On Wednesday 5 May at 4.30 pm at the Yitzhak Rabin Center (14, Chaim Levanon Street, Tel Aviv), a reception to launch Limmud Jerusalem 2010, will take place with the participation of the Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, the businessman and philanthropist, Matthew Bronfman, MK Anastasia Michaeli, Dalia Rabin chair of the Yitzhak Rabin Center, the incoming Ambassador to Moscow, Shlomit Lidor, the jazz pianist Leonid Ptashka, and Chaim Chesler the founder of Limmud FSU, among many other distinguished guests.
Limmud FSU is a unique international movement for informal Jewish education that was set up in 2006 by Chaim Chesler in order to create an educational-social-cultural framework to advance pluralistic Jewish discourse for Russian-speakers in the Russian Federation, other countries of the former Soviet Union, in the United States, and, of course, in Israel.
The choice of the Yitzhak Rabin Center for this launching celebration is by no means coincidental. The Limmud FSU events this year are taking place within the overall theme of Nobel prizewinners originating in the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and in Israel. Limmud wishes to honor these 26 Nobel prizewinners, and in what better place could this take place than in this bastion of education, national identity and striving for peace?
Matthew Bronfman one of the prominent supporters of Limmud and Chair of its Steering Committee, Prof. Hershkowitz, Dalia Rabin and Chaim Chesler will speak and we will be introduced to the two new co-Chairs of Limmud FSU Jerusalem: Yaron Deckel who, despite being Israeli born and bred, has been exposed as a participant to the vibrant and exciting resurgence of Jewish identity in events in Russia and Ukraine, and Yevgeniya Dodina, the distinguished Gesher actress who was elected “Actress of the Year in” 2009.
For further information please contact Roman Kogan, Limmud FSU COO