A new Jewish community center was dedicated on May 12, 2009, in the central Ukrainian industrial city of Kryvoy Rog. The new JCC offers facilities for welfare support, Jewish education and community life, including a computer center, concert hall and space for communal festival celebrations. The Britain-based World Jewish Relief donated funding for the JCC.
The JCC serves the 12,000 or so Jews in Kryvoy Rog, once a significant centre of Jewish life. In 2005, World Jewish Relief adopted Kryvoy Rog as an “Our Town” project, committing to fully support the Jewish community there. World Jewish Relief purchased the JCC building, which until recently was a dilapidated site that was unfit for use. Over the last four years the WJR has been raising funds and refurbishing the building, so that it could serve as a center for the various welfare, cultural and educational activities of the Jewish community.