Renewing Jewish Life in St. Petersburg, Our Sister City

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Twenty years ago, Cleveland entered into a strategic partnership with the Jewish Community of St. Petersburg, Russia, to help sustain and renew Jewish life in a city where Judaism was forbidden for seventy years of Communist rule.

The Partnership’s main goal has been to help build an organized, vibrant, and eventually, a self-sufficient Diaspora Jewish community in the Former Soviet Union. Through our partnership and our community’s support, we estimate that 40,000 of the 100,000 Jews in St. Petersburg have re-engaged in Jewish life.

For more information on the partnership between Cleveland and St. Petersburg, contact Kelly Rubanenko at krubanenko@jcfcleve.org or 216-593-2865.

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