Yechiel Eckstein was a famous teacher in the United States. Yael Eckstein is his daughter. Both Yechiel and Yael are famous philanthropists and their contributions towards the people of Israel and the Jews worldwide are worth praising.
About Yechiel Eckstein
Yechiel was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts. He held the citizenship of both the countries, the United States and Israel. He graduated from the Yeshiva University High School for Boys which is an orthodox Jewish school. Yechiel was a faculty member of the Columbia University, the Chicago Theological Seminary and the Northern Baptist Seminary.
Eckstein founded the charitable organization IFCJ (International Fellowship of Christians and Jews) in the year 1983 and has worked dedicatedly towards the welfare of the people of Israel.
He died on 6th of February, 2019 at the age of 67.
About Yael Eckstein
Yael Eckstein is the proud daughter of Yechiel Eckstein. She is the current president of IFCJ after the demise of her father. She was born in Illinois and got her formal education from both Israel and America. She has profound knowledge in Biblical studies, Sociology studies and Jewish studies.
Yael was a teacher in the United States before she shifted back to her motherland to take up the responsibility of IFCJ. She now stays in Jerusalem with her family that comprises of her husband and four kids.
She is a famous author and a regular blogger. She also writes for various magazines and newspapers of Israel. She uses her powerful blogs to raise fund for the needy and deprived people of Israel.Yael Eckstein is also striving to bring a change in her country by making the inhabitants aware of their country’s various crises.
Her remarkable contributions towards IFCJ and her nation earned her the title of “One of Israel’s 100 Most Influential Women” in 2014. She is doing every bit to make her motherland a better place to live.