Tragedy strikes the Jewish community of Lugansk

Rocket kills mother and grandmother, leaving 4-year-old child alone

The civil warfare taking place in the easternmost city of Ukraine, Lugansk, has tragically cost the lives of two dear members of the Jewish community, Svetlana and Anna Sytnikova. The two, mother and grandmother of four-year-old Vadim – a pupil at the FJC’s ‘Or Avner’ Jewish kindergarten in town, were hit by a straying rocket as they were entering a local store.  

The FJC wishes to send its sincere condolences to the family and Jewish community and especially to Vadim who will be cared for and raised so that that his mother and grandmother OBM will be proud of him.

Vadim’s only remaining relative is trying to make his way from Belarus to Lugansk, despite the danger, to participate in the funeral and take care of his orphaned nephew. 

If you are interested in assisting in bringing up Vadim can do so at => (Please indicate purpose of contribution)   

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