Over 750 Gather for Limmud FSU in Russia’s Cultural Capital

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Limmud FSU St. Petersburg – held this weekend – featured lectures, workshops, and discussions in the pluralistic spirit of Limmud. Top presenters  included Marat Gelman, gallerist and the founder of Perm Museum of Contemporary Art (PERMM) in Russia; Linor Goralik, a Russian-speaking flash fiction author, poet and essayist; Aleksei German, Russian film director; Elhanan Nir, Israeli poet and laureate of international and Israeli literary honors; among others

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“We are extremely excited to be a part of one of the most vibrant and flourishing Jewish communities in Eastern Europe, with a rich cultural life” said Chaim Chesler, founder of Limmud FSU. “This was our sixth conference in Saint Petersburg, which is an important millstone for us, and for the entire Jewish community in the area.”

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Limmud FSU St Petersburg is made possible through the genrous support of Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Genesis Philanthropy Group, JDC, Jewish Religious Community, Nativ, Jewish Culture House ESOD, Russian Jewish Congress, and the Community of Progressive Judaism “Sha’arey Shalom.”