Yael Eckstein

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Yael Eckstein
ResidenceJerusalem, Israel
CitizenshipUnited States and Israeli
OrganizationInternational Fellowship of Christians and Jews
Known forPresident of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
Home townChicago, Illinois
Parent(s)Yechiel Eckstein

Yael Eckstein is president[1] of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which is headquartered in Chicago and Jerusalem.[2]


Eckstein is the daughter of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. She was born in Evanston, Illinois[1], and has studied at Torat Chesed Seminary in Israel, Queens College in New York, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has degrees in biblical studies and Jewish and sociology studies.[2]

She lives in Jerusalem with her husband and their four children[1], where she is recognized as a published writer, a respected social services professional, and an expert on Jewish-Christian relations.[2]

She is the author of two books,[3] Holy Land Reflections (2012) and Spiritual Cooking with Yael (2014). She regularly blogs and writes op-eds for The Times of Israel[4] and The Jerusalem Post.[5] She has also spoken at international events, including a Briefing and Panel Discussion on Religious Persecution in the Middle East in Washington, D.C.[6]

The Fellowship[edit]

As president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Eckstein oversees all ministry programs and serves as the international spokesperson for the organization.
Eckstein previously held the positions of global executive vice president, senior vice president and director of program development and ministry outreach.


In 2014, Yael Eckstein was named "One of Israel's 100 Most Influential Women" by Makor Rishon. In 2015, she was featured on the cover of Nashim (Women) magazine.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Yael Eckstein". International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  2. ^ a b c "About IFCJ, The History, and Humanitarian Work". IFCJ. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  3. ^ "Yael Eckstein: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  4. ^ "Yael Eckstein's Blog". blogs.timesofisrael.com. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  5. ^ "Search : %22by:%20yael%20eckstein%22". www.jpost.com. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  6. ^ Staff. "Concerned Women for America and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews to Host Religious Persecution Panel". Concerned Women for America. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
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