LifeChanger FSU teenagers enjoy an uplifting Shabbat experience with EnerJew

Hundreds of Jewish teenagers involved in EnerJew’s youth movement gathered in the city Hadiatch, Ukraine, for a fun and uplifting Shabbat experience. They were joined by some of LifeChanger FSU’s teenagers which arrived from troubled homes across the country, and together they spent a weekend Shabbaton in a warm and welcoming environment. LifeChanger FSU is […]

Rabbis and Educators Gather at Conferences throughout Russia

Over the past few weeks, three conferences took place in Russia for Rabbis and educators. The first conference was in Moscow, the capital city, and hosted approximately 40 Rabbis that represent the Jewish communities in and around Moscow. The second conference took place in the JCC of Ufa, and hosted Rabbis from Jewish communities throughout […]

Video Clips bring Kiddush and Havdalah to Life

The FJC is happy to announce that Yahaduton, has released two new educational video clips in the Russian language sponsored by the Leviev Foundation. The first clip teaches how to make Kiddush, the ceremonial blessing over wine that ushers in the Shabbat, and the second teaches how to make Havdalah, the ceremony marking the end […]

EnerJew Runs Region-Wide Leadership Training

100 Jewish teenagers took part in EnerJew youth movement’s leadership training program last month in Minsk, Belarus learning to become top-notch informal education stars of the FSU region. Called “The School of Madrichim” the program runs a two-year series of multiple four-day seminars that in the end produce young Jewish leaders capable of heading camp […]

Clothing Distribution Helps More Children This Year

More than five thousand Jewish children suffering extreme poverty throughout Ukraine and Russia are being given coupons this winter to purchase new seasonally appropriate clothing. Many of these children come from single-parent families, have children with disabilities, refugees, or are from families dealing with other challenges such as addiction, abuse, and neglect. “My children were too […]

EnerJew Opens 5 New Cities, Another 10 Planned

Toliati, Kamenskoye, Kremenchug, Bobruisk, and Chelyabinsk, became the new additions to EnerJew youth movement’s family in the FSU region. The new additions boost the Jewish youth movement’s presence to 49 FSU cities overall, with close to 3,000 teens in activities’ scope. Out of the new cities, two – Kamenskoye and Kremenchug – opened EnerJew clubs […]

Parting Words by the Chief Rabbi of Russia

Parting Words by the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar: It is with great sorrow that I learned about the passing of the founder and President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. He was a strong energetic leader who daily sanctified the word of G-d with his deeds. Thanks […]

Tragedy has Struck the Jewish World with the Death of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

Tragedy has struck the heart and soul of the Jewish and Christian world. Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, 67, President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews passed away, February 6, 2019, from a heart attack. Rabbi Eckstein bridged the interfaith gap between Christians and Jews to create a network of generosity that raised millions for […]


“Yechiel was like the sun that shines one the world, and he shone on all Jews everywhere,” said Rabbi Berel Lazar. BY JEREMY SHARON | The Jerusalem Post Hundreds of people attended the funeral on Thursday at the Eretz HaChaim Cemetery in Beit Shemesh of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews […]

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, 67, ‘A Warm Heart’ Who Supported Jewish Causes Worldwide

Provided $1.5 billion for programs helping Jews in 50 countries By Dovid Margolin | To the myriads of people who worked with him, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein was a man full of life and vitality, always looking for his next project. Eckstein, the president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), an organization he […]