Mariupol vows to remember and not forget

The Jewish community of Mariupol commemorated the memory of Sixteen thousand Jews that were murder in 1973 by the Nazi invaders. The memorial service, usually held annually on the day of the execution of the Jews of Mariupol, was transferred due to the tension in E. Ukraine to the city’s central Synagogue. More than one […]

New Jewish Community center opens in Krasnodar

Together with hundreds of community members and distinguished guests, the Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, participated this Sunday, in the historical opening ceremony of the new Jewish community center in Krasnodar, Russia. The new center generously donated by the president of the FJC, Mr. Lev Leviev, contains in addition to a beautiful Synagogue, a […]

Launch of our new website: Yizkor-Memorial Wall  

Standing on the Shoulders of Those Who Came Before Us So often we hear stories about those who have been lost. In our work in the Former Soviet Union we hear countless tales of loved ones, valued community members or ancestors who have passed on. Individuals who gave of themselves for the sake of family, […]

A month of elevation; Jewish FSU comes to life

Hundreds of thousands of Jews from across the Former Soviet Union, in over 500 of the FJC’s Jewish communities, took part in the prayers, celebrations and special traditions of the High Holidays and joyous festivals of the Hebrew month of ‘Tishrei’. Led by the community rabbis and hundreds of additional young rabbis who volunteered to assist the […]

Winter relief: new warm clothing for the most needy

In honor of the High Holidays and as the cold winter rapidly approaching, 5,000 of the neediest Jewish children In Ukraine – many of which are now refugees – and thousands more from across the FSU, are now receiving special clothing packages made possible thanks to the FJC’s blessed partnership with the International Fellowship of Christians and […]

In Midst of Falling Rockets, Ukraine Prepares for Yom Kippur

By Dovid Margolin –  It was Rosh Hashanah, and on the outskirts of Mariupol, grad rockets were falling — loud and hard. “In my apartment, you don’t only hear the rockets, you feel them,” stresses Rabbi Aaron Kaganovsky. “For three days in a row they were falling, and the whole building was shaking. A lot of people who live […]