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08/27/2012

Cleveland's Engagement with St. Petersburg

Tags: Russia, Overseas, Blog

Cleveland's Engagement with St. Petersburg

The back-story to Cleveland's engagement with St. Petersburg, Russia.

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08/27/2012

JFC Mission to St. Petersburg, Russia

Tags: Russia, Overseas, Blog, Missions, Trips, & Travel

JFC Mission to St. Petersburg, Russia

Until the late 1700’s, Russia generally prohibited Jews from living within its boundaries, but suddenly found itself the “beneficiary” of over 1,000,000 Jews upon the annexation of Poland. From that period until recent times, Russian policy toward its Jews has vacillated between assimilation, discrimination, and isolation, compounded by 4 years of Nazi assault on the Pale of Settlement, bringing desecration and mass execution.

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