Read, don’t war: Jewish education for Ukrainian Jewish refugees

As Ukraine attempts to bounce back from both a civil war with pro-Russian separatists and a difficult economic situation, Jewish refugees are looking for a place to recover. 

The Kiev Jewish Community of Ukraine, headed by Rabbi Moshe Asman, established a village for those refugees – the Antebka village – and aims to bring them back to Judaism and to provide them with hot food, educational institutions and employment services.

A considerable number of refugees who live there are young parents who need quality education for their children.

In the village, these refugee children will learn all they need – both core curriculum subjects and Jewish topics. 

Arutz Sheva visited the site, and noted that the facilities are far more well-stocked than other local schools. 

Ya'akov, one of the refugees, told Arutz Sheva at the scene about his experiences at the site.

"We have it very good here," he said. "It is not our home, because our homes are on the other side of the country, but it still feels like a fancy hotel for us." 

"Here I know I will have a job, I will get up tomorrow and know my family can eat, and [they will know] where they will put down their heads at night," he added. "It's much more than before." 

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Photos credit Hezki Baruch/Arutz Sheva.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210949

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