Moscow celebrates “Jewish Community day”

Thousands of Jews, of all ages and backgrounds, came to a festival that lasted for 6 hours, held at the “Jewish square” between the Jewish Museum, the Charity Center and the Jewish educational campus in Moscow. The celebration began with the welcoming of a new Torah donated by the Simanov family and the inauguration of a new […]

Jews Pray for Safety and Aid as Military Action Increases in Eastern Ukraine

It’s past 10 p.m. in Donetsk, Ukraine, and the streets are empty. The city’s public transportation system is silent—the trains and buses now cease operating at 8 p.m.—and most residents have shut themselves within their own homes. With masked men toting Kalashnikov rifles roaming the streets, the Jewish community of Donetsk finds itself praying for […]

Russian Jewry Relieved After Matriculation Exams Postponed

By Haim Lev – Vladimir Putin personally intervenes after Jewish community leaders turn to government over exams, which were scheduled for Shavuot holiday. Russian Jews faced tough decisions this month, after matriculation exams were scheduled for both Shabbat and the upcoming holiday of Shavuot.  In Russia, the Or Avner network of Jewish schools faced a […]

A Mother’s Love, A Father’s Secret

All her life, Rima was treated just a little bit differently by her mother. She was made to work harder than her younger siblings. There was always something which made her feel a little left out. Her feelings were always dismissed. “ You are the oldest,” her father said, “ we expect more from you.” […]

Welcome to the FJC’s new newsletter – May 2014

We hope you are enjoying reading our monthly newsletters. If there is a specific country or program you would like to learn about please let us know. And don’t forget to try out the amazing Kazakhstani bread recipe! Read more at =>