IFCJ gives food vouchers for needy Muslims The International Fellowship of
Christians and Jews will distribute food vouchers totaling NIS 1.2 million to
some 3,300 needy Muslim families in Israel ahead of Ramadan, which begins next
week. The contribution will be made through the welfare departments of 69
municipalities that collaborate on a regular basis with the fellowship, headed
by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. “During Jewish holidays, Israel is immersed in a sea
of mutual support and mobilization for disadvantaged groups,” Eckstein said.
“Minorities living in Israel also deserve the same support from
This year, the fellowship has contributed aid in the amount of
some NIS 20m. to disadvantaged populations in Arab communities and it currently
operates summer camps for 3,000 children in the Arab sector. The organization’s
total contribution to the Arab sector in recent years amounts to over NIS 100m.