Moscow hosts new exciting Shabbaton program

The Jewish community of Moscow, known for its inspiring congregation, spiritual leaders, educational institutions, state of the art museum and warm hospitality – has begun a new program calling Jewish youth from across the land to enjoy an inspiring Shabbat weekend. The first youth groups to attend the program were from the cities of Ulyanovsk […]

Teacher at FJC Preschool Killed in Donetsk, Ukraine; Rockets Land Near Synagogue

By Dovid Margolin |  Irina Shelkayeba was cooking supper last night in her apartment in Donetsk when a rocket slammed into her apartment, instantly killing her. She was an active member of the Donetsk Jewish community and a teacher in their FJC’s ‘Or Avner’  Preschool, according to Rabbi Aryeh Schvartz, assistant to the community’s chief rabbi. […]

Breaking news: Jewish woman killed in Ukraine

Jerusalem Post A Jewish woman was killed in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine overnight, The Jerusalem Post has learned. The woman, whose name has not yet been released, had worked in the city’s Jewish kindergarten, according to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which provides aid to Jews in the war zone. […]

EnerJew FSU continues to surprise

The rapidly developing Jewish youth moment, now active in 16 locations throughout the Former Soviet Union, continues in its mission to create a promising and committed future generation of proud Jewish leaders. Lately a series of seminars and Shabbatonim took place in some of FSU’s major cities. In Rostov on Don, Russia and Tbilisi, Georgia […]

Eastern Ukraine Jews to get $650,000 in emergency funding

(JTA) — The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews pledged $650,000 in emergency funding for Jews in the battle zones of eastern Ukraine. The emergency funding will provide Jews from cities such as Donetsk and Mariupol, who are caught in the crossfire between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists, with medicine, food, housing and security, Rabbi […]

Jews Struggling to Survive as Fighting Intensifies in Eastern Ukraine

Article by | Take action at => In eastern Ukraine, Jews are scrambling to survive as fighting intensifies between rebels and the Ukraine army. At least nine people were killed this morning when a civilian bus was shelled in the city of Donetsk, capital of the province bearing the same name. The Ukraine defense ministry […]

Ukraine’s Premier Joins Kiev Prayer Service for Those Lost in the Holocaust

By In commemoration of what has become the International Holocaust Remembrance Day recognized the world over on Jan. 27, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and many members of parliament joined Rabbi Jonathan Markovitch of Kiev in solemn prayer. Six million Jews perished in the Holocaust at the hands the Nazis and their collaborators. Following the […]

Jewish Bishkek: A Brief History and Guide

By Sophia Rehm –   My experience with the Jewish community in Bishkek began on a weekday evening in September. I did not really expect to find a synagogue on Suyumbayev Street. I had been following the gradually narrowing road for blocks, eventually across the wide Jibek-Jolu Avenue. On the other side of this […]