Alleviating Pandemic-Related Disruption & Uncertainty for Jewish Students Internationally

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Nash Dom

Through ongoing philanthropic donations to, an organization which raises funds for Jewish communal initiatives, the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation is proud to support Nash Dom, a boarding school for Jewish children in Moscow. The city has been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Foundation’s gift to Nash Dom has enabled the school to continue to provide a warm, welcoming Jewish educational environment for students, while also taking necessary precautions to maintain the health and safety of students and staff during this difficult time.  

The Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation has always prided itself on its steadfast dedication to the welfare of the Jewish communities, which they hold near and dear to their hearts. In the wake of COVID-19, philanthropic donations to initiatives enabling the continuity of Jewish life are especially important.

At the Nash Dom boarding school for Jewish children and teenagers in Moscow, teachers and staff members have faced the daunting challenge of maintaining a vibrant Jewish home away from home for students in the midst of a global pandemic. In addition to ensuring the school has enough toiletries and kosher food, teachers and staff need adequate supplies of disinfectants, protective face masks, rubber gloves, and disposable tableware to allow students to continue studying, and observing Jewish holidays and traditions, while staying healthy. Thanks to a generous donation from the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation, all Nash Dom was able to purchase everything needed for all their students to safely and individually celebrate Passover earlier this year.

Additionally, as pandemic restrictions have loosened in Moscow over the summer, the Foundation’s support has equipped Nash Dom students with items they need to protect themselves when they venture outside of the school for summer camp activities. The Nash Dom summer camp for students includes cooking classes, art workshops and field trips to parks, play centers, sports games, and even a robot pavilion.

With help from the Foundation and other donors throughout the world, Nash Dom’s students have not experienced any meaningful disruption in Jewish learning and observance. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, these students will continue to develop a strong Jewish identity in the home away from home provided by Nash Dom, throughout the remainder of 2020 and beyond.

The Foundation is honored to be able to make such a positive contribution toward strengthening the health, security, and education of children in need of a vibrant Jewish community, especially, during times such as these.  

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