FJC Appeals to Save Impoverished Ukrainian Jews

This holiday season the Federation of Jewish Communities (FJC) is running a campaign to save Ukrainian Jewish families, among them thousands of children, suffering from humanitarian crisis in the region. Called “Just One Gift” the campaign turns to those interested in the lives of FSU communities to donate the value of just one holiday gift […]

Moscow: “Fiddler on the Roof” Awards 2016

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia’s (FJCR) annual awards ceremony took place last week in Moscow ahead of the Chanukah celebrations. The  “Fiddler on the Roof” awards were established in 2002 and honor outstanding achievement of individual contribution in social and cultural life of the country. This year,  Jewish community leaders, famous musicians and theater artists as well as […]

Donbass refugees celebrate third Hanukka in Kiev

Members of scattered Jewish community remain strongly connected despite distance between them. The Jerusalem Post KIEV – Dozens of Jewish refugees from the war in Donbass celebrated the second night of Hanukka on Sunday evening at a festive event in Kiev hosted by Chabad and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ). This was […]

25th Anniversary of Chanukah Candle Lighting in Moscow

Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar lit the first Chanukah candle of the giant menorah on the Red Square in the heart of Moscow last night. This year marks the 25th anniversary since the ‘Holiday of Lights’ is publicly celebrated in the Russian capital. Speaking on the large stage constructed between the monument of Karl […]

Yahad Brings Top-Notch Lectures to FSU Jewish Communities

In a continuous effort to offer Russian-speaking Jews the same informal education opportunities as their peers enjoy worldwide, FJC’s youth programs platform Yahad launched a training course for lecturers this year. The course, named “Lamed”, consists of four seminars throughout the year, and the latest seminar took place last week on the outskirts of Moscow. […]

From Heartbreak to Hope

Rena Greenberg – More than 700,000 children live in state-run institutions in Russia and Ukraine. Many go to bed hungry, never see the inside of a classroom and endure abuse, neglect, and deprivation. Approximately 8,000 Jewish children are orphaned and homeless throughout the former Soviet Union. It was a bitterly cold day in January, […]

EnerJew Seminar Teaches to Lead

EnerJew, the FSU Jewish youth movement, continues to invest in youth leadership with the fourth installment of its “Madrichim (counselors) school” – a five-day learning seminar aimed to arm participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead local youth groups and community activities. The seminar ran from last Wednesday to Sunday in Minsk, Belarus […]

Israeli PM Netanyahu visits FJC’s ‘Or Avner’ in Baku

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara visited FJC’s Or Avner School in Baku yesterday as part of their official visit to Azerbaijan. They met with the students, the school’s staff and members of local Jewish community. Also present at the meeting were Israeli ambassador to Azerbaijan Dan Stav, education minister Michael […]

Grave of 14 Jewish WWII victims revealed Near Pskov

14 Jewish WWII victims buried near Pskov: 3 Communities Come Together to Complete the Mission By: Sveta Raskin A solemn tale of tragedy, memory and cooperation came to a conclusion last month, when a memorial stone was inaugurated at the grave of 14 Jewish WWII victims in Pskov region of north-west Russia. The Pskov, Veliky […]