A unique delegation of IDF officers and commanders has visited the United States this month. They met local Jewish communities and organizations, exploring the Jewish history and their own identity. This visit was part of the “MAHUT” project framework which is being carried out in partnership between Genesis Philanthropy Group, Friends of the IDF, the Educational Corps of the IDF and Beit Morasha of Jerusalem: The Center for Advanced Judaic … [Read more...] about IDF Delegation Explores Jewish Identity in the U.S.
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We need to move beyond offering just a gateway to the Jewish community and Judaism 101 experiences but also a way for young adults to continue growing Jewishly. by Yasha Moz Ten years ago I was a university student in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Studying international relations was good, but as a local Hillel activist at the time, my most memorable education came from my involvement in Jewish life. Working at Jewish camps, going on Birthright, … [Read more...] about Reflections from Moscow
by Sanford R. Cardin In 1994, in the wake of the collapse of the former Soviet Union, Charles and Lynn Schusterman seized upon what they determined was a window of opportunity to begin rebuilding a sense of community among those whose Jewish identities had been repressed by the twin forces of the Holocaust and state-supported persecution. The Schustermans had traveled to the region several times in the 1980’s to meet refuseniks, and they … [Read more...] about Reflections: 20 Years of Hillel in the FSU
The Genesis Prize Foundation, the operating entity for the Genesis Prize, announced today that Wayne L. Firestone has been named its President. The annual $1 million Genesis Prize will be awarded to an accomplished, internationally renowned individual from anywhere in the world who is a role model in his/her community and who can inspire the younger generation of Jews worldwide. The inaugural Genesis Prize will be awarded in the spring of 2014 in … [Read more...] about Wayne Firestone Named President of Genesis Prize Foundation
Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG) and Brandeis University have signed a multi-million dollar partnership agreement to support the further development and expansion of the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry (BGI). BGI’s goal is to inspire the next generation of Russian-speaking Jewish community leaders, fortified by Jewish knowledge, systematic understanding of Russian Jewry and a commitment to Jewish people. … [Read more...] about Major Genesis Philanthropy Group Grant Boosts Brandeis’ Institute for Russian Jewry