Rabbinic Student From Ukraine, 25, Diligent Scholar and Caring Teacher

Gedalya Grinzaid, a 25-year old rabbinical student from Ukraine, was killed Sunday after being struck by a city sanitation truck in Brooklyn N.Y. He was said to be a diligent student and gentle teacher who dedicated his short life to Torah study and sharing Judaism with others. Grinzaid was born in the twilight years of the Communist Soviet Union […]

Ukraine synagogue hit by firebombs

No injuries but extensive damage after vandals hurl Molotov cocktails at prayer hall in Zaporizhia, southeast of Kiev The firebombs hit the Giymat Rosa Synagogue in Zaporizhia, located 250 miles southeast of Kiev, on the night of February 23, according to a report Monday on the news site timenews.in.ua. The website published photos that showed […]

Tragedy: FJC graduate Gedalya Greenzayed OBM

Twenty five year old Gedalya, graduate of the FJC’s ‘Or Avner’ Jewish school in Vinnitza, Ukraine,  was tragically killed after being hit by a garbage truck on the corner of Kingston Ave. and Carroll St., Brooklyn NY on Sunday morning. Gedalya OBM, a well-known and especially beloved member of the Jewish community, was currently studying for rabbinical ordination at the […]

Welcome to our sixth Newsletter!

The FJC is proud to launch its sixth 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 watch our newest edition, press here: https://fjc-fsu.org/fjcs-newsletter-february-2014/ To join simply enter […]

Community Rabbi receives prestigious award

“I believe that this award belongs not only to me, but also to all the members of the Jewish community,” commented Rabbi Liron Ehdrei, the FJC’s representative and Chief Rabbi of Krivoy Rog, Ukraine, after receiving the award for Jewish culture development from the city’s mayor. The Rabbi added: “I want to especially thank my partners and sponsors, […]

Munich 11 Remembered by Jewish Sochi, Israeli Olympic Athletes

The Sochi Jewish community embraced the Israeli delegation and other Jewish athletes with a welcome from the Chief Rabbi of Russia, and candles and kaddish chanting for the 11 Israelis murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics   The Jewish Press Photo: Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar reading the Kaddish memorial prayer On Sunday, Feb. 9, […]

Sochi ready for Jewish arrivals

JTA – by Cnaan Liphshiz Soft sand and turquoise beaches make Sochi a lovely holiday destination, but this coastal Russian city is less than ideal for providing religious services to large numbers of Jewish visitors. With few native Jews and only one resident rabbi, the Black Sea resort of 400,000 residents would seem ill-equipped to handle […]

Deaf Russian Jewish Group Experiences Israel

HUFF POST It was an unusual sight on Friday night at Judaism’s most sacred site, the Western Wall. Near the blue-and-white Israeli flag, waving over the multitudes of Sabbath prayer-goers, a group of young adults were holding hands and dancing — in complete silence. The group consisted of young deaf Jewish adults, many from Russia […]

FJC presents: How to put on Tefilin?

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 put on Tefilin. The Video is the sixth out of a series of productions soon to become available, which will assist the FJC in its […]

‘Yeshiva Vacation’ attracts professional youngsters

Fifty young students and youngsters from Russia, Ukraine and additional countries from the FSU, dedicated their winter vacation to attend an uplifting experience combining intriguing Jewish heritage studies and selected trips and attractions. The ‘Yeshiva Vacation’ took place in the educational campus of the Yeshiva of Moscow for ten days, and was attended by leading […]