As a result of the military actions in Eastern Ukraine

over 1 million people lost their homes.

Among them were thousands of Jews…

Men… women… children… old people…

For the Jewish Community of Kiev "Jewish Refugees" are not abstract people, they have names, stories and personal challenges. And we do our best to support all of them.

STILL WE UNDERSTOOD THAT THIS WAS NOT ENOUGH!

FOR ALL THE GOOD THINGS WE DO FOR THE REFUGEES COULD BECOME COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE, WHEN WE THINK NOT ONLY ABOUT THEIR MATERIAL WELL-BEING, BUT THE GENERAL GOOD FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL

SUPPORTING THOSE, WHO DECIDED TO SETTLE IN KIEV

WELCOMING EVERYONE, WHO NEED REASSURANCE AND SPIRITUAL ADVICE

HELPING REFUGEES TO MAKE ALIYA TO ISRAEL

HOW THE SUPPORT MAY TURN INTO THREAT

REGULAR FINANCIAL SUPPORT
WITHOUT THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO BE USEFUL AND GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY MAY LEAD TO DEVELOPMENT OF THE "VICTIM SYNDROME", WHEN THE REFUGEES BECOME CYNICAL CONSUMERS.SUCH ATTITUDE INEVITABLY INFLUENCES THE FUTURE GENERATION OF THEIR CHILDREN, DESTROYS THEIR CREATIVE POTENTIAL AND ULTIMATELY AFFECTS THE SOCIETY, IN GENERAL, AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE, IN PARTICULAR.
SPIRITUAL SUPPORT
CAN BRING A LASTING POSITIVE EFFECT ONLY IF PEOPLE AT THE SAME TIME ARE IMMERSED INTO ENLIGHTENING JEWISH STUDIES, ABSORBING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE JEWISH HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, LEARNING AND PRACTICING THEJEWISH VALUES.
JEWISH EDUCATION - IS THE ONLY WAY TO PROMPT REFUGEES TO LOOK AT THEIR CURRENT UNFORTUNATE STATE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND FOSTER THE FEELING OF BELONGING AND RESPONSIBILITY
SUPPORT IN ALIA

TO PEOPLE WHO LOOK AT ISRAEL MERELY AS THE PLACE TO ESCAPE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP RESULTS IN THE GROWING NUMBER OF OLIM CHADASHIM, COUNTING ON THE SOCIAL BENEFITS RATHER THEN OWN EFFORTS TO GET ESTABLISHED.


EVEN THOSE PEOPLE WHO SINCERELY WISH TO LIVE IN ISRAEL, READY TO ACCEPT IT WHOLE-HEARTEDLY AS THE HOLY PROMISED LAND AND BECOME LOYAL DEDICATED CITIZENS, OFTEN ARRIVE UNPREPARED, WITHOUT BASIC HEBREW AND UNDERSTANDING OF ISRAELI SOCIETY AND ITS LAWS AND RULES.


IN BOTH CASES, THE STATE OF ISRAEL HAS TO DEAL WITH THE ABSORPTION PROBLEMS OF SUCH OLIM CHADASHIM, AND BEAR ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL BURDEN TO INTEGRATE THEM INTO THE SOCIETY.

ANATEVKA JEWISH REFUGE CENTER:

CREATED TO SUPPORT THOSE

WHO LOST EVERYTHING, BUT HOPE

MEANINGFUL JEWISH LIFE AND COMMITMENT TOWARDS THE STATE OF ISRAEL

ANATEVKA'S STORY...

IN MAY 2015 THERE WAS NOTHING BUT A PLOT OF MUDDY LAND AND SINCERE DESIRE OF RABBI MOSHE-REUVEN AZMAN TO HELP JEWISH FAMILIES WHOSE LIVES WERE RUTHLESSLY DESTROYED.

THE VILLAGE CALLED "HNATIVKA", AND THIS REVOKED MEMORIES OF SHOLOM ALEICHEM'S ANATEVKA. SO, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IS BACK TO SUPPORT FELLOW JEWS OF XXI CENTURY!

WHEN RABBI AZMAN BOUGHT THIS LAND HE DISCOVERED THE OHEL (BURIAL PLACE) OF RABBI MORDEHAI TVERSKY FROM FAMOUS CHERNOBYL DYNASTY.


THUS THE ALMIGHTY HIMSELF BLESSED ANATEVKA'S CREATION.

THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST BUILDINGS WAS CARRIED OUT IN UNBELIEVABLE PACE.


