Amongst the 400 participants who attended the Limmud FSU Conference this weekend (May 15-17) was Michal Graybvsky, president of JCS Inc and representative of philanthropist Ronald Lauder in his businesses. She was invited by Matthew Bronfman, Chair of the International Steering Committee of Limmud FSU, to experience the Moldova event and attend the “roots” trip to Mr. Bronfman’s family’s home town, Atacki, along with his daughter Sasha.
The last time Bronfman and Lauder coordinated their work was under the World Jewish Congress banner several years ago. Recently, these two leaders decided to support each other and do everything they can to help and commit to the needs of young Russian Jews all over the world.
Mr. Lauder understands how dire the situation is in Ukraine and its neighboring countries. He has now committed significant dollars of his own to the Limmud FSU project. It is a symbol of his commitment to Jewish identity through informal Jewish education amongst the young people for their future. Lauder is proud of what Matthew Bronfman is doing for young Russian Jews everywhere and wants to stand alongside him in this endeavor.