About Chamah

CHAMAH was born over sixty years ago in the darkest days of Communist Russia, when merely being a Jew put one’s life in jeopardy. 

A small group of courageous young men refused to let the flame of Judaism be extinguished; at peril to their lives, these young activists organized a clandestine group with the aim of strengthening Jewish identity and helping their brethren both physically and spiritually.

Today, Chamah is recognized as a major leading international Jewish organization. With great effort and endless hard work, CHAMAH is changing the lives of over 20,000 needy throughout the year, conducting a broad range of humanitarian, social and educational programs in Israel, Russia, and the United States.

The 1950's and 1960's