Derbent’s terrorist Killed in Gunfight

Russia’s main anti-terror agency said Friday its forces have killed five suspected militants including a prominent warlord during a raid in the restive southern province of Dagestan, a republic of Russia which has seen a growing presence of Islamic extremists. They were wanted in connection with the Shooting of the FJC’s representative Rabbi Ovadia Isakov. […]

FJC presents: How to build a Sukkah?

New: the FJC is proud to present its new special Video production, sponsored by the Leviev foundation, explaining and visualizing in spoken Russian how easy and simple it is to build a Sukkah. The Video is the fourth out of a series of productions soon to become available, which will assist the FJC in its […]

FJC presents: The four species!

New: the FJC is proud to present its new special Video production, sponsored by the Leviev foundation, explaining and visualizing in spoken Russian how easy and simple it is to bless over the four species. The Video is the fifth out of a series of productions soon to become available, which will assist the FJC […]

New Jewish Community center opens in Siberia

Thousands of members from the Jewish communities of Siberia, Russia attended last week the inauguration of a new and remarkably beautiful JCC and Synagogue at the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. The new structure became reality thanks to the assistance of the FJC of Russia, the Keshet foundation, Mr. Glaizenberg, Mr. Alexander Shpikelman and Mr. Leonid […]

President Putin extends his wishes for New Year

In his annual letter to the Jewish communities of Russia on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, Mr. Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Federation, extended his warm blessings to the Jewish people in honor of the new upcoming year. Mr. Putin wrote about the special values of the Jewish nation and their great spiritual and educational contribution, […]

Urgent relief efforts continue in Russia

FJC’s representatives continue to assist the thousands of citizens hit by floods. They have provided them with hundreds of new warm clothes, sanitary products, stationary and notebooks for 500 pupils, tons of crockery, daily meals for hundreds of families, 7 tons of water and financial aid. All the above is performed in full cooperation with the local authorities, which have shown much gratitude for these efforts and have requested their […]

New Synagogue opens in a series of events

Only four days before the beginning of the New Year, the Jewish community of Nikolayev, Ukraine, celebrated the reopening of their grand Synagogue after being closed for major renovations. The event was celebrated in a series of exciting events. A delegation of parliament members from Israel and heads of the Israel’s Education Ministry arrived especially […]

FJC presents its monthly online Newsletter

The FJC is proud to launch its new – first ever – monthly online newsletter. The new designed and well edited newsletter is planned to appear monthly in your e-mail boxes and to present interesting facts, stories and news about the revival of Jewish life in the FSU. To join simply enter your e-mail address at the following […]

‘First bell’: Jewish education flourishes like never before

Traditionally opened by the blowing of the shofar, the new learning year that began last week on the 1st and 2nd of September, demonstrated the remarkable development of the various Jewish educational institutes active under the umbrella of the FJC: 120 kindergartens, 90 schools, 25 institutes of higher education, 10 orphanages and more than 10,000 pupils! All this has been made possible thanks to the generous donations of philanthropists […]

Rosh Hashanah celebrated throughout the FSU

Hundreds of thousands of Jews from across the Former Soviet Union openly celebrated, this past long weekend, the opening of the High Holidays together with more than 110 of the FJC’s representatives in the major cities and in an additional 420 communities. Services and the blowing of the shofar, alongside festive meals, took place in the communal Synagogues, and […]