Looking Back with Pride
Our ninth year, encompassing an intensive program of festivals, conferences, events and exhibitions, has come to a close and we are glad to present in the following pages, this retrospective account of some of the highlights.
First and foremost, we would like to welcome to our leadership ranks, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, who has agreed to serve as dean of Limmud FSU.
We held nine events in seven different countries which were attended by over 5,000 Russian-speaking Jews. With our tenth anniversary in a year’s time already within our sights, we continue to bring Jewish culture in its widest sense to a generation of (mostly) young people who were deprived for so many years of exposure to Jewish life, culture, education.
These are the qualities that we have pledged ourselves to impart to this new generation, together with a spirit of national identity – wherever they may be – not just in the countries
of the former Soviet Union, but across the world.
This rich program could not have taken place without the support and backing of many devoted partners, donors and friends, both private and institutional (see page 14).
They have our heartfelt appreciation and thanks.