By Tamara Zieve | The Jerusalem Post | Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid (center) pictured with other dignataries in the celebration of the 10th Anniversary for the establishment of the first Jewish community center built in Estonia since the Holocaust, May 25 2017.. (photo credit:ELENA RUDI)   Members of the tiny community believe it will survive, despite […]

Estonian Jewish Community Celebrates Revival Anniversary

Estonia’s Tallinn synagogue celebrated its 10-year anniversary Thursday, an event that marked the revival of Jewish community in a country that was declared “Juden-Frei” 75 years ago. The event was attended by Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid and government officials, Russian ambassador and European Union representatives as well as Israeli ministers, ambassador and Israeli chief Ashkenazi […]

Russian Synagogues Help Local Public Break Stereotypes and Learn More on Museum Night

Thousands of people across Russia came to visit local synagogues on Saturday night as part of the international Night of the Museums event, which offers free tours and programming in various museums and cultural centers overnight. As part of the event, an increasing number of synagogues in the region open their doors to visitors each […]

FSU Jewry Unities in Honor of Lag BaOmer

Hundreds of festivities, parades and hapenings took place across the former Soviet Union on Sunday, when FJC’s Jewish communities, youth and student programs, and educational institutions – celebrated Lag Ba Omer, a day filled with fun outdoor activities, which highlights Jewish unity and pride in face of adversity. In Irkutsk and Novosibirsk, Bryansk and Minsk, […]

EuroStars Trip Concludes: Marriage Proposals, Milestones and Global Connection

Spain, Italy, France, Monaco and Poland in eight days – those were unforgettable moments in the lives of one thousand students from the FSU, who completed their EuroStars trip last week. They danced on the streets of Barcelona, biked and walked on the trails of Sardinia, learned about Jewish history in Nice, celebrated in Monaco, […]

FJC Jewish Communities Join WWII Victory Celebrations

Hundreds of Jewish communities across Russia commemorated yesterday the country’s victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. V-Day, celebrated in Russia every year on May 9th, is an important date for the country, whose entire population, including millions of Jews, was affected by World War II and its aftermath. The day was marked by memorial marches, […]

Russian visitors give Monaco its largest-ever Jewish gathering

By Cnaan Liphshiz | JTA The city state of Monaco, which is sandwiched between France and Italy, saw the largest Jewish gathering in its history during a visit to the principality by more than 1,000 Russian Jews. The celebration Thursday, which was hosted by the tiny Jewish community of Monaco, was organized by one of its […]

EuroStars Trip Culminates in Monaco

FJC’s EuroStars trip participants continued their journey through Europe last week, visiting Jewish historical sites in Spain, France and Italy, and culminating the trip in a grandiose celebration of completing a Torah scroll of their own in Monaco on Thursday. Local Jewish community warmly welcomed the group of over a thousand young Jews from Russia […]

Russia:”Jewish Book Day” a Success in Petersburg

Hundreds of Petersburg residents came to the “Jewish Book Day” event organized at the city synagogue this Sunday and purchased the entire stock of the exhibited books, publishers said. The book fair, which was part of the event, presented a variety of books, from children’s literature to religious and cultural materials by several Russian publishers […]