Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS, Inc.

aka FJC of the CIS   |   NY, NY   |  https://fjc-fsu.org/

Mission

The Federation of Jewish Communities (FJC) was established to revive the Jewish communities of the Former Soviet Union. We provide extensive humanitarian aid, Jewish formal and nonformal education, organize cultural events and religious services, establish and develop Jewish communities and rebuild Jewish institutions. Our main bureau represents member interests on the international front, and also represent community members in government and institutional forums. FJC strives to develop and maintain good working relations with members of other faiths. Since its launch, over ninety rabbis and countless community leaders were posted in central locations, and been recognized as an umbrella organization that represents and administers a variety of established funds and institutions.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Rabbi David Mondshine

Main address

445 Park Ave 9th Floor

NY, NY 10022 USA

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EIN

13-3970940

NTEE code info

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Jewish (X30)

Homes for Children & Adolescents (P76)

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Orphanages and Children's homes

Jewish families have not escaped the high rate of unemployment and poverty ravaging the Former Soviet Union. Numerous marriages have broken up, leaving children in the hands of caretakers or single parent homes that can’t make ends meet. Many turn to alcohol or drugs; some are institutionalized or in prison. Children are neglected, and adoption is rarely an option. More often than not, they end up on the street.

The FJC has created an expanding network of orphanages and children’s homes in central cities such as Moscow, Zhitomir, Odessa, and Dnepropetrovsk, providing a holistic, warm environment where these desperate youngsters can not only heal, but thrive. Here, some will receive their first set of clothes; others will finally see the inside of a classroom.

Staffed by state-certified professionals, each shelter provides loving house parents, psychological counseling, medical treatment, three nutritious meals daily, attractive bedrooms, modern bathrooms, new clothing, game rooms, field trips and cultural enrichment. The children attend the local Jewish day schools during the year and FJC camps during the summer break, enabling them to adapt to the mainstream by mingling with children from normative families.

Community representatives actively seek out new wards, taking to the streets at night with food, information and an open invitation to ‘come home.’ Babies, children abandoned by their parents, abused, cold and hungry – all are cared for with genuine love and warmth so that they can one day become independent and healthy individuals in a normative society.

Population(s) Served

The need for Jewish education in the countries of the Former Soviet Union is critical. FJC established and manages 124 educational institutions, including Jewish kindergartens, elementary schools, high schools, and universities, with an ever growing enrollment of more than 7,000 students.

Population(s) Served

Hundreds of thousands of Jewish elderly in the former Soviet Union live on meager pensions that are not sufficient to cover their most basic needs. Many are disabled and homebound. Simple issues like food can become a crucial issue.

The FJC funds and operates dozens of soup kitchens across the former Soviet Union, literally saving lives. The kitchens, which are certified kosher, provide two hot meals each day, nearly every day of the year. In addition to staving off starvation, they provide the needy with the security that they will not be left hungry or neglected.

Population(s) Served

Publishing Jewish texts in Russian, to make the Jewish tradition, history and culture accessible to the Jewish communities in the Former Soviet Union. Reprinting Jewish texts that were destroyed throughout the decades of communist rule.

Population(s) Served

Jewish community centers which teach and provide Jewish cultural and religious services. Centers that provide the Jewish community with various humanitarian services such as employment assistance, food center, adult educational programs, summer and winter camps for children, at-rist teen programs.

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Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 07/02/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lev Leviev