International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Marks 25 Years in Chicago With Major...

Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:01am EDT

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International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Marks 25 Years in Chicago With Major New Program to Assist Holocaust Survivors

    Prominent Evangelical Leaders, Israeli Ambassador, to Speak at
--(Business Wire)--
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews:

WHAT:    The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, founded
          25 years ago in Chicago by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, has
          brought together Christians, evangelicals and Jews to
          support security for Israel and other shared causes.

         The Fellowship will hold a major two-day conference and
          celebration September 22-23 in Chicago. Hundreds of IFCJ
          supporters, both Christians and Jews, will come together to
          show their solidarity with Israel. A major assistance
          program for needy Holocaust survivors, in Israel and
          elsewhere, will be announced.

WHO:     Leading Christian evangelicals, Jewish and Israeli leaders
          will attend and speak. They include: Dr. Pat Robertson,
          Jonathan Falwell, Gary Bauer and Ralph Reed, Jr. and the
          Israeli ambassador to the U.S., His Excellency Sallai
          Meridor. Full program available on web site at

WHEN:    Media availability with Rabbi Eckstein concerning the
          Holocaust Survivor program will be at 12:00 pm on Monday,
          September 22, in Red Lacquer Room, preceding the start of
          conference at 1:00 pm.

         Conference is Monday-Tuesday, September 22-23

WHERE:   Red Lacquer Room, Palmer House Hilton Hotel

OTHER:   Last year the organization provided some $60 million in
          assistance. Programs include helping Jews immigrate to
          Israel ("On the Wings of Eagles"), assistance to
          impoverished Jews in Israel and countries of the former
          Soviet Union and political advocacy on behalf of Israel in
          the United States.

CONTACT: Jonathan Dedmon, The Dilenschneider Group, 312-553-0700, 312-
          415-1352 (cell),

The Dilenschneider Group
Jonathan Dedmon, 312-553-0700
312-415-1352 (cell)

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