In the coming months, three synagogues, an orphanage, an educational campus and two new Jewish community centers will be dedicated in five cities across the former Soviet Union.

A ceremony in Moscow will kick things off this week with the grand opening of the Bet Chaya orphanage, a Chabad-Lubavitch run institution operated under the umbrella of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

Three weeks later, Jewish community leaders will dedicate a new synagogue and community center in Malakhovka outside of the Russian capital.

Elsewhere, construction is about to wrap up at the central synagogue in historic Derbent, while community members in Minsk, Belarus, are preparing to dedicate their new synagogue and community center.

The coming months will also see the dedication of a new Ohr Avner Chabad educational campus in Baku, Azerbaijan.