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

Bobruisk

Hatikvah

AddressOktyabrskaya st., 137-11
Bobruisk 213809
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone375-297-492-008 Fax
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site

Brest

Nefesh

AddressShevchenko blv., 3-66
Brest 224013
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone375-296-513-859 Fax
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site

Gomel

Kadimah

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

Grodno

Menorah

AddressKletskova av., 48-41
Grodno 230026
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone375-152-562-150 Fax
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 
Phone375 222 22 05 68 Fax
e-mailroopi@mail.ru
web site

Vitebsk

Emuna Lenina

Addressstr., 65-8
Vitebsk 210026
Belarus
 Postal Address 
Phone375-212-366-215 Fax375-212-366-215
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

Volgograd

Address16, Geroev Stalingrada street, ap. 71

Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7 – 8442 62-56-95, 37-82 Fax
e-mailEstherKa@yandex.ru
web site

Barnaul

Barnaul

Address65 Lenina prospect, ap. 40
Barnaul
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone007-3852-66-76-32-,62-42- Fax
e-mail
web site

chelyabinsk

Hava Nagila

Address23, 40 let Octyabrya, apt 311a
chelyabinsk
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7-351-772-3071 Fax7-912-898-4829
e-maildobin.64@mail.ru
web site

Kaluga

Shemesh

Address67, Nikita St. ao. 48
Kaluga
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone0074842565581 Fax
e-mailelma-tour@narod.ru
web site

Khabarovsk

Khabarovsk

Address156, Prospekt 60-lenya Octyabrya office 18
Khabarovsk 680014
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7-421-227-4527, 341-183 Fax7-421-227-4545, 223-371
e-mailaviv.khb04@inbox.ru
web site

Krasnodar

Makor

Addressul. Azovskaya, 7-59
Krasnodar 350012
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone78612222159 Fax
e-mailtrigon05@mail.ru
web site

Lipetzk

Lipetzk

AddressSuvorova St. 17 Lipetsk
Lipetzk
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7 4742 43-05-69 Fax
e-mailorli@lipetsk.ru
web site

Moscow

Hineni

AddressMemorial Synagogue
Moscow
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7-495-740-1218 Fax
e-mail
web site

Orosir

AddressArgunovskaya St. 3, bldg. 1
Moscow 129075
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone+7 495 956 6609 Fax
e-mailorosir@mail.ru
web site

Severnaya

AddressValdaiski Prospect Building 8
Moscow
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7-495-457-1306 Fax
e-mailmjc.north@mtu-net.ru
web site

Murmansk

Murman

Address60, Lenina prospect, ap. 11
Murmansk
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7 8152 47-27-34 Fax
e-mailrkveteransevera@mail.ru
web site

Orel

Lebn

Address4, Metallurgov street, ap. 16
Orel
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone007-4862-33-36-70 Fax
e-mail
web site

Rostov-Na-Donu

Rostov on the Don

Addressul. Gorkogo, 82-34
Rostov-Na-Donu 344007
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone0078632407439 Fax79185145054
e-mailtangar_jdc@pochtamt.ru
web site

Ryazan

Ryazan

Address15, Yahontova street, office 31
Ryazan
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7 – 4912 22-76-85 Fax
e-mailgillel@rambler.ru
web site

Smolensk

Magen

Address10a, Krondshdatskiy tupik
Smolensk
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7 – 4812 38-56-02 Fax
e-mailaronchik70@mail.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-mailshaareishalom@gmail.com
web sitehttp://www.reformspb.ru

Tombov

Tambov

Address38 a, Sovetskaya street, ap. 29
Tombov
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7-475-275-5561, 552-312 Fax
e-mailopj@tamb.ru
web site

Tula

Atikvah

AddressKrasnoarmeisky pr.,16-45
Tula 300041
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7 4872 27 25 03 Fax
e-mailmkonst@inbox.ru
web site

Tver

Or Tzair

Address22 Pushinskaya St
Tver 346876
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7-482-235-4761/ 323-613 Fax
e-mailterosi@yandex.ru
web site

