The success of Limmud in the UK has inspired many other communities across the Jewish world to adopt the Limmud model. Activists in countries across six continents have discovered that Limmud is the ideal vehicle to reach all types of Jews and reflect the diversity of their own communities, creating cross-communal and cross-generational experiences, accessible to all. Limmud is proud of having inspired 80 different communities, in 41 countries!, … [Read more...] about Limmud International and Limmud FSU Release Annual Reports
Russian Speaking Jewry
By Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt special to eJP Young, successful, hopeful - the Stukalo family of Donetsk, Ukraine had everything that one could ask for. Ilya (28) was working as a surgeon, Anzhelika (36) as a neurologist - and their little Veronika had just turned 3 this year. Two apartments, two cars, a nanny, daycare, weekend trips to the country. As active members of the local Jewish community, the Stukalos joined the local Jewish … [Read more...] about Faces of the Ukrainian Aliyah: Profiles of Ukrainian Jewish Refugees in Israel
An Interview with Dr. Sam Kliger on the impact of the RAJE program and the future of Russian Jews in North America By Maxim Ratmansky With so many Jewish communal studies reporting on the ever rising tides of assimilation, one can imagine that an interview with a Russian-Jewish demographer would be a bit of a gloomy prospect. Yet, as I sat down for an interview with Dr. Sam Kliger, a veteran of the Soviet Refusenik movement, who is the … [Read more...] about Can a Jewish Demographer Find a Reason To Smile?
Tbilisi, Georgia recently celebrated the anniversary of the first aliyah, called the "great aliyah," 25 years ago from the Soviet Union. Various celebratory events will be continued in Israel during 2015 organized by the Israel-Georgia Chamber of Business and supported by both the Knesset and Georgian government. According to Itsik Moshe, the first Jewish Agency director in Georgia, the aliyah heralded the beginning of relationships … [Read more...] about In Tbilisi, Georgia, a Celebration of 25 Years of Aliyah
More than 800 Russian-speaking Israelis between 20 and 40 years old, many with their children, gathered Dec. 11-13 for Limmud FSU’s Festival of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) at Kibbutz Ginosar. The event was held in collaboration with the Jordan Valley Regional Council, and with the support of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, the Israeli Ministry of Absorption, the Jewish National Fund, and others. Limmud FSU’s Festival of … [Read more...] about More than 800 Russian-speaking Israelis Celebrated at Limmud FSU Kinneret