Yael Eckstein had to take up the responsibility of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews after the death of his father Rabbi Eckstein in Jerusalem. Her father took up Israeli citizenship in the year 2002.
He then shifted the operations of his group to Jerusalem. He was not only the founder but also the president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. He used to take care of all works and issues related to IFCJ and gradually developed it into an empire.
He was assisted in his work by his daughter Yael Eckstein who has always been the vice president of the global executive position of the organization. Therefore after he suddenly passed away in Jerusalem his daughter Yael took up all the responsibilities.
Yael Eckstein is not the only daughter of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. He had married Bonnie Siegman and from this marriage, they had three children. This marriage, however, ended up in divorce.
He then got remarried to Joelle. Therefore after his death, the family is left with his mother, wife Medina and his three daughters, Yael, Talia and Tamar, and eight grandchildren. Yael continued with her father’s work as she was already involved in these things and had a complete knowledge in dealing with things.
The growing graph of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
The foundation of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was done in the year 1983 and since then its income has increased drastically every year.
Presently it collects 140 million Dollars in a year from donations done by people from across the world, especially by Christians. The total amount collected to date is 1.6 billion Dollars. The foundation has its headquarters in Jerusalem and other offices in Chicago, Seoul, Toronto, and South Korea.