FJC Presents: The Story of Passover

New: the FJC is proud to present its new special Video production, sponsored by the Leviev foundation, explaining and visualizing in spoken Russian the historical and yet contemporary story of the festival of Passover and how Matzah is made. The Video is the eighth out of a series of productions soon to become available, which […]

Passover 2015 in the FSU: The largest humanitarian project ever

In honor of the upcoming festival of Passover, the holiday that for generations has symbolized the Jewish longing for freedom and redemption – the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS (FJC) sponsored by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) headed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, have launched one of the most astonishing and complex humanitarian aid projects […]

Pre Pesach Camp comes to Ulyanovsk

For the first time ever, the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk, Russia is running a Pre Pesach camp. As schools have off for spring, the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk is giving Jewish parents the opportunity to take   advantage of this week to give their Children a Jewish education. The camp opens every-day of camp with a […]

Despite Ongoing Trials of History, Ukraine Matzah Bakery Continues Its Unique Legacy

By Dovid Margolin   | At the state-of-the-art Tiferes Hamatzos bakery in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, matzahs are hand-rolled and baked under strict rabbinical supervision. In this eastern Ukrainian city—the country’s fourth-largest, and historically one of its most Jewish—the crisp, round matzahs are carefully packaged and then shipped throughout Ukraine. But Dnepropetrovsk’s matzah output goes far beyond Ukraine’s […]

“How to celebrate Passover” now in Russian!

New publication: The FJC is proud to present its newest release “How to celebrate Passover” a contemporary guide in spoken Russian, by the ‘Yahaduton’ booklet series, explaining all about the festive laws of Passover. The booklet  – sponsored by FJC’s President Mr. Lev Leviev – is part of an extensive series of ten booklets about […]

Jewish Refugees taken in across Ukraine

For now it seems that a tentative peace treaty is holding Ukraine. The future of Eastern Ukraine, however, still looks grim. Over the last year and half, over 65 thousand Jews from eastern Ukraine have been forced to flee their homes due to the fighting near their homes. Two entire FJC communities,  Lugansk and Donetsk, were […]


A Russian Magazine By, For and About Jewish Mothers, Sisters, Daughters and Wives. “It is important to show Jewish women that Judaism is for us”.This, says Chana Gopin, is why she created Jewish Woman – a magazine for Russian speaking Jewish women across the world. Read more at =>


Who would figure a jovial observant Jew, to become a Ukrainian reality TV star? But that’s just what Chef Uriel Stern has become… that and more. Known for his appearances on TV food shows, the strictly kosher cook has introduced Jewish cooking to millions of decidedly non-Jewish Ukrainian TV viewers and they’re loving it. The […]

‘Jewish Revival!’ – FJC’s new Magazine-Newsletter

‘Jewish Revival!’ the FJC’s new Magazine Newsletter, features an in-depth interview with internationally renowned Chef Uriel Stern, an update on the refugee crisis in Ukraine,  and a look at Jewish Woman Magazine.  Make sure to check in each month for fresh and thought provoking articles from the Jewish communities of the FSU =>

Will they have Matzah for Passover?

The harsh reality is that in Ukraine, Russia and additional countries across the FSU, the lives of tens of thousands of Jewish families continue to be tragically affected by the war raging in Eastern Ukraine. The sharp collapse of the economy and rise of inflation, none of it their fault, has left the needy needier, struggling to survive. Many have lost […]