Today, approximately 2,500 Jews live in Kazakhstan, who are mostly Russian-speaking and identify with Russian culture. Approximately 2,000 are Bukharian and Tat (Mountain Jews). Almaty is the main Jewish center of the country. Smaller Jewish communities are spread out across this large country in places such as Karaganda, Chimket, Astana, Semiplatinsk, Kokchetav, Dzhamboul, Aktyubinsk, Petropavlovsk and several villages.
The Kazakh Jewish community is stable and organized. More than 20 Jewish organizations, both secular and religious, currently work to improve Jewish religious and cultural life. The Kazakh affiliate of the World Jewish Congress is the Jewish National Organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan.