Siberian Jews inaugurate a huge new Jewish education center in Tomsk

About 200 Jewish children are enrolled in the institution, which features a robotics lab, modern furnishings, pottery workshops and table tennis stations By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ | The Times of Israel JTA — A century ago, communists shuttered the synagogues of Tomsk, one of the oldest cities in Siberia. It was a painful blow, especially to […]

Dnipro: New Torah Scroll Inaugurated in Festive Event

Hundreds of community members, dignitaries, and rabbis attended the festive inauguration event in which a brand new Torah Scroll was introduced into the historic Golden Rose Synagogue of Dnipro, Ukraine, first established in 1868. The ceremony took place in the Jewish community’s conference hall, located on the 17th floor of the Menorah JCC building. The […]

Lypovets: New Holocaust Memorial Museum Opened in Local School

In commemoration of the mass murder of the Jewish population by the Nazis which took place 80 years ago in the Vinnytsia region, the municipal ‘Lypovets’ secondary school located in the town of Lypovets in the Vinnytsia region, opened a new Holocaust Memorial Museum in its grounds. The museum honors the deceased and declares that […]

Ukraine: ‘Yizkor’ Recited at Memorial Events Commemorating 80 Years Since Mass Murders

Dozens of remembrance events and ceremonies are taking place these days across Ukraine, in cities, villages, and mass-grave sites, in memory of the Holocaust victims murdered by the Nazis 80 years ago after invading Ukraine. Hundreds are attending the ceremonies, including members of the Jewish communities, school and university students, government officials, and regional rabbis. […]

Largest Russian Jewish Educational Center for Children Opens in Tomsk

A new Children’s Сultural and Educational Center under initiative of the Jewish community opened in Tomsk on September 12. The ceremony was timed to coincide with the 120th anniversary of the city’s Choral Synagogue. About 100 people attended the opening, including Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, leaders of FJC and city officials.  At the […]

Jewish Children Return to Upgraded Schools Across FSU

As the new academic year kicks off, dozens of improved, modernized Jewish schools throughout the former Soviet Union welcome students after many months of online learning. Thanks to the donors, FJC successfully carried out a major renovation project, transforming infrastructure, refurbishing facilities and equipping Jewish schools and kindergartens with cutting-edge technological tools. Larisa Bobakova, the […]

On Rosh Hashanah, Putin lauds Jewish groups for ‘patriotic, charitable projects’

Russian leader hails community for its work ‘to facilitate Russia’s successful development’   By: Times of Israel staff Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday issued a message to the country’s Jewish community for the Rosh Hashanah holiday, in which he praised its work toward developing and pushing the nation forward. “Jewish religious organizations are doing […]

President Ilham Aliyev congratulates Jewish community of Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 3 | Article and phot by: Trend President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulated the Jewish community of Azerbaijan on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah on September 3, Trend reports. “Dear fellow compatriots! I sincerely congratulate you on the occasion of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and convey my best wishes to all of […]

Girls Yeshivacation Makes Torah Study Accessible to Dozens of Female Students

Sixty-two Jewish female students from across Russia and other FSU countries, participated in YAHAD’s nine-day unique seminar, combining intensive Torah and Jewish studies and a special summer vacation. “The Girls Yeshivacation program,” says Rabbi Moshe Rochlin, Director of the Girls Yeshivacation “has been in operation for the last eight years in cooperation with the Machon […]

EUROTRIP 5781: Excelling Students Treated to a Once in a Lifetime Trip to GEORGIA

Ninety extraordinary Jewish students from across Ukraine, members of the STARS Intensive learning program, enjoyed an unforgettable 7-day trip, combined with an inspiring seminar, to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and its surrounding region. The students from different cities across Ukraine participated in intensive Torah and Jewish learning 8 hours each week during the last […]