The annual Mega event for 1000 Birthright participants from the FSU took place last night in Jerusalem.
For the majority of Russian speaking Birthright Israel participants, the ten day trip to Israel marks not only their first visit to the country but also an opportunity to witness Israel’s vast cultural wealth, beautiful landscapes and diverse society firsthand, taking that experience with them back home to their Jewish communities.
The featured speaker was Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman who told the participants: “Just Like I arrived here as a young student from Kishinev and went on to assume some of the most significant positions of power in the state of Israel, you too have the possibility to achieve anything you chose and accomplish anything you set your mind to.”
The event is a part of a comprehensive partnership between Birthright Israel and Genesis Philanthropy Group.
Photos by Erez Uzir