More than 1000 Christian
families in Israel will receive a boost this Christmas when the International
Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) distributes food vouchers to brighten
up the holidays.
Reaching the sum of NIS 380,000, the IFCJ, headed by
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, will distribute the aid to needy Christian Arab families
via social welfare departments in Akko, Nazareth, Kfar Yassif and
“We are delighted to distribute this in time for Christmas in
order to help hundreds of families enjoy the holiday,” said Eckstein. “This
contribution represents our commitment to strengthening the relationship between
Christians and Jews and supporting Israeli society by strengthening all its
The IFCJ contributes to all sectors in Israel, including in
the Arab community where it runs some 70 social welfare projects. The
non-profit, which raises funds from US-based Christians supportive of the State
of Israel, has dedicated more than NIS 11 million to such projects this year.