The Bukharian Jewish Congress
was formed to assist the integration into American Jewish life while working to
preserve and enhance the Bukharian Jewish identity as well as advocate for Israel,
and issues of anti-Semitism. Among its projects is the Bukharian Jewish
Community Center, located in Forest Hills,
which offers community wide social and recreational programming.
Bukharian Jews are proud of their origination in Central Asia and regions of the Former Soviet Union.
Today, the majority of the Bukharian Jewish Community lives in the United States, with a concentration in New York, Arizona, Atlanta, Denver, and San Diego. They are a
thriving and vibrant community of immigrants, with a population that is
numbered at over 50,000.
May has been proclaimed by President Obama and United States Congress, Jewish American Heritage Month. Despite years of oppression and persecution, Jews have always risen up to help bring improvement and progress to society.
The International Center for Autism Research and Education (Icare4autism), a New York City- based non-profit organization, announced plans to create the world’s first Global Autism Center on Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem, Israel.