Euroasian Jewish News
In Memory of Yacov Tsukerman
13.04.2016, Jewish Communities
Passed away Yakov Tzukerman, known Russian Jewish journalist and community activist, founder and longtime publisher of the St. Petersburg Jewish newspaper "Ami – My people."
He came to the Jewish community life in the Soviet period, and later took an active part in the work of the independent Jewish movement. Over the years, Tzukerman was a member of the Presidium of the Federation of Jewish Organizations and Communities (Vaad) of Russia.
Newspaper "Ami – My People" created Zuckerman, was one of the first Jewish media appeared in the former Soviet Union.
In 2015, Tzukerman has received the highest award of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (EAJC) - Medal "For Merit". The award was timed to Tsukerman’s 70th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of his newspaper.
In recent years, he was seriously ill, but despite this stayed a member of the St. Petersburg Choral Synagogue Twenty, and until the last days continued to produce “Ami”.
The management and staff of the Eurasian Jewish Congress express their deep condolences to the family and friends of Yacov Tsukerman. He inscribed his name in the history of the independent Jewish movement in Russia, and all who knew him will retain the memory of him.