The concept of charity was broadened by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ). The Fellowship progressed under prominent leadership of its founder Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who was supported by her daughter Yael and George W. Mamo. The IFCJ was unfortunate to bear the loss of Rabbi Eckstein who passed away recently in February this year. The sudden death of its founder and long-time President was a gap for IFCJ that couldn’t be plugged easily, but loss of Rabbi Eckstein was a shock for Jews who were supported by the charity of Eckstein.
Death of president of IFCJ
Time never stops, and someone who is sent to this planet to perform some duties never remains forever. Everyone has to face this truth some day because death never waits. The organization never suffers, if it has found a competent successor. The IFCJ was shocked after the sudden demise of its President, but the erstwhile President had left a successor, her daughter Yael Eckstein, who was competent to plug the gap created by the death of her father.
Yael, the successor of erstwhile IFCJ president
Yael Eckstein is qualified and had been associated with her father in the past on many charity projects of IFCJ. She also inherits the traits of her father. Rabbi Eckstein was a philanthropist and same trait is present in his daughter Yael also has many other traits like her father, though some time is required to her to take on the legacy of her father. Yael is an influential woman as evident from her credentials. She was named “One of Israel’s 100 Most Influential Women” by Makor Rishon in 2014.
Yael, the new president of IFCJ
Yael Eckstein held top positions such as senior vice president, global executive vice president, and director of program development and ministry outreach. She has already taken over as the President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, and oversees all ministry programs and serves as the international spokesperson for the organization.