Interfaith Television

New IFCJ TV Program Set to Enhance Christian Understanding of Jewish Roots and Heritage

IFCJ Press Release, September 25, 2007

Journey to Zion, a new, 13-part Bible teaching series produced by International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) and hosted by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the organization’s President and Founder, will be aired weekly across the United States and broadcast on-line at: www.JourneyToZion.org, beginning Sunday, September 30, 2007. You can preview this site at: www.ifcj.org/journey_to_zion

An internationally-respected Bible teacher, Jewish leader and Goodwill Ambassador for the State of Israel to Christian communities, Rabbi Eckstein provides, through Journey to Zion, a unique and fresh approach for Christians to grow in their faith as they learn about and understand the Jewish roots of Christianity, as well as Jewish practices and culture.

“In Journey to Zion, we will discuss prophecy, prayer, the history of Israel, heroes of the Bible and so much more. This show will help Christians enhance their knowledge of Jewish traditions and heritage, strengthen their attachment to the State of Israel and foster better understanding between Christians and Jews,” said Rabbi Eckstein (www.ifcj.org/bio).

Each 30-minute show in the series features Rabbi Eckstein’s teachings before a live studio audience and includes on-location visuals of Israel, traditional Jewish music performed by the rabbi, audience Q&A segments and documentary-style explorations of historical and current event topics.

Subjects to be covered in the program include:

  • Jewish Roots of Christianity
  • Prophecy
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Hanukkah
  • The Sabbath
  • God and the Bible
  • The Temple

The program will be shown on national Christian television networks including INSP, World Harvest Television and TLN/Sky Angel. The series will also air in 16 markets around the country including Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Indianapolis, New Orleans and Honolulu. Each episode will be available for viewing on the show’s web site (www.JourneyToZion.org) following its network broadcast.

Journalists and members of the media are invited to preview two episodes of the Journey to Zion series by visiting www.ifcj.org/media_jtz. Interviews with the show’s host, Rabbi Eckstein, and additional details about the program can also be requested.

Scheduled to celebrate its 25th anniversary next year, The Fellowship has a dual mission to promote understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews and to build broad support for Israel and Jewish people in need around the world. In recent years, The Fellowship has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to help Jews immigrate to Israel from the former Soviet Union, Ethiopia, Argentina, India and other troubled countries; fight poverty and aid victims of war and terrorism in Israel; and provide aid for poor elderly Jews and orphans in the former Soviet Union. For general information about The Fellowship, please visit www.ifcj.org.

For more details about this release or to arrange an interview with a Fellowship representative, please contact: Michael Stoltz, Communications Director, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Chicago: Cel. 847-560-1275, Tel. 312-641-8688.

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