With the passing of one of the most popular Rabbis who was the president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), all duties fell on his daughter Yael Eckstein. She was being groomed for this position by her father for the last couple of years and have been taking decisions and responsibilities that have uplifted this charity to a new height.
About the charity
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein was founder as well as President of this charity that helped the Jews with various issues. He died when he was 67 due to a heart attack. The death left his daughter to run this organization which raises $130 million on average every year. Due to his charismatic and strong personality, a lot of money was raised by this organization which helped millions of Jews globally.
His daughter knew she would take over after her father. Hence, three years ago she was blessed by him for it after it was determined that she is an ideal candidate to carry on such work. Since then she was mentored by him and was handed over more responsibilities and power for making decisions. Even a year ago, the board members of this charity agreed that Yael Eckstein would be next President after her father retires.
Evanston, Illinois is her birthplace. She was in Israel for her schooling before moving onto New York’s Queen’s College and then off to Hebrew University in Jerusalem. When she was in college she opted for courses that helped her gain degrees in sociology along with Jewish and biblical studies. Also, with her work and her father’s mentoring without a doubt that Yael Eckstein was the best candidate for President after her father’s retirement.
Currently, the IFCJs has five programs which assist Jews to settle down in Israel along with fulfilling all basic necessities of the Jewish people around the world.