Partners & Sponsors
The FJC gratefully acknowledges the support and generosity of its partners and benefactors. They have helped us make a difference in the lives of many through humanitarian aid and education programs – both formal and informal, in celebrating year-cycle festivities and rebuilding community facilities. This support has enabled us to provide ongoing professional assistance and funding to member communities, and be partners in the renewal of Jewish life throughout the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union.
The Leviev Foundation, headed by FJC’s founder and president, Mr. Lev Leviev, was established at 1998 and actively supports over a hundred educational institutions in the Former Soviet Union, including Jewish day schools, universities, kindergartens and camps, with an enrollment of over 15,000 students.
ROHR FAMILY FOUNDATION
The Rohr Family Foundation of Miami-New York, is among the leading builders of Jewish life and communities in the former Soviet Union, caring for every community’s personnel needs and investing in the purchase, reconstruction and building of community institutes and synagogues.
THE MIRILASHVILI FAMILY FUND
The Mirilashvili family fund, headed by Mr. Michael, is deeply dedicated to the Jewish education of the next generation in the FSU and their wellbeing. The fund invests in a wide range of different projects with children, youth and students.
INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIANS AND JEWS
The IFCJ helps provide impoverished Jewish families with necessities, such as food, clothing, and medical care. It also finances a network of safe homes for children and assists needy Jews in making Aliyah
THE AVI CHAI FOUNDATION
AVI CHAI is a private foundation, endowed by Zalman C. Bernstein z”l, and focuses on strengthening and enhancing Jewish education in the FSU
KEREN KESHET – THE RAINBOW FOUNDATION
Keren Keshet – The Rainbow Foundation has provided key assistance in the establishment of Jewish Community Centers and Orphanages for Jewish children in the FSU.
THE CHABAD LUBAVITCH MOVEMENT
Chabad plays a pivotal role in Jewish revival in the FSU by sending and maintaining permanent rabbis in the Former Soviet Union, and by sending rabbinical students to communities without permanent rabbis.
THE AMERICAN JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE
The “Joint” helps support soup kitchens, meals on wheels, synagogue restoration projects and holiday events. It also helps fund the Jewish Community Center in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL (TAGLIT)
Taglit organizes trips to Israel for students, with the help of international philanthropists and the State of Israel.
The Boston Combined Jewish Philanthropies helps fund Chesed welfare centers throughout the FSU, and supports the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish community.
BRIT YOSEF YITZCHAK
The Brit Yosef Yitzchak Organization provides support for regional Mohels and surgical rooms. It also offers a full range of support services, ranging from awareness education, health care and training.
The Conference on Material Jewish Claims against Germany negotiates for the compensation for injuries inflicted upon Jewish by Nazis during the Holocaust, and for the return and restitution of Jewish-owned properties and assets confiscated or destroyed by the Nazis. It also obtains funds for Holocaust survivors and aids rebuilding Jewish communities and institutions devastated by the Nazis.
The oldest continuously operating Tzedakah organization in Israel, Colel’s primary objective is to assist the most destitute residents in Israel. In the FSU, it also helps fund soup kitchens, such as the ones in Minsk and Donetsk, computer rooms in 24 day schools, and kashrut advancement in Ukraine. Colel Chabad also helps fund holidays for the poor.
CONGREGATION BETH EL OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY
This congregation in Bethesda Maryland has been assisting in the revival of the Kostroma Community in the former Soviet Union, as part of the World Jewry committee’s outreach efforts.
Ezras Achim, which for twenty years helped smuggle Jewish religious items into the Soviet Union under the eyes of the KGB, continues its operations today more openly, by providing support for the Odessa Jewish community – among others.
EZRAT MENACHEM, FRANCE
The Ezrat Menachem Foundation provides humanitarian aid by shipping containers with kosher food items to the FSU.
GLOBAL JEWISH ASSISTANCE AND RELIEF NETWORK (GJARN)
GJARN provides food from USDA (the U.S. Department of Agriculture) grants, sends food packages, funds several soup kitchens, and provides major funding and operational services for the senior citizens’ home and hospital in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.
THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL
Besides its myriad of operations in the FSU and around the world, the Jewish Agency provides funding for the Teachers Training Institute and for summer camps throughout the FSU.
Established in Russia in 1880, ORT (the Society for Trades and Agricultural Labor) is the largest Jewish education and vocational training NGO in the world. Recommencing its activities there in 1991, its education establishments are considered the finest in the region
TZIVOS HASHEM – JEWISH CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION
Jewish Children International provides educational programs for Jewish youngsters under the age of Bar/Bat Mitzvah. In the FSU, it organizes educational events and funds two orphanages in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.
UNITED JEWISH APPEAL OF NEW YORK
The UJA of New York provides partial funding for orphanages in the FSU and partial support for staff salaries and training at the Beit Chana Teachers College in Dnepropetrovsk.
The Ezra Charity Foundation, run by the Jewish Community Center at Marina Roscha, was founded in 2000. It helps fund and operate a soup kitchen and a medical clinic in Moscow.
ELIE AND SUZY HORN FOUNDATION, BRAZIL
The Elie and Suzy Horn Foundation covers running expenses for educational projects in Minsk, Belarus.
The L.A. Pincus Fund for Jewish Education in the Diaspora helps support the Beit Chana Teachers College in Dnepropetrovsk and participates in many different projects around the FSU, including building and maintaining kindergartens in Ukraine.
EDMOND J. SAFRA PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATION
Supporting projects worldwide in culture, science, religion, and humanitarian aid, the Safra Foundation provided support for the restoration of the Grand Choral Synagogue in St. Petersburg, Russia – the second largest in Europe.