Yechiel Eckstein

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Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein (July 11, 1951 – February 6, 2019) was an American-Israeli rabbi and philanthropist. He was born in Manhattan, New York but was raised in Ottawa, Canada. He was known as the founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which is headquartered in Chicago and Jerusalem.[1]

Eckstein held dual citizenship in the U.S. and Israel, having become an Israeli citizen in 2002.[2]

Eckstein lived in Chicago and in Jerusalem. He died of a heart attack in Jerusalem on February 6, 2019, aged 67.[3]

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  1. "Profiles in Giving", Heartbeat: The American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Spring 2010
  2. Chafets, Zev (July 24, 2005). "The Rabbi Who Loved Evangelicals (and Vice Versa)". New York Times. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  3. Interfaith bridge builder Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein dies of heart attack