reviving torah life

in the former soviet union

Vaad l’Hatzolas Nidchei Yisroel, a public not for profit organization, was founded in the early eighties for the purpose of restoring traditional Jewish life and culture in the countries formerly part of the Soviet Union.

Originally, the Vaad conducted clandestine missions all over the communist empire, which brought about the refusnik movement.


Today, the Vaad is committed to the establishment of an infrastructure in the Jewish communities of these lands, to revive Jewish life by operating schools, from kindergartens to advance learning, a kollel, synagogues, (services), mikvaot, kosher food, senior citizen centers, and recreational centers.

To this end, the Vaad also conducts series of seminars and lectures on Jewish topics, delivered by international educators.

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