Russia’s Crackdown on Foreign NGOs - a Danger for Jewish Groups?

Russian Jewry has undergone a revival since the end of the Soviet Union, with the help of Diaspora Jewish institutions, but the work of these groups may be in jeopardy.

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, it didn’t take long for international Jewish groups to rush into Russia and begin rebuilding institutions of Jewish life that had been destroyed under generations of communist repression.

In the two decades since, Russian Jewry has undergone a remarkable revival, and Diaspora Jewish institutions from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to the...