Former Soviet Union

Former Soviet Union

The World Union is proud to be playing a major role in the historic renewal of Jewish life for millions of Jews living in the former Soviet Union (FSU). After over 70 years of Communism, religious oppression and persecution, Jewish communities in the FSU have once again become vibrant with the World Union's assistance.

Belarus Rosh HashanahThe first congregation to officially join the Reform movement was Hineini in Moscow in 1990. Today, over 60 congregations in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltic states, spanning 11 time zones from the Polish border to the Pacific Ocean, have officially become part of the World Union family, which now has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev and Minsk. There are currently six native-born rabbis and a full-time academic program, Machon, (the Institute for Modern Jewish Studies), to locate and train local paraprofessional community workers.

The Progressive movement operates nursery schools and Sunday schools all over the FSU under the leadership of a team of full-time education directors. Netzer Olami, the international Zionist youth movement of the World Union, has become the largest Jewish youth movement in the FSU, operating summer and winter camps for some 1,000 participants, as well as youth clubs and counselor training programs.

The World Union actively promotes ties between congregations in the FSU and their counterparts around the world through twinning programs and Torah donations, and by coordinating with HUC-JIR to send rabbinical students to provide spiritual leadership during Jewish holidays.

A web site has been developed for the movement (http://www.wupj.ru/), including a Netzer Olami section (http://wupj.ru/index.php/2009-08-25-10-36-17), to enable members to keep abreast of events in their communities and to attract new members. These sites also provide educational content, as well as the possibility of listening to music used in services and learning the weekly Torah portion.

Find congregations in Belarus , Crimea, Russia, Ukraine.
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Regional Offices

Beit Simcha

Address20 Shornaya St.
Minsk 220004
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone375-172-202-276/ 206-5850 Fax
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site

Association of Progressive Jewish Congregations in Russia, Moscow Center for Progressive Judaism

AddressArgunovskaya St. 3, bldg 1, 4th fl.
Moscow 129075
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone+7 495 956 6609 Fax+7 495 956 6609
e-mailorosir@mail.ru
web sitehttp://www.wupj.ru

Congregations in Belarus

Baranovichi (Brest District)

Thiya

AddressKirova str., 56a
Baranovichi (Brest District) 225320
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone+375 1634 7 33 57 Fax
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site

Bobruisk

Hatikvah

AddressOktyabrskaya st., 137-11
Bobruisk 213809
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone+375 297 49 20 08 Fax
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site

Brest

Nefesh

AddressShevchenko blv., 3-66
Brest 224013
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone+375 296 51 38 59 Fax
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site

Gomel

Kadimah

AddressKrasnoarmeiskaya, 1A
Gomel 221650
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone Fax
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site

Grodno

Menorah

AddressKletskova av., 48-41
Grodno 230026
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone+375 152 56 21 50 Fax
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site

Lida (Grodno District)

Shalom

AddressChapaeva str., 4-18
Lida (Grodno District) 231300
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone+375 156 12 07 50 Faxphone2:+375 297 85 23 90
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site

Minsk

Beit Simcha

Address20 Shornaya St.
Minsk 220004
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone375-172-202-276/ 206-5850 Fax
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site

Sheket

Address20 Shornaya St.
Minsk
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone375-172-202-276/ 206-5850 Fax
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site

Tamar

Address20 Shornaya St.
Minsk
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone375-172-202-276/ 206-5850 Fax
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site

Mogilev

Keshet

AddressPervomaiskaya str., 69-18
Mogilev 212030
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone+375 222 22 05 68 Faxphone2:+375 297 40 45 53
e-mailizakson@yandex.ru
web site

Vitebsk

Emuna

AddressLenina str., 65-8
Vitebsk 210026
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone+375 212 36 62 15 Faxphone2:+375 296 71-82-27
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site

Congregations in Crimea

Feodosiya

Or Sameach

Address25 Krymskaya Str., aprt.45
Feodosiya 98112
Crimea
 Postal Address 
Phone38-06562-71934 Fax
e-mailfurmanov_i_w@mail.ru
web site

Kerch

Kerch

Address6 Ziolkovskogo Str.
Kerch 98300
Crimea
 Postal Address 
Phone38-06561-25592 Fax
e-mailmalka@kerch.com.ua
web site

Simferopol

Ner Tamid

Address 61, Sergeevo-Zhenskogo Str.
Simferopol
Crimea
 Postal Address 
Phone38-0652-291317 (20) Fax
e-mailaeook@mail.ru
web site

Congregations in Russia

Chelyabinsk

Hava Nagila

Address23, 40 let Octyabrya, apt 311a
Chelyabinsk
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone+7-351-7 72-30-71 Fax+7-912-8 98-48-29
e-maildobin.64@mail.ru
web site

