The JRCC hosted an online Day of Giving campaign in mid-February to galvanize support for the JRCC and its branches. The theme of the campaign was “Activate. Tremendous. Growth,” with the goal of raising funds to support the JRCC and its branches in their plans for building new centers, expanding their reach, and enhancing their programs to ensure that no Russian Jew is left behind. In total, hundreds of generous donors contributed toward the successful campaign, an inspiring show of support for JRCC by members of the JRCC community, local residents, and people around the world. Thank you to all those who participated in the campaign and the extra efforts of those who formed “teams” to encourage others to give. Special thanks to our generous matchers, whose commitment made this project possible and makes this campaign so much more exciting.


Last month, Rabbi Yoseph Y. Zaltzman, senior rabbi and founder of the JRCC, celebrated his 66th birthday with a special farbrengen gathering. This who were able to participate in the COVID-safe, in-person portion of he evening celebrated in person, with many people tuning in live via Zoom. Congratulations to Rabbi Zaltzman, who, together with his wife Chiena, has dedicated his life to our community, on all the amazing work done over the last forty years, and wishing you much continued success.


Following the success of last year’s inaugural Ulpan Hebrew language course for adults, the JRCC will host a weekly course starting in March 2002. The program is divided into two levels for beginners and advanced students. The course consists of 23 interactive classes delivered live via Zoom, led by an experienced, professional language instructor. Space is limited, and registration is required. Register at