Tyumen

Madregot

Addressul.Kirova, 44
Tyumen 625003
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone7-345-245-7127 Fax
e-mailmadregot@inbox.ru
web site

Ulanovsk

Ulyanovsk 'Achim'

Address26, Ryabikova ap.5
Ulanovsk
Russia
 Postal Address 
Phone0078422708839 Fax
e-mailtrener75@mail.ru
web site

Congregations in Ukraine

Pavlograd

Address53 Lenina St

Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone Fax
e-mail
web site

Kiev

Ha-Tikvah

Address14-D YAROSLAVIV VAL, offices 90-91
Kiev 04070
Ukraine
 Postal AddressPOB 181
Kiev-54 01054
Ukraine
Phone38-044-351-1894 Fax
e-mailhatikvakiev@gmail.com
web sitehttp://reformkiev.com/

Nikolaev

Nikolaev

Address13 Moskovskaya Str., aprt.7
Nikolaev 54001
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-0512-353969, 502649 Fax
e-mail
web site

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

Chernovzhy

Chernovtsy

Address4 Skovorody Str., aprt.4 4
Chernovzhy 58006
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-0372-523986 Fax
e-mailkornblum@mail.ru
web site

Djankoi

Djankoi

Address4 Internationalnaya St. Apt. 36
Djankoi
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone Fax
e-mail
web site

Gnivan

Gnivan

Address90 Lenin St
Gnivan
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone Fax
e-mail
web site

Kharkiv

Kharkov

Address3 Novgorodskaya Str., of.30
Kharkiv 61145
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-0572-282631 Fax
e-mailmkapustin80@hotmail.com
web site

Khmelnik

Chelmnik

Address9 Maya One Str., aprt.48
Khmelnik 22000
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-04338-20632 Fax
e-mail
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

Konotop

Address90/40 Dzerzhinskogo Str.
Kyrovograd 25006
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-05447-71014 Fax
e-mailmila@ester.org.ua
web site

Kyrovograd

Address90/40 Dzerzhinskogo Str.
Kyrovograd 25006
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-0522-228-383, 243-231 Fax
e-mailheshlomo@mail.ru
web site

Lutzk

Lutsk

AddressB.Khmelnitzkogo Str.
Lutzk 43000
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-0332-789-329 Fax
e-mailv75@itt.net.ua
web site

Lvov

Teiva

AddressKotliarevskogo Str
Lvov 79008
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-0322-972271 Fax
e-mailarie@hesed.lviv.ua
web site

Novomoskovsk

Novmoskovsk

Address25 Sovietskaya St. Apt. 2
Novomoskovsk
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-05693-80048 Fax
e-mail
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 
Phone38-097-941-3241 Fax
e-mailugb.plan@gmail.com
web site

Sevastopol

Sevastopol

Address15 Kolobova Str., aprt.44
Sevastopol
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-0692-478667 Fax
e-mail
web site

Tulchin

Tulchin

Address106 Lenina St. Apt. 1
Tulchin
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-04335-23572 Fax
e-mail
web site

Vinnitsa

Chesed Emuna

Address8 Kosmonavtov Str., aprt.29
Vinnitsa 21021
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-0432-523374 Fax38-0432-523374
e-mailkie@utel.net.ua
web site

Yevpatoriya

Ehiya Kapai

Address34 Brat’ev Prosmushkinuh Str.
Yevpatoriya 97416
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-06569-23663 Fax38-06569-23663
e-mailraisa_2006@mail.ru
web site

Zaporizhzy

Zaporizhzy

Address 57-A Ukrainskaya Str., aprt.34
Zaporizhzy 69095
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-0612-330609/-623641 Fax38-0612-240797 (98)/ mob.
e-mailshalom_2001@mail.ru
web site

Zhitomir

Zhitomir

Address45a Solutskova St
Zhitomir
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-0412-376494 Fax
e-mail
web site

Zvenigorodka

Zvenigorodka

Address13-A Dzerjunskogo Str., aprt.23
Zvenigorodka 20200
Ukraine
 Postal Address 
Phone38-04740-26485 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