Food Packages

Our Story

In the autumn of 2016, CJCUC launched
“Blessing Bethlehem”, an initiative with
a simple and urgent purpose: feeding
the struggling and impoverished Christian
Arabs of Bethlehem and the surrounding
communities. This new campaign has been
successful in raising support to provide
weekly food deliveries of fresh fruits and
vegetables to Christian families for this
neglected community.
The historic nature of this program
cannot be overstated: an Orthodox Jewish
organization in Israel now spearheads a
program to feed Christian Arabs who live
under the difficult circumstances of rampant
unemployment and frequent persecution
in a majority Muslim population. Both
the biblical mandate to care for the other
in your midst as well as the real-life call
for peace in the Holy Land underpins this
groundbreaking charitable effort.

Meet the Team

The Blessing Bethlehem staff is comprised of Orthodox Jews and committed Christians who have a heart to improve the lives of Christian Arabs living in the Holy Land.

David Nekrutman

Executive Director of the Center for Jewish–Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) & Founder of Blessing Bethlehem

Rabbi Pesach Wolicki

Associate Director of the Center for Jewish–Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) & Director of Blessing Bethlehem

Janet Cain

U.S. Coordinator for the Center for Jewish–Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) & Assistant Director for Blessing Bethlehem

Become a Monthly Partner

Amidst a poor economy and an inadequate social welfare system within Palestinian controlled territories, thousands of Christian families struggle to find employment, and worse, to simply put food on their tables. It is time for us to rise up and remember them as if they were neighbors next door.