Sumy, Ukraine: ‘Purim In The Shtetel’

With a bazaar around the corner from the Synagogue and a regular scene of locals dressed right out of the shtetel, the Jewish community of Sumy, Ukraine wasn’t quite sure how a Purim party themed “in the Shtetl” would actually play out. As the local economy continues to collapse and many people are experiencing difficulties Rabbi Yechiel […]

An Uplifting Purim in Kharkov, Ukraine

With Ukraine still struggling from war in the east and economic collapse throughout the country, Purim came to Kharkov, bringing smiles to the faces of those in the Jewish community. Thousands of people filled seats at the Kharkov circus to hear the reading of the Megillah and enjoy a full program in the true Jewish Purim […]

VI Congress of the FJC of Russia

By: In Moscow the Jewish Community Center hosted the Sixth Congress of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, which this year celebrates its 15th anniversary. This congress has become the most representative of all time of the organization, as 178 delegates from the cities of Russia gathered. The main topics of the event […]

Russian Jews Note Transformation

Interfax & Vestnikkavkaza Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated participants and guests of the seventh congress of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FJCR) on the organization’s 15th anniversary, the Kremlin press service reported on Thursday. “The FJCR has gained high authority and recognition both in our country and abroad during these years. Together […]