FJC-CIS: A state-accredited Jewish Russian University, modeled after Touro College’s Lander Colleges for Men and Women, will open next month in Moscow. The university will combine Judaic studies with professional education and provide students with the opportunities to enrich their Jewish tradition knowledge while receiving high standard academic degrees. The Russian university will be based on FJC’s two already existing higher education … [Read more...] about New Jewish Russian University Opens in Moscow
Life in the FSU Countries
LifeChanger FSU, a proactive human services organization in the Ukraine, has opened a special education resource room at the Or Avner Jewish School in Nikolaev in southern Ukraine, the first of its kind in Ukrainian schools. The resource room is equipped with a special adjustable desk and chair, a small trampoline, a fitness ball, bean bag chairs and a music corner, and it is staffed by educational specialists, including a special education … [Read more...] about LifeChanger FSU opens First-ever Special Education Resource Room in the Ukraine
By Ben Farhat Our nightly news broadcasts and social media feeds paint a grim picture of the world in which we live. Negativity, disunity, and terror prevail and war looms, casting a heavy shadow over our daily routines. Though we’re well aware of the Jewish imperative of Tikun Olam, to repair the world and cast light into the darkness, our good intentions stall at the sight of so much suffering and loss. How can we heed this higher calling … [Read more...] about Tikun Olam: A Daunting Jewish Imperative
Ambassadors to Ukraine 2017 - Teen Reflection By Jacob Ioffe When I first learned about Ambassadors to Ukraine, a unique opportunity for BBYO members from North America, Europe and Israel to join our brothers and sisters in Active Jewish Teens - the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s growing teen movement in the former Soviet Union and a BBYO partner through our global JDC partnership to engage Jewish teens worldwide - at their … [Read more...] about Thriving Jewish Life in Ukraine: Could I Ever Have Imagined It?
This Chanukah, thousands of Jews in the former Soviet Union will celebrate the annual Festival of Lights by partaking in holiday celebrations and menorah lightings, concerts, holiday meals, and Jewish cultural workshops at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC) network of Hesed social welfare centers and Jewish community centers. Scores of JDC-trained volunteers of all ages are leading these Chanukah activities, a growing trend … [Read more...] about JDC Chanukah Celebrations Bring Out Thousands across the Former Soviet Union