According to the statisctcs, there are thousands of Russian Jewish households on Long Island, but there was no centralized places of gathering for the outside of Five Towns area in Nassau county. Russian schools on Long Island help our children to maintain some Russian and learn mathematics, but what about our Jewishness?
Majority of families find themselves unaffiliated with any of the American Jewish organization on the island, but yet are looking to connect one way or the other to Russian Jewish life.

That is why in 2012, ex-Soviet Jewish adults eager to have a community organization of their own were unified and FRUJELI was born in Long Island, with generous partnerships, resources and funding from COJECO, UJA and Genesis Philanthropy Group.