The fascinating and remote Jewish communities in such places as Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Myanmar, Siberia, South Korea and Vietnam are beneath the radar of the traditional Jewish charities. FRJC is the only not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to preserving and promoting these endangered Jewish communities on the periphery of the Diaspora.
FRJC provides support of the "teach-a-man-to-fish" kind so that they become viable and sustainable communities. Our all-volunteer operation enables 100% of donations to go toward these projects.
A recent donation from a synagogue in Texas to a remote synagogue in India ranks among the most unusual FRJC has received. Time and humidity had damaged the torah of the Jewish community of Thane, India. A synagogue in Corpus Christi, Texas, donated a torah. Rabbi Tokayer flew to Texas, picked up the torah and delivered it to El Al which flew it to Mumbai, by way of Tel Aviv, where it was finally picked up by the rabbi of Thane whose synagogue will forever have a small piece of Texas under its roof!
Since FRJC was founded in 2003, more than $1.3 Million has been distributed, including the landmark buffalo project for the Bene Ephraim Community of India ("How 2 Cows Saved a Village") but more needs to be done. Any form of donation is needed and appreciated, and is tax deductible.
Your contribution is vital to the survival of these remote Jewish communities;
the mitzvah is yours. Thank you in advance for your generous support.
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