“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 doing this in a manner that also causes joy. Through its children’s clubs, the Federation of Jewish Communities provides Jewish children with a fun, safe and enjoyable experience of being Jewish, offering them a nurturing alternative to life on the street or any other negative surroundings.
These clubs play a central role in member communities by providing a wide array of fascinating and enjoyable activities – sports, chess, horse riding, arts and crafts, theater, Israeli folk-dance, computer games and more.
In cooperation with the Ohr Avner Foundation and Chabad Lubavitch emissaries, children participate in Mitzvah campaigns and projects, sponsor local youth clubs, and prepare for Bar and Bat Mitzvah. Educational projects, undertaken in partnership with the Brooklyn-based Tzivos Hashem network, employ informal and entertaining programs, modern cutting-edge teaching methods, first-class publications and personal encounters – all aimed at preparing these children for a seamless transition into Jewish adulthood.
Finally, a new website has recently “gone live”. Developed by the Chabad-affiliated British company, D3dm, the site is available in English, Russian and Hebrew, and is available throughout the entire Commonwealth of Independent States.