Sunday & afternoon schools

“The more schooling, the more wisdom.” (Avot 2:7) A growing network of more than a hundred Sunday schools throughout the Former Soviet Union is providing Jewish education to thousands of children who attend regular day schools. Administered by the Federation’s Sunday school department, their shared curriculum covers the entire scholastic year. Teachers attend training workshops, […]

Children’s clubs

“Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.” (Psalm 8:2) Nothing is more important in a child’s formation than transferring knowledge and experience in a meaningful manner that fosters identification and respect for their roots. Nothing can be more effective than […]

Summer Camp

Linking the chain of generations… For lucky children around the world, summer means one thing: camp! For those in the Former Soviet Union, the Federation of Jewish Communities supported by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews organizes a series of day camps, overnight camps, and even 9-day travel camps to Israel. Strengthening identification with […]

Informal education

Teaching children is both one of the most difficult and rewarding tasks an organization can set itself. Fostering a sense of heritage, a respect for tradition and a love for both must be done in a manner that respects both the child and the matter. Through its children’s clubs, its Ohr, Avner day-school network, Sunday […]

Youth Seminars

“Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) No other segment of society provides a greater challenge than youth. The temptations of life coupled with the tribulations of a harsh reality invest this audience with cynicism, on one hand, and a thirst to shatter boundaries, on […]