RABBI AZMAN PERSONALLY CURATED EVERY STEP OF THE CONSTRUCTION TO MAKE SURE THE SPEED IS NOT GAINED AT THE EXPENSE OF THE QUALITY!


THE WINTER WAS COMING AND REFUGEES WERE WAITING!

ALREADY IN SEPTEMBER 2015 RABBI AZMAN WELCOMED THE FIRST 20 FAMILIES OF JEWISH REFUGEES TO ENTER THEIR NEW SPACIOUS HOME, CHILDREN STARTED THE NEW YEAR OF LEARNING AT THE NEWLY-BUILT JEWISH KINDERGARTEN & SCHOOL, AND THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY GATHERED AT THE

ANATEVKA'S SYNAGOGUE BOTH FOR DAILY PRAYERS AND HOLIDAYS.

OUR PLANS ARE TO BUILD:
* 3 MORE HOUSES FOR JEWISH REFUGEES FROM EASTERN UKRAINE

* ORPHANAGE

* SENIOR CARE RESIDENTIAL FACILITY

* REHABILITATION HEALTH CENTER

* SPORT AND RECREATIONAL COMPLEX

* MUSEUM OF HASSIDIC AND JEWISH HISTORY

* TAKE CARE OF CHERNOBYL REBBE'S OHEL (BURIAL SITE)

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO LEARN THE STORY OF ANATEVKA'S CREATION TOLD BY ONE OF OUR SUPPORTERS, YAROSLAV MALOY.


AT FIRST HE WAS SCEPTICAL AND COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT ANATEVKA IS ALL ABOUT UNTIL HE ARRIVED HERE AND WITNESSED EVERYTHING HIMSELF…

IN RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

ANATEVKA TODAY

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70


REFUGEES PERMANENTLY LIVE IN ANATEVKA AND CALL IT HOME

100+


SUPPORTERS AROUND THE WORLD

3


BUILDINGS WERE BUILT AND OPERATE NOW TO PROVIDE DAILY NEEDS OF RESIDENTS

2500+


MENTIONS IN MEDIA

FACES OF ANATEVKA

Now
Women of Anatevka
Now "a-Yiddishe Mamas" can take a breath. At Anatevka they have all they need to feed families!
The winter cold doesn't scare those who have a warm house!
Living in Anatevka
The winter cold doesn't scare those who have a warm house!
Kids of Anatevka learn Jewish tradition via art and practice
Children of Anatevka
Kids of Anatevka learn Jewish tradition via art and practice
Tradition is the key, not at the expense of the deep modern studies and knowledge!
At Anatevka's School
Tradition is the key, not at the expense of the deep modern studies and knowledge!
All refugees are encouraged to join celebrations of Jewish Holidays - and make the next step in their Jewish Journey!
Anatevka - Observing Together
All refugees are encouraged to join celebrations of Jewish Holidays - and make the next step in their Jewish Journey!
Look at these faces.... Imagine to work all your life just to lose everything when you can't sustain yourself any longer.. Our elders have all their basic needs covered, they receive medical and psychological help and sure we won't abandon them!
Elders of Anatevka
Look at these faces.... Imagine to work all your life just to lose everything when you can't sustain yourself any longer.. Our elders have all their basic needs covered, they receive medical and psychological help and sure we won't abandon them!

ANATEVKA JEWISH REFUGE CENTER:

SUPPORTING THE JEWISH LIFE AND ISRAEL!
KINDERGARTEN-SCHOOL "MITZVAH-613"
PROVIDES POSSIBILITY FOR DEEP SYSTEMATIC JEWISH STUDIES AND ISRAELI EDUCATION, AND ALSO HAS ALL THE INFRASTRUCTURE IN PLACE FOR REGULAR PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION SESSIONS, SEMINARS, TRAININGS, ETC.

SYNAGOGUE &

CHEDER

SUPPORT THE SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF THE REFUGEES, TEACH ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL AND FOSTER THE LOVE AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS THE JEWISH PEOPLE

RECREATIONAL

CENTER

· GIVES UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO RECREATE THE PHYSICAL HEALTH AS WELL AS PRACTICE MITZVAH OF HESED VIA VOLUNTEERING. IN ADDITION MAY SERVE AS THE SOURCE OF INCOME TO MAINTAIN ANATEVKA'S OPERATION

TOGETHER - STRONGER!

