Jewish Journal

Vladimir Matveyev

  • School in Ukraine resists alleged Chabad takeover

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A pluralistic Jewish school in Ukraine fended off what its sponsors say were attempts by Chabad to take over one of the oldest Jewish day schools in the former Soviet Union.

    Last week the Jerusalem-based Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, affiliated with the Masorti, or...
  • Same-sex unions roil Jews in former Soviet Union

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The resignation of a longtime leader of one of the largest Reform congregations in Ukraine has thrown the spotlight on a bitter controversy over homosexuality within the post-Soviet Reform movement.
    Boris Kapustin, 70, founder and chairman of the Reform congregation in the Crimean...