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Remembering Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

February 4, 2022


You won’t want to miss Yael’s podcast as she pays tribute to her beloved father, IFCJ Canada Founder Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who passed away three years ago this month. Yael celebrates her father’s extraordinary life with a very special guest — Beryl Eckstein, her father’s younger brother.

In this personal and emotional conversation, Beryl recalls growing up with Yechiel, who was always “full of energy and the life of the party,” walks us through the early, painful days when his brother was ostracized by the Jewish community for his work reaching out to Christians, and honours the lasting legacy of Rabbi Eckstein’s bridge-building work.

As Beryl says of his brother, “He changed history. He was the first to reach out to the evangelical community, and he was the only one for many, many years.”

Listen to the podcast

With blessings from the Holy Land,

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