In Donetsk, There Will Be Matzah Once Again

Passover amid eastern Ukraine’s frozen war By Dovid Margolin | Chabad.org News from the frontlines of eastern Ukraine’s five-year-old frozen war has long slipped from Western headlines, but for the people living in the region, daily reminders of the conflict’s existence abound. On the outskirts of Donetsk, a city of just under a million residents, the […]

Special Passover Edition * Tomsk, Siberia, Russia

The FSU goes all out for the Holiday of Freedom In over 110 major cities and approximately 500 villages and towns across Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and seven additional countries in the former Soviet Union, the approach of Passover is creating great excitement. Preparations are underway for this major Jewish holiday celebrating freedom and liberty. A […]

Special Passover Edition * Petersburg, Russia

The FSU goes all out for the Holiday of Freedom In over 110 major cities and approximately 500 villages and towns across Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and seven additional countries in the former Soviet Union, the approach of Passover is creating great excitement. Preparations are underway for this major Jewish holiday celebrating freedom and liberty. A […]

Special Passover Edition * Minsk, Belarus

The FSU goes all out for the Holiday of Freedom In over 110 major cities and approximately 500 villages and towns across Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and seven additional countries in the former Soviet Union, the approach of Passover is creating great excitement. Preparations are underway for this major Jewish holiday celebrating freedom and liberty. A […]

The FSU goes all out for the Holiday of Freedom * Odessa, Ukraine

FJC Special Passover Edition – 2019 In over 110 major cities and approximately 500 villages and towns across Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and seven additional countries in the former Soviet Union, the approach of Passover is creating great excitement. Preparations are underway for this major Jewish holiday celebrating freedom and liberty. A tremendous amount of Matzah […]

Darkeinu Olympics Final Comes to Jerusalem

The final stage of FJC’s Darkeinu ‘Olympics’ contest took place in Jerusalem earlier this week, determining winners in two age categories out of 36 finalists, who flew to Israel from 25 cities in the FSU. Overall, 2,000 students participated in the contest this year, making it the Olympic’s largest one yet. The Olympics contest was […]

New Wing opens in Jewish Children’s Home in Moscow

The grand opening and mezuzah affixing ceremony and dedication of the large, new wing of the Children’s Home in Moscow was celebrated with great joy, led by the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar. The attendees included the President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Russia, Rabbi Alexander Boroda, the donors, the general […]

What It’s Like for a Child Refusenik to Be a Rabbi in the City He Left ‘Forever’

Family persecuted by Soviets, boy returns to lead Chabad House in St. Petersburg By Menachem Posner | Chabad.org Dani Ash was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1982, three years into his parents’ eight-year “career” as refuseniks—Jews forced into an underground life of fear, privation and incarceration after their application to leave for Israel was denied by […]

Russian Chief Rabbi Thanks Putin For Help In Returning Missing Soldier Remains To Israel

Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar thanked President Vladimir Putin on Thursday for his assistance in transferring to Israel the remains of Israeli Sgt. Zachary Baumel, who had been missing since 1982 after a battle between Israeli and Syrian troops during the First Lebanon War MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 04th April, 2019) Russian Chief Rabbi Berel […]

Mega Purim Raises 250 Gifts for Needy FSU Families

Over 250 Purim presents for disadvantaged families were raised and sent in Ukraine during the FJC’s Darkeinu MegaPurim contest.  Overall, almost 700 kids from 10 countries participated in the contest’s daily trivia quiz and Purim costume competition. Every ten correct answers provided a Purim present for LifeChanger FSU families, sponsored by the Taste Of Life initiative […]