Do you know where your fellow Jewish children are?
Are they with Sasha, who was given away at the tender age of three days,
his mother unable to care for him,
being raised in the State-run orphanage in the arms of Mother Russia and in the house of a priest?
Are they perhaps with Nadezhda, "Hope,"
whose Jewish mother abandoned her to her anti-semitic father ?
Or are they with Boris – a youngster who, lacking a home and a mother to lavish her attention on him,
andIgor– whose sick mother cannot feed him – both of whom were fast becoming hoodlums?
After all, we ARE our brother’s keepers
After all, we ARE our brother’s keepers All of these, and many more, are yours and ours to care for –
Chabad of Crimea is here to help you care
That’s why the Lipszyc's took Sasha, Boris, andIgorinto their home as sons, and Nadezhda as a daughter.
Crimea After all, we ARE our brother’s keepers ChabadLubavitch of Crimea is one of 3,500 branches of the worldwide ChabadLubavitch movement
It is the organization's regional headquarters in the Crimean Peninsula, in the C.I.S.
Established in 1992, Rabbi & Mrs. Lipszyc serve as directors.
to enrich Jewish life through Their mission is to act on YOUR behalf
regardless of background, affiliation, financial means or level of commitment.
educational, religious, social, communal and cultural programming
What services do we provide as your brother’s keeper? CampDay SchoolClubsCommunityOutreachHoliday ProgramsJewish RitualsCounselingSynagogue ServicesAdult EducationHumanitarian AidSocial Events
Transforming the Crimean Peninsula into a Jewish Center of Life.
Now WE need YOUR help
Throughout Europe, during the Holocaust, our synagogues were burned to the ground. But in the USSR it continued until the fall of Communism in 1991.
In 1971, our community's Central synagogue was burned and then bulldozed! Unbelievably, even now, in 2009, the city council wants to repeat the performance, G-d forbid! They want to burn down, so to speak, the synagogue planned to replace the original synagogue in Simferopol, by confiscating the property we bought.
In 1998 Property was purchased to rebuild the shul as the new Jewish Center in Crimea. Just before actually starting to build, an urgent need to open a Jewish Day school arose. The synagogue plans were put on hold and the land remained barren.
In 2007 the city council voted to take the land away. In an openly miraculous way, they themselves overturned the decision.
We are once again being threatened that the land will be confiscated if we do not begin to build immediately.
The original building plans include: Shul Two Mikvaos (men’s and women’s) Soup Kitchen Classrooms Judaica Library Interactive Audio-Visual Library Humanitarian Aid Center Social Hall
Stage 1Shell of building, basement and 1st floor $1,500,000
Stage 2asdf ad2nd and 3rd floors
Totalad ad 3.5 Million Dollars However, due to the economic crisis those plans are on hold.
Our goal, for now, is to build a preliminary one story building immediately, thereby making a strong legal claim that the property is ours.
Its total cost is only $55,000
As your partners in acting as “your brother’s keeper”:
As your partners in acting as “your brother’s keeper”: We are committed to continue our efforts to make an everlasting difference in the lives of 40,000 Jews in Crimea.
As our partner in acting as “your brother’s keeper”: