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|Type||501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization|
|Founded||1983 (originally known as the Holyland Fellowship of Christians and Jews)|
|Founder(s)||Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein|
|Focus(es)||"To promote understanding and cooperation between Jews and Christians and to build broad support for the State of Israel."|
|Method(s)||Raising funds among its partners to help Jews in need and Jews living under the threat of anti-Semitism on five continents with programs which include aliyah (immigration) to Israel; providing basic necessities to needy families, the elderly and children in Israel; providing basic necessities including food, clothing and shelter to destitute Jews in the former Soviet Union; and providing informational and educational materials that help people become better advocates for the Jewish state.|
The International Fellowship of Christians & Jews (also The Fellowship and IFCJ) is a philanthropic organization founded in 1983 by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein whose stated goal is to promote understanding and cooperation between Jews and Christians, and build broad support for the State of Israel.
As the national Co-director of Interreligious Affairs for the Anti-Defamation League in Chicago, Eckstein, an Orthodox rabbi, began to forge partnerships with evangelical Christians. In 1983, he established the Holyland Fellowship of Christians and Jews to promote Jewish-Christian cooperation on projects for improving the safety and security of Jews in Israel and around the world.
In 1991, the organization was renamed the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.
The Fellowship collects over 100 million dollars a year in donations for Israel, half a which are spent in Israel itself, supporting soup kitchens, absorption centers and bomb shelter renovations. $25 million a year is spent on Jewish aid programs.
In 2003, Eckstein founded the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews of Canada; in 2006, La Fraternidad Internacional de Cristianos y Judíos; and, in 2012, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews of Australia.
The organization has headquarters in Chicago and Jerusalem. It is supervised by an independent board of directors, Jewish and Christian. In May 2010, Israel’s Minister of Welfare and Social Services Isaac Herzog presented Eckstein with the government of Israel's first-ever Award for Special Contribution to the Welfare of the People of Israel. The following month, Newsweek named him one the 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America.
In 2005, Eckstein was appointed Goodwill Ambassador of the State of Israel, with special emphasis on Israel’s relationships with evangelical communities in Latin America.
The Fellowship's outreach focuses on five major programs:
The Fellowship is recognized as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization by the IRS. It submits to examination by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. In 2004, The Fellowship was one of the first not-for-profits entitled to display the BBB Charity Seal, showing full compliance with their Standards for Charitable Accountability.
The Fellowship's interfaith work has generated criticism from some in the Jewish community. In 2001, Rabbi Avraham Shapira issued a ruling against accepting funds from The Fellowship. In 2002 the Edah HaChareidis rabbinical court issued a ruling against accepting funds from The Fellowship, and, in 2007, the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss added his signature.
At the end of 2009, other religious rabbis and rabbinical courts issued a ruling banning Jews from taking funds from the The Fellowship, citing worries of Christian missionary activity. and idol worship. In response to the ruling, Eckstein said he would "expose his organization's list of haredi-religious beneficiaries in order "to make sure everything is transparent."
Rabbi James Rudin, a senior interreligious advisor for the American Jewish Community, described Eckstein as "well-respected within the American Jewish mainstream. Until he came along, evangelicals and Jews were like ships passing in the night.” 
Below is a timeline of The Fellowship's key events, as listed on the "About The Fellowship" webpage: