We never call them dying Jewish communities. Because dying Jewish communities do not have new, expanding Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, High Schools and Institutions of Higher Education.
And we never call them the last Jews of Central and Eastern Europe. Because all of these individuals now have opportunities to connect, learn and develop their Jewish identities.
For three decades, we have been committed to rebuilding Jewish life in that part of Europe where the destruction of the Holocaust was followed by the oppression of Communist rule.
Why are we helping in these countries? Because half a century after the Holocaust, Jews are still there and want to be Jewish once again.
That is why we send our students home each Friday with freshly baked challahs. With the blessings our teachers have taught them, they cross the vast gray cities of Warsaw and Minsk, the cobbled alleys of Prague and Vienna, the great boulevards of Budapest and Bucharest. In hundreds of homes that have not heard such prayers for generations, Judaism is returning over a loaf of bread, a pair of candles, a child’s voice.
Providing Jewish education is our primary goal. For we know that if you bring Jewish life to children, they will bring it home to their parents, the lost generation that was deprived of its heritage. We proudly support and/or provide: