Yeshivot & girls seminars

“Let a father wed his daughter to a scholar, even if he spend all his money on her dowry!” (Tanna R. Deve Eliyahu) More and more Jewish university students are interrupting their studies in order to attent Yeshiva and obtain comprehensive and deep knowledge of Torah studies . At the Federation’s fifteen campuses, more than […]

Rabbinical seminars

“The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” (Henry A. Kissinger) Because Jewish education was illegal until 1990, most rabbis in the former Soviet Union are foreign-born. However, to answer the needs of evolving communities, leadership roles require a more intricate knowledge of […]

Teacher training

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” (Gilbert K. Chesterton) In order to cope with a rapidly growing network of Jewish education facilities, the Federation of Jewish Communities established the Beit Chana teacher’s college in 1995. The institute  provides teaching certificates and masters degrees to dozens […]


“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” (William Butler Yeats) The list of Soviet Jews who have made their international mark on the arts, science and society is boundless, with at least nine Nobel Prizes stressing the claim. Unfortunately, years of institutional restraint have reflected on academia, and […]

Higher Education

The Federation of Jewish Communities operates an ever-growing network of educational institutes. Alongside the scope and variety of venues operating throughout the Former Soviet Union, a need for teachers, rabbis and professionals has seen the establishment of institutes for higher learning. The Beit Chana teacher’s college opened in 1995, and today provides teaching certificate and […]