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Global Jewry: Our Impactful Work with Children and Families in Russia

This post is part of a series highlighting the international work our Federation is doing in partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Learn more by joining us at Global Jewry: One People, One World on November 16th—an in-depth look at our impact and the challenges we face.

In a recent blog post, we highlighted some of our Federation’s initiatives to revitalize Jewish life in Russia. In addition to leadership programs for Jews in their 20s and 30s and financial assistance for Jews in need, our Federation connects families with young children to Jewish life and holiday celebrations. This is part of our effort to ensure a strong and vibrant Jewish future for our family in Russia, a future that was once bleak as Jewish life was hindered by the Communist regime.

One of the ways we are strengthening the Russian Jewish community is through the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC) Yesod Family Programs in St. Petersburg. Yesod is infamous for hosting unforgettable holiday celebrations for all ages at their state-of-the-art Jewish Cultural Center. They also offer theater programs, professional concerts, Israeli cultural events and even a renowned Jewish kindergarten.

Check out the video below to hear how the JDC’s Zina is helping create programs that connect Russian families to one another and engage children and their parents in Jewish life.

Yesod is not the only program we support to revive the Russian Jewish community. Click here to learn more about our work in Russia.

Together, we are also making an incredible impact on Jewish communities across the globe. Learn more by joining us at Global Jewry: One People, One World on Sunday, November 16th! This captivating program will offer an in-depth look at our work and the challenges we face—with opportunities to hear firsthand from our partners on the ground how we’re transforming lives throughout the Jewish world.

Register for Global Jewry: One People, One World today!

For more information, contact OnePeople@JewishLA.org.