Tragedy strikes the Jewish community of Lugansk

Rocket kills mother and grandmother, leaving 4-year-old child alone The civil warfare taking place in the easternmost city of Ukraine, Lugansk, has tragically cost the lives of two dear members of the Jewish community, Svetlana and Anna Sytnikova. The two, mother and grandmother of four-year-old Vadim – a pupil at the FJC’s ‘Or Avner’ Jewish kindergarten […]

Russian Rabbinate Dedicates Base

Russian Jews now have an official address for rabbinical questions: 2nd Vysheslavtsev Pereulok, #5A in Moscow. A new building for the Chief Rabbinate of Russia was inaugurated this week by a visiting delegation of Israeli Chief Rabbis and presidium members of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe. The new location will serve the Beit Din headed […]

Putin Vows To Combat Anti-Semitism

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday met with Russia Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar and the President of Jewish Communities of Russia, to discuss joint efforts to combat anti-Semitism and neo-Nazism. The meeting was also attended by rabbis from Israel, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and France. During the meeting, the parties discussed joint efforts […]

President Putin: I Support Israel

Support for Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s military effort to stop Hamas’ incessant rocket attacks against Israel’s civilians, is coming directly from the Kremlin. “I am closely tracking what is happening in Israel,” Russian President Vladimir Putin remarked in a meeting on Wednesday with a delegation of Chief Rabbis and representatives of the Rabbinical Center of Europe. The […]

New Summer campaign launched

Summer campaign – bringing Jewish pride to the FSU!   Hundreds of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Georgia’s neediest Jewish children will also have this summer a safe haven, far away from the streets and hazards, together with thousands of their brethren.   A warm and loving staff will empower them with pride and self-confidence and […]

Lemonade or dirty water?

Lemonade or dirty water? Bunk beds or a sewage tunnel? Hot food or a garbage can? Most of us have amazing memories of our summer vacations… Sprinklers, sand castles, ice cream, lemonade, etc. However, as our school year closes, our children become more and more tense and nervous about returning to their families. Most of […]

Life and all it’s punches * Personal Story *

Katerina was a young and energetic 17-year old who grew up in a one room farm house outside the Russian city of Kaliningrad. Her talent for sports was obvious to even the most untrained eye… It was obvious that she would one day be a star.  Katerina lived with her mother, grandparents and severely disabled […]