty and anti-Semitism and return to their biblical homeland, funded humanitarian assistance that has touched the lives of millions of Jews in Israel and around the world, provided life-giving aid to Israel’s victims of war and terror and much more.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice