As the person who leads the ‘International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ)’, Yael Eckstein is very confident of her organization. In the last 30-years of its existence, IFCJ has helped a lot of Jews unite with the Christians, helped desperate Jews to make aliyah and return to their homeland, alleviate poverty and helped Holocaust victims.
At present, there are more than 400 programs that are being run by the Fellowship and there is reason enough to feel upbeat. However, at the same time, she is also focused on the ground and at the policies of the organization so that the challenges can be tackled suitably. In fact, the work done by the organization is a source of encouragement for the present. The confidence that she exudes of her Fellowship can also be attributed to the following reasons.
- There is a growing synergy between the two communities – After speaking to Yael Eckstein, one can surely feel that the Jews and Christians have started communicating between them and IFCJ has played a very crucial role in that direction. The increased resonance between them can only help the two communities and a lot of poor and helpless people who need attention. The programs of the Fellowship only encourage this type of synergy to happen between them so that it can be beneficial for the needy. It is a movement that has just started to show result but the best has not yet happened.
- Understanding each other can be beneficial – Yael Eckstein also maintains that the stigma between the two communities will only lessen once they start believing each other and work in that direction. Only when people respect each other, they will start to value each other’s thoughts and expressions that can have greater resonance in society and can make people participative.
Surely, IFCJ is contributing in some beautiful ways for the development of the country’s social fabric along with alleviating poverty from the nation.