Geographic Focus

In the last decade of the 20th century, the Soviet Union collapsed, ending an era of institutionalized anti-Semitism and more than seventy years of Communist religious suppression.

PK was founded in 1989 to support the re-emergence of Jewish life. Today, support for grassroots efforts and leadership training is even more vital with the economic downturn in the region and the many challenges facing the emerging Jewish community.

With as many as one million Jews remaining in the region, building strong Jewish identity and developing communal leadership is essential to the future of Jewish life in the region.