Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia awards billionaire Roman Abramovich for his key role in developing Jewish life. BY TAMARA ZIEVE | The Jerusalem Post  Russian businessman Roman Abramovich had poured half a billion dollars into Jewish communities in Russia, Israel and other countries around the world, over the past 20 years, The Federation of Jewish […]

EuroStars 2018 Trip Kicks Off This Week

A delegation of almost 1,000 Jewish college students from Russia will be visiting Switzerland, Austria, and Poland this week, as part of their EuroStars trip, organized by YAHAD, FJC’s young adult programs platform. The trip comes as a reward for the weekly Jewish heritage classes that the participants engaged in throughout the year.  The trip, […]

1,100 Russian Jews to hear at Auschwitz about Polish rescue, betrayal of Jews

By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Russia’s main Jewish group is sending its largest delegation ever to the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Poland, where participants will hear about Polish bravery but also complicity in the Holocaust, a top rabbi from Moscow said. The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia will send 1,100 teenagers and […]

Winners Chosen in Darkeinu Olympics in Moscow

60 Jewish school students from Russia, Belarus, and Israel came together in Moscow this week for the regional final round of the “Darkeinu Olympics 5778” contest. Darkeinu Olympics is the largest Jewish studies competition throughout the FSU launched in 2013 by FJC’s ‘Or Avner’ educational fund. “Throughout its five-year history, Darkeinu Olympics enabled thousands of Jewish […]

EnerJew Moscow Volunteers at Children’s Hospital

Last Sunday, EnerJew Moscow participated in the national “Good Deeds Day” initiated by International and local Jewish organizations. The entire EnerJew Moscow team arrived at the Russian Clinical Children’s Hospital to stage a theater performance, which brought the little patients some extra smiles and positive emotions. “We were really happy to take part in such […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemorated in the FSU

In honor of the Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated Thursday in Israel and in Jewish communities worldwide, and in honor of the International Day of Liberation of Nazi concentration camps, commemorated internationally on April 11th, the date of Buchenwald camp liberation, FJC communities in the FSU held various commemoration events. Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar […]

Or Avner Zhytomir Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Last month, FJC’s Or Avner Gymnasium in Zhytomir, West Ukraine, celebrated its 20th anniversary.  Founded in 1997 by Mr. Lev Leviev and the Or Avner Foundation, today the school is the main center of the city’s Jewish life, attracting students and their families to a variety of educational and extracurricular programs. The school is also […]

Passover Activities Sweep Across the FSU

Hundreds of thousands of FSU Jews of all ages and backgrounds took part in Passover events and activities organized by FJC communities and programs across eight countries with hundreds of cities, towns, and villages. Jewish youth and young adults program participants volunteered with the elderly, creating a sense of brotherhood and continuity; Jewish schools organized […]

This is How 3,000 Guests Enjoyed the Seder in Central Moscow

Just before the Passover night began in Moscow, photographer Levi Nazarov went out for a quick round of shots to capture the preparations for about 3,000 guests in the central Marina Roscha Jewish Community Center. In order for every guest to receive personal attention and to ensure the evening’s orderly procedures, the seders were divided by […]