LEARN HOW ANATEVKA'S ACTIVITY RESONATES WITH

THE PRIORITIES OF THE WORLD ZIONIST ORGANIZATION

THE WORLD ZIONIST ORGANIZATION IS COMMITTED


  • TO PROMOTING ZIONISM & THE ZIONIST IDEA AND THE ZIONIST ENTREPRISE THROUGH ISRAEL EDUCATION AS VITAL AND POSITIVE ELEMENTS OF CONTEMPORARY JEWISH LIFE.

  • TO INSTILLING THE CENTRALITY OF ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM ITS CAPITAL DEEP WITHIN JEWISH CONSCIOUSESS, ENCOURAGIN THE RETURN TO ZION, FASHIONING AN EXEMPLARY SOCIETY IN THE JEWISH STATE, EXPANDING ZIONIST EDUCATION, INCLUDING HEBREW LANGUAGE INSTRUCTIONS, SETTLING THE LAND AND COMBATING ANTI-SEMITISM
  • THE WZO STRIVES TO ENHANCE THE IMPACT OF ZIONIST IDEOLOGY AND ACTIVITY IN JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD BY INFLUENCING THE AGENDA OF THE ORGANIZED JEWISH COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY THROUGH ITS INVOLVEMENT WITH THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL

MUSEUM OF HASSIDISM &

JEWISH HERITAGE OF UKRAINE

THE MUSEUM SHALL CONSIST OF MULTIPLE PAVILLIONS EQUIPPED WITH INFORMATIONAL AND INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS.

THE TENTATIVE PLAN ENVISIONS THE FOLLOWING THEMES:

  1. HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE & CHASSIDISM
  2. HISTORY OF JEWS IN UKRAINE & ROLE OF UKRAINIAN JEWRY IN SHAPING OF THE JEWISH CIVILIZATION
  3. HISTORY OF ZIONISM MOVEMENT & PROMINENT ZIONSISTS OF UKRAINE
  4. HISTORY OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL & CONTRIBUTION OF UKRAINIAN JEWS TO CREATION OF ISRAEL
  5. CONTEMPORARY JEWISH LIFE AND WAYS FOR MEANINGFUL INVOLVEMENT
  6. INTERACTIVE HEBREW CLASSES & HAND-CRAFTS (EG. MASTER-CLASSES OF SOIFERS, JEWISH COOKING, ETC.)

COOPERATION WITH JAFI

ANATEVKA ALREADY WORKS CLOSELY WITH THE JEWISH AGENCY AND PLAN TO EXTEND THE COOPERATION.

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

"IF YOU WILL IT, IT IS NO DREAM..." (THEODOR HERZL)

RESIDENTIAL HOUSE CONSTRUCTION

THERE ARE A LOT OF REFUGEES WHO KNOW ABOUT US AND WOULD LIKE TO JOIN ANATEVKA, BUT WE DON'T HAVE CAPACITY TO HOST THEM.

THERE ARE EVEN MORE REFUGEES WHO WE ARE YET TO REACH OUT 

NOW, WHEN THEY ARE VULNERABLE THEIR HEARTS AND MINDS ARE OPEN FOR THE KNEW KNOWLEDGE, THEY ARE READY TO RECONSIDER OLD VALUES AND READY TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, AS A SIGN OF APPRECIATION FOR THE SUPPORT.

IF ONLY THEY FIND THEIR PLACE OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY, THEY WILL INEVITABLY ASSIMILATE AMONG NON-JEWISH MAJORITY A

 

ESTIMATED COST OF CONSTRUCTION: ~$350/m2; FUNDS REQUESTED: $70.000

Detailed construction plans and estimates are available upon request

recreational center CONSTRUCTION

ESTIMATED TOTAL COST: ~$450.000; $230.000 RAISED; FUNDS REQUESTED: $180.000

Detailed construction plans and estimates are available upon request

museum of hassidism & jewish heritage of ukraine

IN ADDITION TO ITS EDUCATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE FOR ANATEVKA RESIDENTS', THE MUSEUM SHALL TURN ANATEVKA INTO THE GATEWAY TO JEWISH UKRAINE FOR VISITORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO WOULD LIKE TO LEARN FIRST-HAND ABOUT THE JEWISH HERITAGE OF UKRAINE. SINCE ANATEVKA COMPLEX INCLUDES, AMONG OTHERS, THE RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES, IT MAY BECOME ALSO A COMFORTABLE AND SECURE CENTER FOR SEMINARS, CONFERENCES AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL GATHERINGS

