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Exodus: Soviet Jewry and a Revival of Jewish Identity

During Passover, we read these words from “Exodus:” “In days to come when your son asks you ‘What does this mean?’ Say to him, ‘With a mighty hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery (13:14).” As a student in yeshivah (Jewish day school), I found these biblical words…

Bella Abramovna and the Jewish People’s University

By Dr. Yvette Alt Miller When Bella Abramovna, a young Jewish girl in the Soviet Union, was six, someone gave her a middle school math book. It was a huge volume with thousands of mathematical problems. Bella had solved them all within a month. Bella lived with her mother in World War II-era Moscow. When…

Jewish Identity Vs. Universalism

by Natan Sharansky* The choice between freedom and identity is a false one. Twenty years ago to this day, the Berlin Wall fell. Two great wars were being waged in those years. The first was a worldwide struggle to free Soviet Jewry — a cause which galvanized Jews across the globe as no other cause had,…

Judaism and Life on Other Planets

by Rabbi Benjamin Blech NASA’s earth-shattering announcement has many Jews asking: Does Judaism entertain the possibility of alien life? Hello… Anybody else out there? For us here on earth it is certainly one of the most intriguing and far-reaching questions imaginable. Are we alone in the cosmos or are there others – perhaps like us…

24 hours to a Jewish future for Russian American Jews

70 years of Communism has robbed our Russian Jewish community of Jewish education and connection to our rich heritage. Over the past 10 years, the RAJE Fellowship and Israel trip program has succeeded in helping to repair this historic wrong by ensuring a Jewish future for thousands of young Russian Jews in America! We can’t…

About Us

RAJE was founded in 2006 to address the Jewish communal and educational needs of young Russian American Jews. We are a comprehensive educational and communal organization whose goal is to spark Jewish life and ensure Jewish continuity for the next generation. We are passionate about building a community that embraces Russian speaking Jews from all…