Soviet Jewry Resources

APSJ – Action for Post-Soviet Jewry
A non-profit, human rights organization dedicated to helping Jews in the former Soviet Union (FSU) and participating in general humanitarian aid projects.
Beyond the Pale: The History of Jews in Russia
An online exhibit that portrays the history of Jews in Europe and in Russia to help understand their life, religion and culture
Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations (COJECO)
Facilitate successful integration process of Russian Speaking Jews into mainstream Jewish community and the greater American society.
Jewish Russian Center and Synagogue (Baltimore)
The Jewish community center and synagogue of the Russian-speaking community of Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia
Jewish Russian Center and Synagogue (Boston)
The only organization in the Greater Boston area dedicated exclusively to the needs Russian Jewish Community, housing a community center, synagogue, and a Pre-K – 6 day school
Jewish Russian Community Center of Ontario
Provides educational, spiritual, religious and cultural community services to Jews from the Former Soviet Union and their families
Jews of Russia
A website containing information and resources for everything Russian and Jewish
NCSJ: Advocates on behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States & Eurasia
Its mission is to safeguard the individual and communal political rights of Jews living in the former Soviet Union and to secure their religious and political freedoms
Contains articles and resources for Russian Jews as well as the website for the Heritage Russian Jewish Congregation in Chicago
SFJPS – The International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies
The School develops curriculum, trains educators and offers a range of educational programming for groups of students, educators, and community members, from Israel and around the world, on the subject of Jewish Peoplehood Studies
Soviet Jewry Movement
A history of the modern Soviet Jewry Movement, from the Jewish Virtual Library
UCSJ – Union of Councils for Soviet Jews
Founded in 1970, acts as an independent grassroots organization advocating for Jews and human rights in the former Soviet Union

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Jewish life flourishes both in and outside the former Soviet Union.

Soviet Jewry

A history of the Zionist movement in the Soviet Union.


Links to Jewish sites around the world