ESTIMATED TOTAL COST/FUNDS REQUESTED $350.000

Detailed construction plans and estimates are available upon request

SUPPORT OF THE DAILY OPERATION OF "MITZVA - 615"

Перевозки грузов на дальние расстояния без каких-либо ограничений. Любой груз доставим вовремя. Перевозки грузов на дальние расстояния без каких-либо ограничений. Любой груз доставим вовремя.
7 000 руб. 3 000 руб.
Detailed construction plans and estimates are available upon request

SUPPORT OF THE DAILY OPERATION OF THE SYNAGOGUE

One day of operation costs $________________

Detailed budget breakdown is available upon request

ADAPTATION & PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT TO REFUGEES

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE, HR HELP IN FINDING THE JOB, TRAINING TO UPGRADE SKILLS AND CHANGE QUALIFICATION.


YOUR SUPPORT SHALL HELP US TO GIVE OUR RESIDENTS "FISHING ROD" AND LET THEM BE INDEPENDENT

ESTIMATED TOTAL COST OF THE PROGRAM PER MONTH: $________________
Detailed budget breakdown is available upon request

ADAPTATION & PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT TO REFUGEES

SHELTER, FOOD, CLOTHING, SHOES, HOUSEHOLD EQUIPMENT, HEATING FACILITIES, MEDICAL AND PERSONAL NEEDS, ETC.


YOUR SUPPORT SHALL PROVIDE A REFUGEE WITH MUCH NEEDED SMALL THINGS THEY LOST...

Average day of the living for one adult person is $_____

Detailed budget breakdown is available upon request

ANATEVKA IN MEDIA

fIDDLER ON THE FRONT LINE

FOREIGN POLICY, BY LINDA KINSTLER (POSTED ON AUG 10, 2016)

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/10/fiddler-on-the-front-anatevka-shtetl-ukraine/

In real-life Anatevka, Ukraine’s Jewish refugees build a community

Jewish Journal, by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA (Posted on Mar. 15, 2016)

http://www.jewishjournal.com/lifestyle/article/in_real_life_anatevka_ukraines_jewish_refugees_build_a_community

JEWISH REFUGEES IN uKRAINE TO BE HOUSED IN...

i24 News, posted on Jul. 17, 2015

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/europe/78701-150717-jewish-refugees-in-ukraine-to-be-housed-in-fiddler-on-the-roof-village

jEWISH REFUGEES IN FIDDLER ON THE ROOF VILLAGE

European Jewish Congress, posted on Jul. 20, 2015

http://www.eurojewcong.org/ukraine/13375-ukrainian-jewish-refugees-to-be-housed-in-fiddler-on-the-roof-village.html

Jewish refugees in Ukraine start building "shtetl"

UNIAN (Ukrainian Information Agency), posted on Jul. 21, 2015

http://www.unian.info/war/1103125-jewish-refugees-in-ukraine-start-building-shtetl.html

שלום עליכם: הכפר ליהודים ממז' אוקראינה

YNET World News (Hebrew), posted on Sep.03, 2015

http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4697348,00.html

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT UKRAINE JEWISH REFUGEE VILLAGE

JEWISH FEDERATION OF SILICON VALLEY, pOSTED ON AUG 09, 2015

https://www.jvalley.org/jta/1045401

WHO'S BEHIND ANATEVKA?

JEWISH COMMUNITY OF KIEV

(BRODSKY SYNAGOGUE)

THE MAIN MISSION OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF KIEV IS TO CREATE VIBRANT, SELF-SUSTAINING, EDUCATED AND SPIRITUALLY ENLIGHTENED JEWISH COMMUNITY.


THE HEADQUARTER OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF KIEV IS LOCATED AT THE KIEV GREAT SYNAGOGUE, A WORLD-FAMOUS "BRODSKY SHUL", WHICH BECAME A UNIQUE MULTIFUNCTIONAL CENTER, UNITING UNDER THE SAME ROOD THE SPIRITUAL ACTIVITY OF THE SYNAGOGUE, WELFARE HUMANITARIAN AID CENTER, JEWISH EDUCATION AND OTHER KINDS OF ACTIVITY.


THE GOOD DEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY SPAN WAY BEYOND KIEV ITSELF, AND TOUCH LIVES OF JEWS ACCROSS UKRAINE, HELPING THEM TO IMMERSE INTO JEWISH LIFE ACCORDING TO TORAH LAWS.

