Our team share of chance we were refugees in the city of Berlin. We took this as our challenge and realized that our mission today is to influence and support Jewry here. At the moment we become an official part of the Chabad Berlin community in a unique direction with Russian-speaking Jews.We firstly want to unite Ukrainian refugees and also bring together Russian-speaking assimilated Jews who are living in Germany to make a big and strong Russian-speaking community in Chabad Berlin.

Germany is the only EU member that proposes special immigration rights for Jews – particularly by the means of article 23. And Berlin is the only city to have a Jewish infrastructure completely created, starting with from kindergartens to the Jewish University.

We have a promising yearly activity plan and schedule including diverse events such as camps and shabbatons created to meet each other, create unique bonds between us, promote the Jewish lifestyle, get everyone together and prevent assimilation. On this basis, we will expand to regular weekly events and projects to bring the whole community together.

Our plans
Passover camps
This spring we held an Passover camp for Russian-speaking teenagers, which took place on April 14-18 (Nisan 13-17). About 30 Ukrainian Jewish teenagers came to us, who are now in different European countries such as Germany, Austria, Poland, etc. We spent two Seders and a kosher and joyful Passover together.
April 20-24 (Nisan 19-23) we held a youth Passover camp, which brought together about 30 young Jewish boys and girls from all over Europe. It was a good opportunity for them to spend a kosher Passover and relax with friends during this difficult time.
Weekly meetings
Sunday meetings
From the end of March, we began to hold children's Sunday meetings. Participants are Russian-speaking boys and girls aged 6 to 12 years. In our classes, the guys listen to interesting lessons on the weekly chapter from the best teachers, train creative thinking and fine motor skills at master classes, study useful soft-skills and then consolidate their knowledge in a playful way at the event along with madrichs.
Meals for teenagers
In May, we started having Shabbat meals for teenagers every week. This is an opportunity for them to listen to kiddush, eat kosher food and have fun on Shabbat, this is an informal communication in which the words of the Torah are heard
Meals for youth
Every Friday and Melave Malka we gather Jewish boys and girls and go to meals with them. At these meetings, the lesson of the Torah is always told and in this way a Jewish youth movement is created.
Our plans for the year
Weekly programs
Weekly programs
Weekly programs target every segment we have: kids, teens, youth, adults. By all means we give them the opportunity to become part of the community and provide the necessary service that people in emigration should have. It takes into account both spiritual services (lessons, Shabbat) and material services (care, social programs), everything that people really need in order to ensure a comfortable life for themselves here.
Kids (11 months) - 21 225€ in month = 233 475€
Junior&Teens (11 months) - 18 795€ in month = 206 745€
Students (11 months) - 23 200€ in month = 255 200€
Men and Women programs (11 months) - 31 780€ in month = 349 580€
Big events (1 in year ) - 43 095€
TOTAL: 1 088 095€
Shabbatons are a necessary event to attract and rally people from an inactive state to an active
Junior&Teens (5 months) - 27 780€ in month = 138 900€
Students (5 months) - 27 780€ in month = 138 900€
TOTAL: 277 800€
Camps are a big event that has the maximum impact on children, teenagers and youth and provides an opportunity to bring new people. but what is very important, we are forced to do camps and shabbatons, because progressive Judaism is very active here in Berlin and they are trying very hard to attract refugee Jews with camps and shabbatons. Therefore, their holding is a necessary measure for us in order to compensate people so that they do not dissolve into assimilation in this way.
Family and kids summer camp (10 days - 100 people) - 195 400€
Family and kids Passover camp (10 days - 100 people) - 197 500€
Family and kids Sukkot camp(10 days - 100 people) - 180 600€
Family and kids winter camp (10 days - 100 people) - 190 400€
Teens mini summer camp (4 days - 50 people) - 37 150€
Youth summer camp (10 days - 100 people) - 187 000€
TOTAL: 988 050€
Total for the year
2 353 945€
Hope for your help and support!
We look forward to your support this year. This will give a big boost - to launch all programs and attract the maximum number of Jews!