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December 19, 2014 2:45 pm

Christian-Jewish Group Sends Delegation to Aid Ukrainian Jews in Distress

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IFCJ President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – A delegation from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) landed in Ukraine on Dec. 17 to provide aid to poverty-stricken Jews. IFCJ has allocated a special budget of $5.1 million to provide food, clothing, and heating for Ukrainian Jews in need.

“When the Ukrainian revolution began, many people lost their jobs,” said IFCJ President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein said, according to Israel Hayom. “The government stopped old-age stipends or cut them back, and the Jewish institutions have been forced to use most of their budgets for security following anti-Semitic incidents and incitement.”

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IFCJ has also helped move refugees from the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine to camps in the western part of the country. Alexander Klass, a Jewish man in his 20s who came to the capital of Kiev from one of the combat areas, said that “my life and my family’s weren’t easy when there was peace, and now, in a time of war, life has become insufferable.”

“I really love my parents and always tried to help them as much as I could,” he said. “I have a serious illness, so I couldn’t immigrate to Israel with my parents before this. Now, the insufferable conditions in Ukraine are making me think about moving to Israel.”

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  • victoria brandeis

    I AM NOW QUESTIONING THIS NEWS E……IF THIS IS CONNECTED TO ANY CHRISTIAN FACE OR CORPORATION THAN I JUST BELIEVE YOU TO DISAPPEAR…..

    WE DO NOT MIX…CHRISTIAN AND JEWS…..WE ARE THE OIL OF THE WORLD AND THEY ARE THE WATER…..HOW DISGUSTING TO DISCOVER THAT THIS PAPER AUTHORIZES THE VESTMENT OF THIS GROUP…….

    NO WONDER ISRAEL AND JEWS HAVE ISSUES…..

  • victoria brandeis

    DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE PARTNERSHIP…….JEWS FOR JESUS JUST DOES NOT FIT IN THIS WORLD….SICK PEOPLE

  • Kennedy Newmai

    Great to learn about what IFCJ is doing to help the needy God’s own people in time of their need. God will gtreatly reward for such thoughtful and kind deeds.

    • charlie johnson

      If you read much on what Russians and their supporters say on the online R.T.site you could learn much on their thinking. The Unkraine is a conglomerate of Nazi ,Zionist and white racist KKK ,With a good sprinkling of Suni terrorist from Saudi Arabia. Somehow they all bonded together and have attacked the peaceful Russian troops camping along the border of Ukraine.If that is possible.It seems to me a that Jews who are Christians could be friends with Jews who are Orthodox. It could be an occasion that funding is provided by USA Christians who pay dearly to keep Israel armed to the teeth and remain independent.

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