In 2000, the official envoy of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Yonathan Markovich, arrived in Kyiv with his family.
He started working as the Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and in the Kyiv Jewish Community of Chabad Lubavych Kyiv.
Rabbi Jonathan and his wife Rabanit Inna made Jewish education programs a top priority since the beginning of their work, following the principles of the great Rambam. A few weeks after arriving in Kyiv, they opened a kindergarten, where their three children became the first pupils.
In 2001, a private educational complex Perlyna was opened, which includes a kindergarten and a primary school. The Or Avner Foundation, a prominent Jewish philanthropist Levi Levaev, have provided enormous assistance in the creation and development of the school.
A modern high-level school, which creates a family atmosphere and pays attention to each child, is successful and popular among the Jews of Kyiv. Over the years, more than 500 children have graduated from the kindergarten and school.