Fourth New Yeshiva Opens in Moscow

In addition to three active Yeshivas in Moscow, this week an additional new Yeshiva opened its doors in the ‘Jewish village’ of Malachovka in Moscow’s suburbs. The sounds of Torah proudly resounds in Russia’s capital. This new Yeshiva – part of the educational renaissance led by the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar, for […]

Group Travels to Fulfill Orphan Girl’s Wish

A group of people traveled for hours to help a Jewish girl fulfill a decision she made at FJC’s Jewish summer camp in Rostov, Russia. After years of running an overnight camp on the Don River, this year FJC’s popular Rostov Jewish summer camp, moved to a larger camp site on the Azov sea, geared […]

Jewish Legacy Preserved in Southern Ukraine

FJC’s Jewish community of Kherson, southern Ukraine celebrated last week the opening of a memorial complex at the burial site of Rabbi Hillel from Parich, one of the region’s most prominent rabbis in the 19th century. Besides being a spiritual respite for Jews from all over the world, the site also represents an important historical […]

Russia’s Jews will get their etrog fruits from Italy despite sanctions, says rabbi

(JTA) — The Italian government said that the export of Italy-grown etrog fruits to Russia will not be affected by sanctions imposed by the European Union against Moscow, Russia’s chief rabbi said. The agreement to exempt the export of the citrus fruit, which Jewish communities use as a religious artifact during the weeklong holiday of Sukkot, […]