February 6th came as a black day for the Jewish people. This is the day when Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein took his last breath and left this world. This is a big loss not only for the Jewish community but also for many people around the world. He was seen as a strong support pillar for the Israelis. He was a well-known person for his charity works that has made life much easier for Jewish people. Let’s find out how was his earlier life and deep about his personal life.
The Jewish charity worker Yechiel Eckstein was born on July 11th, 1951. He was born in the city of Winthrop in Massachusetts. His father Dr. Simon “Sy” Eckstein was a Jewish scholar and a psychologist. He was given the title of Rabbi that stands for the scholars in Jewish culture. His wife Bella Eckstein was a resident of Tempa, Florida. In 1952, his father appointed as the chief Rabbi of Ottawa so the family moved to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. At that time he was only one year old. He was raised there and graduated from the Yeshiva University High School for boys.
The Jewish charity worker Rabbi Eckstein has dual citizenship. He has American citizenship and in the year 2002, he also took Israeli citizenship. He first married to Bonnie Siegman and had three daughters. He divorced his first wife and got married to Joelle. His daughter Yael Eckstein is the current president of IFCJ, which is the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.
A very few people know that except for IFCJ reviews he was also a Hasidic singer and recorded six CDs. You will be amazed to know that he was also a member of The Y’DID Singers, Kol Salonika, and The Rabbis’ Sons. He was also the co-leader of a band Called “Ashira” in 1990.