Thousands receive new clothing for Passover

New clothing brought joy to thousands of children throughout the FSU * In partnership with the IFCJ, the FJC distributed thousands of new sets of clothing to needy Jewish children.

Passover in Irkutsk – one example out of hundreds

Preparations for Passover began in Irkutsk well before the actual holiday itself. Immediately after Purim, Matzah began selling in the synagogue. During  that month, over 2 tons of matzah was sold to community members. When they came to buy the Matzah they had to option of selling their Chametz, which over 500 people did. At […]

Israeli Minister Visits Azerbaijan

By Tamar Runyan, In Azerbaijan to tout his country’s ties with the predominantly-Muslim former Soviet republic, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman toured FJC’s Or Avner Chabad day school in the capital of Baku, meeting with various Jewish organizations one day after sitting down with President Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov. “Whenever he is on a trip, he […]