riends of R
efugees of E
is an international non-profit organization
founded in 1969 by the Lubavitcher Rebbe,
Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.
FREE's mandate is to restore the Jewish identity
and Jewish education diminished through over
seventy years of communist oppression, by
assisting Jewish immigrants from the Former
Soviet Union in all moral, spiritual, religious,
educational and financial / material areas of
their new lives in the FREE world.
Ever since, FREE has successfully aided tens
of thousands of Jews. Serving as the first such
organization, FREE is America's largest Jewish
organization serving Russian Jewish immigrants
with their spiritual and material needs.