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Three New Synagogues Open in Moscow
Former Soviet Union
New shuls and Torah scrolls highlight ongoing Jewish growth in Russia
Rabbi Brutally Beaten in Zhitomir, Ukraine
Former Soviet Union
Jewish community asks for prayers; motive for the attack remains unknown
The Art and Healing of Rabbi Ovadia Isakov of Derbent
Former Soviet Union
Three years after his near assassination attempt, Dagestan’s rabbi is back working—and painting
School Doors Open to Thousands of Jewish Students Across the Former Soviet Union
Former Soviet Union
125 Ohr Avner schools and kindergartens welcome children for the new academic year
For Kids Traumatized by War, Summer Camp Salves Wounds
Former Soviet Union
Refugees join 5,000 other Jewish kids at Gan Israel camps in the former Soviet Union
The Return: 500 European Rabbis Gather in Village of Lubavitch
Former Soviet Union
Rabbis changing the face of European Jewry make pilgrimage to the shtetls where it all began
Once Forbidden, Historic Russian Translation of the Talmud Gains Steam
Former Soviet Union
A monumental effort with commentaries is launched with the first three volumes
In War-Weary Ukraine, American-Staffed Summer Camp Bolsters Jewish Youth
Former Soviet Union
Partnering with a local Jewish organization, Camp Gan Israel Yeka sees a bright future
Mikvah in Omsk, Siberia: The First in More Than a Century
Former Soviet Union
A fresh beginning for a community founded by forced conscripts
30 Years Since Chernobyl: How 3,000 Children Were Airlifted Out of Nuclear Disaster
Former Soviet Union
A tale of Soviet lies, a newspaper baron, Romanian airplanes and the sweeping rescue of Jewish youth
Ukrainian City Renames Street in Honor of the Rebbe
Former Soviet Union
The people initiated the name change, recognizing Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson as a local hero
Soviet Underground Rabbi Honored on Capitol Hill
Former Soviet Union
Rabbi Hillel Zaltzman addresses Jewish American Heritage Month gathering in Washington, D.C.
Soviet Jewish Underground Rabbi to Receive Honor at U.S. Senate
Former Soviet Union
The acclaimed author and activist tells a story of survival and assistance for fellow Jews
Mystery Solved: Historic Ark Cover Finds Way Back to Russian Synagogue
Former Soviet Union
Missing for 100 years, it is now on display in the recently renovated building
Once ‘Unthinkable,’ Ukraine’s President Appoints a Jewish Prime Minister
Former Soviet Union
Election of Volodymyr Groysman, grandson of a Holocaust survivor, is another sign of change
Today, A Moscow With More Synagogues Than Ever
Former Soviet Union
28 Chabad centers redefine Jewish communal life in Russia’s capital
First Prayer Room for Female Jewish Prisoners Opens in Russia
Former Soviet Union
A refuge of sorts, where women can meet, pray and light Shabbat candles
The Small Town Where Ukraine’s Jews Go to Gain Strength
Former Soviet Union
In good times and bad, Jews have visited the resting place of Chabad’s founder in Haditch, Ukraine
Governor of Stalinist ‘Jewish Homeland’ Gets a Bar Mitzvah
Former Soviet Union
New Birobidzhan leader promises to build the city’s first mikvah
L’Chaim on a Moscow Train Platform: 25th Year Since the Fall of the USSR
Former Soviet Union
Secret Chassidic gatherings ensured a Jewish renaissance
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