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Bearing Witness to launch in early 2023

November 2, 2022- Posted in AFEDJ, Bearing Witness

After many pandemic-related delays, AFEDJ’s video-based study program provides a window into the remarkable witness of Christians in the Holy Land  AFEDJ’s education program, Bearing Witness: A Journey with Holy Land Christians, is one the Episcopal Church has been calling for at regular intervals over...

Q&A with Eileen Spencer 

November 1, 2022- Posted in People

Spencer will become AFEDJ’s new executive director in December After a thorough, thoughtful national search, Eileen Spencer joined AFEDJ as its Executive Director-Elect on September 6. She will work alongside John Lent, the current Executive Director, who will retire at the end of this year....

Welcome Eileen!

September 26, 2022- Posted in AFEDJ, People

Eileen Spencer begins the transition process to become AFEDJ’s new executive director on December 1. Early Tuesday morning Eileen Spencer joined a Zoom call with leaders of the Princess Basma Center in Jerusalem to learn more about the USAID grant project to make all areas...

American Friends names new Executive Director

August 18, 2022- Posted in AFEDJ, People

The Board of Trustees of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Eileen Spencer of Dutchess County, NY, as Executive Director-Elect of the organization. She will join AFEDJ in September and work alongside John Lent,...

Ahli Arab Hospital needs your ongoing support

August 17, 2022- Posted in Gaza, Healthcare

A brief war highlights the fragility of life in Gaza as families suffer from indiscriminate attacks on refugee camps and acute shortages of water, fuel, and medicine. Over three days last week, the exchange of bombs and rockets between Israel and the Islamic Jihad faction...