Russia’s chief rabbi calls on Ukrainian Jews not to meddle in politics

Moscow, March 27, Interfax – Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar has advised Ukraine’s Jews not to get involved in politics. “The Jewish communities should not offer any political advice to U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin or any other national leader, Lazar said in an interview with English-language Jewish media companies, when commenting […]

Tyumen inaugurates two New Torah Scrolls

Hundreds of community members and guests participated last week in the festive inauguration of two new Torah scrolls that were donated primarily by the Clipper and Miller families and were introduced to the Grand Synagogue of the Jewish community of Tyumen, Russia. The last letters of the new Torah scroll were written in a special […]

Jews in Kharkov Celebrate Purim With Pride

Despite and in spite of Purim falling out on March 16th – the date of the controversial referendum in Crimea the Jews in Kharkov came to celebrate the Festival of Victory of Light over Darkness –Purim- in the Kharkov Circus. After weeks of turbulence and demonstrations in Kharkov , the tension reached its peak on […]

Rabbi Lazar asks on Jewish community of Ukraine to be peacemakers, not division factor

Moscow, March 17, Interfax – Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar has called on the Jewish community of Ukraine to help strengthen unity and not let anyone use them for fuelling militant tendencies in Ukraine. “I understand that the Jews of Ukraine, including the heads of Jewish communities, are deeply integrated in the public processes of […]

Welcome to our seventh Newsletter!

The FJC is proud to launch its seventh 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: To join simply enter […]

Rohr Foundation to Assist in Ukraine Relief Effort

The Rohr Foundation has announced a matching grant to help respond to the dire financial difficulties that Jewish communities throughout Ukraine are facing. The foundation will match up to $200,000 in donations to the Ukraine Jewish Relief Fund, an emergency fund that has been created under the auspices of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the […]

Emergency relief now distributed in Ukraine

Thousands of emergency relief food packages are now making their way throughout Ukraine to the homes of thousands of needy Jewish families, children and senior residents who have been harshly affected by the complicated security and financial crisis taking place in Ukraine. The distribution of the food packages is being made possible thanks to the […]

Ukrainian Jewry needs your help immediately!

The turbulent and unstable situation in Ukraine has left the Jewish communities afraid and vulnerable. Local support for the FJC’s ongoing vast Humanitarian Aid lifesaving projects, Jewish Educational network, Heritage programs and communal events, has completely stopped. Food supplies are limited and bank accounts have been frozen across the land. In addition, the Jewish Synagogues, […]