Khabarovsk

Khabarovsk

Address156, Prospekt 60-Letya Oktyabrya office 18
Khabarovsk 680014
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7-421-2 27-45-27,34-11-83 Fax7-421-2 27-45-45,22-33-71
e-mailaviv.khb04@inbox.ru
web site

Krasnodar

Makor

AddressKrasnoarmeyskaya st., 30
Krasnodar 350000
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone+7 861 2 22-21-59 Fax+7 861 2 62-52-32
e-mailtrigon05@mail.ru
web site

Lipetsk

Lipetsk

AddressSuvorova St. 17
Lipetsk 398017
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone+7 4742 43-05-69 Fax
e-mailorli@lipetsk.ru
web site

Moscow

Hineni

AddressMemorial Synagogue Kutuzovsky prosp., 53
Moscow 121096
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone+7495 740 12 18 Fax
e-mail
web site

Le dor va Dor

AddressArgunovskaya St. 3, bldg. 1, 4th floor
Moscow 129075
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone+7 495 9 56-66-09 Fax
e-maillyskovoy@yahoo.com
web site

Or Hadash

AddressVolochaevskaya str., 14/1
Moscow 111033
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone+7495 632 57 98 Fax
e-mailmeodom@mail.ru
web site

Severnaya

AddressValdaiski Proezd Building 8
Moscow
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone+7 495 4 57-13-06 Fax
e-mailmjc.north@mtu-net.ru
web site

St. Petersburg

Shaarei Shalom Progressive Jewish Community

Address1-A Michurinskaya St.
St. Petersburg 197046
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7-812-946-2883/237-0080 Fax
e-mailrabbirubinstein@gmail.com
web sitehttp://www.reformspb.ru

Tambov

Tambov

Address38a Sovetskaya street, ap. 29
Tambov
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7-4752-755-561 Faxphone2:7-4752-552-312
e-mailopj@tamb.ru
web site

Tver

Or Tzair

Address22 Pushinskaya St
Tver 346876
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7-4822-354-761 Faxphone2:7-4822-323-613
e-mailterosi@yandex.ru
web site

Tyumen

Madregot

Addressul.Kirova, 44
Tyumen 625003
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7-3452-457-127 Fax
e-mailmadregot@inbox.ru
web site

Congregations in Ukraine

Kiev

Ha-Tikvah

AddressYaroslavskaya Str. 6
Kiev 04071
Ukraine
 Postal AddressPOB 181
Kiev-54 01054
Ukraine
Phone+38 044 351 1894 Fax
e-mailhatikvakiev@gmail.com
web sitehttp://reformkiev.com/

Cherkassy

Haver

Address66 B.Khmelnitzkogo Str.
Cherkassy 18015
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-0472-544-311/422-129 Fax
e-mailhaver_cherkassy@mail.ru
web site

Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi

Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi

Address19 Lenina Str., aprt.91
Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi 19400
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone380-4735-20087 Fax
e-mail
web site

Kyrovograd

Kyrovograd

Address90/40 Dzerzhinskogo Str.
Kyrovograd 25006
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone+38 0522 228 383, 243-231 Faxphone2:+38 0506 130 900
e-mailheshlomo@mail.ru
web site

Lutzk

Lutsk

Address6 B.Khmelnitzkogo Str.
Lutzk 43000
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone+38 0332 789 329 Fax
e-mailv75@itt.net.ua
web site

Lvov

Teiva

Address30 Kotliarevskogo Str
Lvov 79008
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone+38 0322 381 178 Fax
e-mailarie@hesed.lviv.ua
web site

Odessa

Shirat HaYam

AddressMayakovskogo line, 1
Odessa 65000-480
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone Fax
e-mailjudith.gr5769@gmail.com
web sitehttp://bit.ly/1OJ3qyf

Poltava

Beit Em

Address55-a Rozu Luxemburg Str.
Poltava
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone+38 097 941 3241 Fax
e-mailugb.plan@gmail.com
web site

Vinnitsa

Chesed Emuna

Address8 Kosmonavtov Str., aprt.29
Vinnitsa 21021
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone+38 0432 523 374 Fax
e-mailkie@utel.net.ua
web site

Zvenigorodka

Zvenigorodka

Address13-A Dzerjunskogo Str., aprt.23
Zvenigorodka 20200
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone+38 04740 26485 Fax
e-mailopi_zven@ukr.net
web site

Related Institute for this region

Address20 Shornaya St.
Minsk 220004
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone375-172-202-276/ 206-5850 Fax
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site