Some 800 Russian-speaking Israelis between 20 and 40 years old, many with their children, will come together today for Limmud FSU’s Kinneret Festival at Kibbutz Ginosar. The 3-day event is being held in collaboration with the Jordan Valley Regional Council.
Limmud FSU Kinneret celebrates the Zionist poet Rachel Bluwstein, known as Rachel the Poetess, who was born in Saratov, Russia, then lived and worked in the Galilee. She is considered the founding mother of modern Hebrew poetry by women. At today’s opening event an original musical based on Rachel’s songs and produced by the “Beit Zvi” acting school will debut. Israeli musician and singer Marina Maximilian will also perform.
The volunteer-run festival will include workshops, tours, exhibitions, cultural events and lectures on art, literature, Zionism, Jewish history, and a wide range of activities for adults and children – all of whom have an Israeli and Jewish background. The Festival will also feature a special program for families with children showcasing the many sides of Israel. For more details visit the Limmud FSU-Israel website.