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Center Makor

Center Makor

Jewish Educational and Cultural Center Makor was established in 2005.

For years Jewish immigrant families from the former Soviet Union (FSU) in Greater Boston realized the existence of a tremendous need for quality Jewish educational and cultural programming. Young and elderly people alike believe that they are missing an integral part of their cultural heritage because there is no program solely dedicated to providing Jewish cultural and educational enrichment for them at a specific centralized community setting. With the closing of Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Brighton in December of 2004, this issue became even more pressing. In response to this need, several Boston area based FSU Jewish community groups got together and after an extensive planning and community consultations Jewish Cultural and Educational Center Makor was born.

The Mission of the Center Makor is to stimulate and grow a strong Jewish identity through enthusiasm for the Jewish culture among the FSU Jews and integration with the mainstream Jewish community in Massachusetts.

Since FSU Jews are mostly unaffiliated with mainstream community institutions, this objective should be accomplished through their strong desire for Jewish culture and the need to educate their children about traditions of their ancestors, building pride for belonging to the Jewish nation in their identity.

Expanding upon the success of the FSU Jewish Community School 2001-2010, which is geared primarily for families with

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