The former Soviet Union is home to some of the world’s poorest Jews. In some places, food is scarce and bathtubs are a luxury. Entire families live together in a tiny single room, and kids grow up — literally — before their parents’ eyes.
“It was heartbreaking to think of these two young women in the shadow of this difficult circumstance, not having the chance to do what we in North America would think of as the most basic of things,” he says. “And it was amazing to see that some of the programs (of Jewish Federation) could help them break out of a situation which wasn’t their making.”
Get a glimpse of Darren’s home visit, and hear him tell his Federation story in his own words.
You can help empower these young ladies, and thousands of other Jews in the former Soviet Union (FSU) today in three ways: