‘Or Avner’ – Jewish Kindergarten Network across the FSU  The ‘Or Avner’ network of Jewish Kindergartens has become synonymous in the FSU with excellence in early childhood development and education and in imparting Jewish values and tradition. A fully trained and dedicated staff provides the educational and developmental needs of each child in their care, while […]

High school

A measure of an organization’s effectiveness is its longevity. By the time the first class of FJC day school children was ready to graduate to high-school, preparations were in place to offer these youngsters a seamless transfer into the next stage of their scholastic endeavors. Funded by the Or Avner Foundation, the focus of these […]

Day schools

“You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking along the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” (Deuteronomy 11:19)  The heart of the FJC’s education activities is without doubt its chain of more than 90 Ohr Avner day […]


Darkeinu – Jewish Heritage Learning Curriculum ‘Darkeinu’ is the FJC’s Jewish heritage educational program. Created by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals from Israel and the FSU, this comprehensive Jewish studies curriculum offers Jewish students the opportunity to study their Jewish heritage in a language adapted to their modern cultural sensibilities with an emphasis on contemporary […]

Jewish Education

“Education is a social process … education is growth…. education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.” (John Dewey) The critical need for Jewish education in the countries of the Former Soviet Union cannot be overstated. With 124 educational institutions, including Jewish kindergartens, elementary schools, high schools and universities, and with an aggregate enrollment of more […]