Euroasian Jewish News
Yefim Haim Goldberg, a 106-year-old Jewish veteran of World War II who was honored frequently by the governments of Belarus and Russia, has died in Russia.
Hundreds of Jewish communities, in both large cities and small towns and villages across the former Soviet Union, are now in the final stages of preparation towards a very different Passover, unlike any they have ever experienced before.
The outbreak of the Corona epidemic has forced EnerJew, FJC’s vibrant Jewish Youth Movement in the FSU, to temporarily move all its varied activities online.
Hundreds of Jewish children who have no other place to call home continue to reside and receive love and affection in the FJC’s network of Children’s homes and Orphanages in Ukraine and Russia.
Dutch-based Christians for Israel planning to deliver more than 300,000 meals on wheels over next two months as country with poor medical infrastructure scrambles to contain virus.
Foreign Ministry says only those who want to come are being brought home.
All the Jewish community centers, synagogues and educational institutions for all age groups, were closed down temporarily and transferred as much of the activity as possible to online.
At the behest of Russia’s Chief Rabbi, Moscow’s Jewish Chessed Center is stepping up assistance to the elderly with a twenty-four hour hotline and fresh meals delivered to their doors.
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