Dalia Rabin and Tzvia Walden-Peres are arriving in Moscow to honor
the Israeli Nobel Peace Prize winners

Tomorrow, !5 April, a Limmud FSU Conference will begin in Moscow with the central theme being Jewish Nobel prize winners, including Israel’s three peace laureates, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres. The conference, extending over three days, will encompass a wide variety of lectures, panels, workshops, film showings, and performances, on a vast panoply of subjects, from preparing an Israeli breakfast, the Bible and Talmud, the Arab-Israel conflict, Russian Jewish theater, Israeli and Jewish dance, music and singing, arts and crafts, Jewish journalism, and much more.

Also participating in Limmud will be a large group of Israeli public figures who will join their Russian colleagues in presenting the subjects, among them, Dalia Rabin and Zvia Walden-Peres. In addition, Herzl Makov. director of the Menachem Begin Heritage Foundation will speak about Begin and Yoram Dori, advisor to the President, will speak about Peres. The conference opening will be hosted by the Kol Israel journalist and radio and television personality, Yaron Deckel. Video messages to the participants in the Conference from two other Nobel prize winners – Roald Hoffmann and Elie Wiesel – will be screened.

Matthew Bronfman, Chairman of the Limmud FSU Steering Committee, is a major supporter of the event, together with the Jewish Agency, the American Joint Distribution Committee, and foundations and organizations from all over the world. Bronfman is participating in the conference together with some 500 young members and volunteers from the resurgent Jewish community of the Russian capital.

Limmud FSU (an offshoot of Limmud, founded in the UK some 30 years ago) is a unique international movement, founded in 2006 by Chaim Chesler, the purpose of which is to provide a widespread pluralistic social and communal educational and learning experience for young Russian-speaking Jewish people wherever they may be – in all the countries of Russia and the Former Soviet Union, in the USA and, of course, in Israel.

All the Limmud FSU events this year will be held under the general theme of Jewish Nobel Prize winners born in the Russian Empire, the USSR and in Israel, and Limmud FSU has published a booklet in Russian and English giving details of 24 such laureates. Other Limmud FSU events this year will take place in Jerusalem, New York, Odessa and other centers of Russian-speaking young Jews.

For further details about Limmud FSU and the Moscow Conference, please call the spokesperson: Roman Kogan, at 054 4634458. During the Conference itself, call 7 926 0092532 7 926 0092532

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