New Exciting Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project Launched in the FSU

FSU’s Jewish Youth Movement, EnerJew, has announced the opening of a brand-new Bar/Bat Mitzvah project for boys aged 13 and girls aged 12. Entitled UPGRADE, the new project will consist of a series of ten innovative and exciting preparation classes, special shabbatons, and unique gifts. With thousands of Jewish teenage members in over 50 branches […]

Kaliningrad: Preview of the Jewish Museum Now Under Development

(JHE) — The Jews in East Prussia History and Culture Association is preparing a museum of local Jewish history to be hosted in the rebuilt New Synagogue in Kaliningrad, Russia (formerly Königsberg, East Prussia). The New Synagogue, a grandiose domed building, was destroyed on Kristallnacht, and exactly 80 years later, in November 2018, the newly constructed near replica […]

LifeChanger FSU Expands its Efforts to Two New Cities

Two new major cities in the center of Ukraine have recently joined the family of the lifesaving ‘LifeChanger FSU’ Jewish Humanitarian project and established thriving branches serving dozens of children and their families suffering from severe poverty, neglect and abuse. “The two new branches in the industrial city of Kamianske (formerly Dneprodzerzhinsk) and in Bila […]

EnerJew Presents Kosher Cookbook Created by FSU Teenagers

Following a series of special classes and activities on the topic of kashrut and Jewish cuisine, entitled ‘Kosher & Tasty’ and attended by thousands of members of the EnerJew youth movement in 50 locations across the former Soviet Union, a unique recipe contest was conducted resulting in a beautiful and fascinating kosher cookbook in the […]

European Council President’s First Stop Upon Landing

By COLLIVE President of the European Council Charles Michel flew to Kiev on Monday for the 23rd summit between the European Union and Ukraine. His first stop wasn’t a public meeting but a tribute. ”Never again,” declared Charles Michel, President of the European Council upon arriving on Monday in Kiev, Ukraine for the 23rd summit […]

7th Moscow Jewish Film Festival opened in Moscow

On October 3, the Opening ceremony of the 7th Moscow Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) – which is taking place in Moscow from October 3 to October 12 – took place at the Oktyabr Cinema. The audience enjoyed the Russian premiere of the animated drama Where is Anne Frank by the Israeli director Ari Folman, Oscar […]

Tomsk Educational Center Heralds Jewish Renewal

By Yoni Brown | Deep in Siberia, Russia, the city of Tomsk has long been home to a storied Jewish past. With the inauguration of its new Children’s Сultural and Educational Center on September 12, the city’s Jewish community celebrated a bright future. Standing next door to the Tomsk Choral Synagogue, the new center […]

Israel President Meets the Leaders of Ukraine’s Jewish Communities and Organizations

During his state visit to Kyiv, Israeli President Mr. Isaac Herzog met with representatives of the Jewish communities of Ukraine. Attending on- behalf of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine were Rabbi Meir Stambler, CEO of FJC Ukraine and his deputy Rabbi Rafael Roytman, Chief Rabbi of Kyiv Jonathan Markowitz, and the Chief Rabbi […]

Restoration of Historic Russian Synagogue Begins

By Yoni Brown | The red and white brick walls that once housed Samara’s Choral Synagogue stand proudly against the vast blue skies of southwestern Russia. Built in 1908 on the banks of the Volga River, its distinctive architecture earned it renown as one of the most beautiful synagogues in the world. Confiscated by […]