Petersburg inaugurates New Torah Scroll

Hundreds of community members and guests participated this Sunday in the festive inauguration of a new Torah scroll that was donated by six community members and introduced into the Grand Choral Synagogue of Petersburg, Russia. The last letters of the Torah scroll – donated by Manush Israilov, Eugene Kargapolov, Arkady Kaplun, Vadim Shafranov, Alexei Gnesin, […]

FJC releases its second newsletter

The FJC is proud to launch its second 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 link: […]

After 100 years: New Torah inaugurated

Hundreds of community members, guests and dignitaries, participated in the festive inauguration of a new Torah scroll that was introduced into the Synagogue of Kostroma, Russia after more than 100 years. The last letters of the Torah scroll were written in a special ceremony and continued with a colorful parade led by an army band […]

Irkutsk: Play room donated to local hospital

Last Thursday, the Jewish Community of Irkutsk donated a play room to the cardiology department at the children’s wing of one of the leading local hospitals that treats children, from the age of birth to 18, from the entire region. The incentive for the project came from one of the community’s members, who donated the play room for […]

Jewish Dzerzhinsk comes to life

Dzerzhinsk, Russia – Sealing a remarkably successful month of activities, an official visit by the local Mayor’s office to the Grand Synagogue symbolized the recent revival of the Jewish community in Dzerzhinsk. The delegation, which included the Mayor and his executive team, was warmly welcomed by the Rabbi and the head of the Jewish community. The visitors enjoyed a tour […]

New Jewish learning center inaugurated in Estonia

A remarkably beautiful newly renovated and furnished learning and children center named “Kids center” & “Yiddisher Kop” opened this festival of Sukkot in an honorable ceremony at the city of Tallinn, Estonia. The new “kids center” center includes a Hebrew school, Sunday school, enrichment classes, sports, library, and computer room – and was donated by the Segev […]

Israeli Minster visits Jewish Yekaterinburg

Mrs. Sofa Landver, the Israeli Minister of immigration, concluded yesterday a two day visit to the Siberian Jewish community of Yekaterinburg, Russia. She was highly impressed by the FJC’s educational institutes, the JCC and Synagogue and the active Soup Kitchen. [nggallery id=238]

FJC’s President hosts new Chief Rabbi

Israel’s newly elected Chief Rabbi, David Lau, was the honorary guest at the Sukkah of the FJC’s President, Mr. Lev Leviev. During the visit, Rabbi was introduced to the varied and vast activities of the FJC throughout the Former Soviet union and the revival of its communities.     The chief Rabbi was deeply moved, and […]