RABBI MOSHE-REUVEN AZMAN

RABBI MOSHE REUVEN AZMAN, CHIEF RABBI OF UKRAINE, CHIEF RABBI OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF KIEV AND KIEV GREAT CHORAL SYNAGOGUE (AKA "BRODSKY SHUL"), BOARD MEMBER OF MOBILE CHABAD CENTER (MITZVATANK CENTER), CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF RUSSIAN-SPEAKING RABBIES IN ISRAEL, RAV OF AN ELITE BATTALION IN THE ISRAELI ARMY RESERVES.


RABBI AZMAN HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF EFFORTS TO SUPPORT EAST-UKRAINIAN REFUGEES IN KIEV AND UKRAINE AND FACILITATED THE EVACUATION OF WOUNDED PEOPLE TO HOSPITALS IN ISRAEL. IN 2015 HE FOUNDED THE PROJECT TO RESETTLE HOMELESS JEWISH REFUGEES, THE VILLAGE OF ANATEVKA


STILL HAVE QUESTIONS WHY SUPPORT ANATEVKA?

LET US ADDRESS YOUR CONCERNS!

DON'T HESITATE TO SEND YOUR QUESTIONS TO ANATEVK@GMAIL.COM, WE'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER!

Q. So, you want to create a community? Really? If they are Jews, may they go to Israel. By all means it makes more sense to help those refugees to get settled in a larger city, like Kiev, rather than in a remote village.

A. The creation of Anatevka goes along with other types of support to refugees, that community grants to those in need, such as facilitation of Aliya and assistance to those who settled in Kiev. Yet there are certain categories of people, especially women with small children and elderly people, who can neither go to Israel nor find a decent job in Kiev that would cover their related expenses. For such people Anatevka became the only way to restore their lives and reclaim the feeling of rootedness.

Q. I’ve heard there are various funds and volunteering organizations operating in Ukraine now, that support refugees from Eastern Ukraine. Why don’t you let them do their job, and you can focus on the Community affairs, must be plenty...

A. You are right, today in Ukraine there are amazing professionals who dedicate their time and resources to alleviating the suffering of the people whose life was shattered overnight. Moreover, the members of the Jewish Community of Kiev played a prominent role in shaping of the volunteer movement in Ukraine and establishment of large centers for distribution of humanitarian aid. But… Anatevka is different from any occasional help one may receive, for it caters not only for the material needs, but a soul. It’s a place where people can learn Jewish values in their everyday life, when they see the acts of kindness and tzedakkah extended to them as fellow Jews, their children go to Jewish school and receive Jewish education, while all adults find things to do in order to support the emerging community… In Anatevka people learn to appreciate they are Jews and understand their own mission in this world: Tikkun Olam.

Q. Do you mean these Jewish Refugees shall enjoy an idyllic life at your utopian community at my expense? Are they going to start working someday?

A. SURE. Anatevka is just a 30-min ride from Kiev and majority of our residents goes to work every day. The advantage of Anatevka is that they shouldn’t worry about their children, they are taken care of at our Kindergarten-School “Mitzvah”. Also, we help congregants to find a job by providing for them HR services, sending them to training courses to upgrade their level of proficiency.

Q. Do your residents pay rent?

A. It depends; and the pay varies in each individual case. Some have already begun to cover all the expenses, including maintenance and utilities, others need yet more time. There are some people who will never be able to take care of their expenses, like our Synagogue gatekeeper, a Holocaust survivor in his 80s… Here we rely on the generosity of our supporters. You may become one of them.

Q. I don’t quite understand, how you plan to sustain Anatevka in the long-run? Are you going to depend on donations for good?

A. Not at all. We plan to build in Anatevka the whole complex of facilities, including Senior Care Residential Facility, Rehabilitation Health Center for Children and Adults, Sport and Recreational Complex, Museum of Hassidic and Jewish History of Ukraine… All of them shall become both a source of income and the touristic attraction; and also they’ll create working places for our residents.

Q. If in the long-run you plan to turn some facilities into money-generating infrastructure, how it goes along with the charitable status of your community? Why should people donate to support business?

A. We plan to use the income from the facilities, that can potentially generate profit, to maintain our purely charitable institutions, in the first turn the Kindergarten-School and the Synagogue. Our donors may consider themselves as benefactors who perform the highest level of Tzeddakkah, and give the needy not the fish, but the fishing rod.

ANATEVKA

JEWISH REFUGE CENTER

BYSHEVSKAYA HIGHWAY

Тел: +38 063 770 1770

anatevk@gmail.com