As announced earlier this week by a Board of EAJC, a Founder and President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein was appointed as vice president of the Eurasian Jewish Congress, representing Jewish communities in Russia, Ukraine, and more than 20 other countries. The IFCJ and the EAJC will cooperate on a series of issues, including the security of Jewish communities, following the trail of anti-Semitic incidents, and supporting Sunday schools in the communities which are members of the Congress.
The president of the Congress who also serves as vice president of the World Jewish Congress, Mikhael Mirilashvili, congratulated Rabbi Eckstein for joining the EAJC: “As president and founder of the Fellowship and also as the winner of several awards for his public service, given by the IDF, Israeli Prime Minister, Jewish Agency, Chabad movement and the Federation of Jewish Communities in Russia, as well as others, Rabbi Eckstein serves as a model of morals and gallantry. We have great hopes for the future cooperation revolving around the goal of the Congress – to support Jewish communities. Rabbi Eckstein’s joining us will be a great contribution to the EAJC. Together we are able to reach significant achievements for the Jewish people.”