History: Jewish heritage program translated to Georgian

After completing the entire series of the new and innovative Jewish learning program – ‘Darkeinu’, the FJC’s ‘Or Avner’ Jewish educational network, is happy to introduce the next stage: Translating the series to additional languages. Georgian has been chosen to be the first. The first learning book, arriving today from the print house, is intended […]

The ‘Jewish Home’ Seminar comes to Nizhny

Twenty-five Jewish families from the Jewish community of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, participated last week in a special 3-day seminar that focused on the Jewish approach to tradition, education, love and intimacy and relationships. Additional workshops and events included a barbeque, cooking, movies, humor, concerts and varied lecturers. The seminar took place in order to help […]

Jerusalem hosts the FSU’s Jewish school headmasters

Headmasters and school directors of the FJC’s ‘Or Avner’ Jewish educational network from across the Former Soviet Union, convened last week in the Crown Plaza hotel in Jerusalem for a four day professional Seminar dedicated to the revival of Jewish education in the post-Soviet countries. During the Seminar, the 48 attending senior educators enjoyed professional, legal and pedagogical lectures alongside tours of […]

Jewish Pride: The ‘Darkeinu Olympics’ second annual Jewish heritage quiz

After its remarkable success in 2013-14 the ‘Darkeinu Olympics’ Jewish heritage quiz returns for a second round with over 1400 pupils from the FJC’s ‘Or Avner’ network of Jewish school in the FSU attending the first stage – a written test on selected chapters from the ‘Darkeinu’ learning program.   Hundreds of exams have already been graded, showing excellent results that indicate the […]

EnerJew’s annual Seminar takes place in Minsk

Last week, one hundred and fifty young activists, coordinators, professional mentors and rabbis, from ten cities in four different FSU countries, attended the five-day annual general seminar of the FJC’s new and innovative youth movement – EnerJew, which took place in the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus. A dedicated staff and a fabulous program awaited the young representatives […]

Violence Overwhelms Donetsk; Danger for Remaining Jews

As heavy rocket and artillery fire pounded the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk last week, teachers at the city’s ‘Or Avner’ Jewish Day School rushed their students into a room in the building’s center, where they silently waited for the barrage to end. Classes were dismissed early that day, and the 20 children in attendance—a […]