“The Board has recognized that Yael is uniquely gifted and called as an ambassador of The Fellowship, an advocate for those in need,” said IFCJ Board Chairman John French.
Chicago, Illinois / Jerusalem, Israel (PRWEB) November 16, 2011
The Board of Directors of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) announced today the selection of Yael Eckstein-Farkas as Senior Vice President of the organization, in the Office of the President. Mrs. Eckstein-Farkas, who is based in Jerusalem, Israel, will oversee ministry programs and serve as the international spokesperson for the group.
“The Board has recognized that Yael is uniquely gifted and called as an ambassador of The Fellowship, an advocate for those in need, and a passionate voice for the vision and mission originally bestowed on Rabbi Eckstein three decades ago,” said IFCJ Board chairman John French.
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of IFCJ, said: “It gives me great joy to see my daughter, Yael, embrace with such spirit and devotion the mission that has driven me and given purpose to my life. I am, of course, very proud of her and am thrilled that the Board recognizes the leadership that she is providing to the organization today, and which she will certainly provide to the next generation in the future.”
Yael Eckstein-Farkas has served at the IFCJ since 2004 as director of program development and ministry outreach.
IFCJ began in 1983 as an effort to promote better understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews. Today it is a prominent force for helping Israel and Jews in need worldwide. The Fellowship is also the largest channel of Christian support for Israel and the charity distributing the most aid in Israel annually. IFCJ now raises more than $110 million per year—the vast majority from Christians—to assist Israel and the Jewish people. The organization has offices in Jerusalem, Chicago, and Toronto (and soon in Seoul, South Korea; and Queensland, Australia), and has an outreach through international aid, teaching, television, and radio programs in more than 20 countries around the world.
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