Limmud FSU-USA Kicks Off Today in Princeton
New York, March 15, 2013 – Over 600 young Russian-American Jews from across the country will come together this weekend in Princeton, NJ, for the 4th Limmud FSU Conference in the United States. Limmud FSU is a festival of Jewish learning featuring a packed program of lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, music and a wide-range of cultural events presented in three languages – Russian, English and Hebrew.
There are an estimated 750,000 to 1 million Russian-American Jews in the U.S., with about half living in New York and New Jersey. As all Limmud events around the world, the conference is organized by the volunteer participants.
Among the presenters at the conference are leading academics, politicians, writers and artists hailing from the U.S., Israel, Russia and elsewhere.
According to Matthew Bronfman, chairman of the International Committee of Limmud FSU, “Limmud FSU has revolutionized pluralistic Jewish engagement of Russian-speaking Jews and is making a great impact in strengthening Jewish identity through a unique educational experience of Jewish history and culture. This initiative also helps to strengthen Jewish communal life among Russian-American Jews by inspiring our participants to be more active in their communities through volunteering.”
For a program of the conference, please visit: limmudfsuus.org/program/