Hundreds of YAHAD Students Donate their Scholarship to Charity

After a year of intensive study despite the global pandemic, hundreds of participants at the YAHAD youth clubs in 52 branches across ten FSU countries decided to allocate part of their scholarships to a variety of charity projects. This was either instead of or in addition to purchasing attractive products in the ‘Shuk’ market set […]

Mitzvah Tanks Deliver “Taste of Life” Humanitarian Aid Throughout Crisis-Hit Ukraine

Despite the global pandemic, the Synagogue-on-wheels, or Mitzvah Mobile, returns to the streets of Ukraine to introduce thousands of Jews to the rich heritage of Jewish tradition, culture and values. This time they travel not only for the outreach and education, but also for the support of the most vulnerable members of the Jewish communities […]

Perm: Construction Permit Received for New Jewish Community Center 

The Jewish Community of Perm, headed by Rabbi Zalmen and Sara Deutch, has excitedly announced that an official permit for construction of a new state-of-the-art Jewish Community Center in the center of Perm, has been issued by the local architecture and urban planning department. Following the announcement, the community plans to begin preparing the allocated […]

Healthcare for the Body and Soul

Chabad at forefront of vaccine distribution effort in Ukraine By Mussi Sharfstein |   When the Ukrainian ministry of health was devising the logistics of a massive vaccine distribution for the Dnepropetrovsk region, Healthcare Minister Viktor Liashko and Governor of the Region Valentin Reznichenko turned to the Federation of the Jewish Communities of Ukraine.  […]

JSummer UNIVERSAL Brings a Completely New Meaning to FSU Summer Camps

SmartJ, FJC’s exemplary educational enhancement network, has taken its ongoing activity to the next stage – establishing a new Jewish summer camp experience for thousands of children across the former Soviet Union. With over 60 branches in eight FSU countries, JSummer is giving more than 2,000 Jewish children an experience to remember for life. Since […]

Odessa Jewish University Celebrates 14th Graduation

Graduating students, distinguished guests, family and community members participated last week in a festive event, marking 14 years of academic and educational success at Odessa’s unique Jewish university. Diplomas with distinction and excellence were awarded to four Bachelor and two Master degree graduates for their achievements. Mr. Naum Malamut, Vice-Rector of the Chabad-Odessa South Ukrainian […]

Young Birobidzhan Jewish Leaders Receive Mayor’s Youth Award

Tsipora-Feiga Khaidukova, leader of the FJC’s Yahad Jewish youth program in Birobidzhan, and Keila Trifonova, coordinator of the local branch of the FJC’s EnerJew youth movement, were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the city’s socioeconomic development. The event, hosted by Alexander Golovaty, Mayor of Birobidzhan, took place in ‘Simkha Kosher’ restaurant on June 28. […]