Founded in 1955 in the underground of the former Soviet Union (FSU), Chamah assists individuals and families through job placement, holiday food distribution, and Jewish Identity programming. Today, Chamah runs humanitarian and educational programs in Russia, the United States, and Israel. Since 1971, Chamahâ€™s work in Israel, which is based in the Negev development town of Kiryat Malachi, has served thousands of Russian immigrants annually.
To mitigate the economic hardships faced by The Foundation’s grantees in Israel, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help them achieve long-term organizational sustainability.
Holiday and Weekend Retreats convenes Shabbat and holiday retreats for immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, with the goal of enhancing participants’ Jewish identity and awareness.