Christian News - The Alexa Show
The Alexa Show, which appears on several PBS channels, streams LIVE to Facebook, and lives in infamy on YouTube, continues to be a beacon of positivity and enlightenment on topics that help us all survive and thrive in uncertain times. With all the talk of division and divide in the current political and cultural climate, her latest guest Joelle Eckstein arrived just in time for the Jewish New Year with a compelling story highlighting the unity between different religious populations. Joelle is the widow of well-known Rabbi, Yechiel Eckstein, who pledged his life’s mission to serve the needy through his unifying personality. Known as the “Bridge Builder’, he was famous for the connection he made between the two communities.
Joelle Eckstein faithfully worked alongside her late husband, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, for 15 years as he built an organization that raises $100 million a year to help Jewish widows and orphans. He dedicated his life to building bridges between Christians and Jews.
In February 2019, she lost it all. In a tragic moment, her husband and her mission were both gone. Their life was intertwined not only in a beautiful marriage but in a unified charitable and spiritual purpose. Joelle was a leader in his organization. They were creating a hotline with her husband, which became a resource, filling needs for Israel residents. In one shocking moment, she was alone. The organization that had been their mutual love had decided she was no longer needed to add to the tragedy.
Joelle became a shell of her former self, struggling to get up every day. Then she had a realization. What he would want for her was to turn her unbearable pain into purpose. It was in that moment that the Eckstein Fund was born. The Eckstein fund hotline is up and running, helping many of the working poor in Israel who live from paycheck to paycheck. One unfortunate event, like losing a job, an eviction notice, or a medical emergency, can push them into debt or homelessness. You can join The Eckstein Fund in making a life-saving difference for Israelis in need.
As she does with all her guests, Alexa pulls together Joelle’s story in a way that is intriguing and sensitive. She brings the viewer the reality. Alexa has a fantastic way of uniting all of us in our vulnerability. She shows un that this is a commonality that we all cherish and respect in each other. Her interviewing style is less therapist and more a trusted friend. Alexa is a shoulder to lean on. A person that helps everyone see the positive in every difficulty. We love following her on social media where she seems to be everywhere as @ASKALEXATHERAPY.
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