Limmud FSU across the Globe
Stay updated with our events and conferences all over the world.
Limmud FSU, Volga – Ural region Conference, Kazan (Republic of Tatarstan, Russia) 4-6 September
Another new site on the map of Limmud FSU! The conference will take place in the city of Kazan in the west of Russia for the Volga River region, with an anticipated 400 participants from Kazan, Samara, Saratov, Nizhniy Novgorod and other cities of the Volga region. This will be the fourth site in the Russian Federation to host a Limmud FSU event; annually in Moscow; since 2011 annually in St. Petersburg and in 2009 in Birodidzhan in the Russian Far East.
Limmud FSU Conference, Lvov, Ukraine, 5-8 November
Limmud FSU events in Ukraine are somewhat different from those in other parts of the former Soviet Union. In Russia, USA, Canada the events are directed primarily at the local Jewish population. In the case of Ukraine – the events are country-wide and the locations vary. Eight major events have been held in Ukraine: in Yalta, Truskovets, Vinnitza, Uzhgorod, three times in Odessa and last year in Lviv (Lvov). Some 5,000 people have participated in Limmud FSU Festivals since 2008 and they have become the most eagerly anticipated events in Jewish life throughout Ukraine. In view of the enthusiastic response in 2014, we are planning a return visit to Lviv in 2015.
Limmud FSU Conference, Toronto, Canada, 20-22 November
Last year marked the founding conference of Limmud FSU Canada, when some 500 participants attended the event in Toronto, a city with a large Jewish population, including some 70,000 people of Russian-speaking origin. The Organizing Committee, under the chairmanship of Prof. Irwin Cotler, former Canadian Minister of Justice, is already planning the program for the second Limmud FSU Canada, which will again take place in Toronto.
Limmud FSU Conference, Israel, 17-19 December
Israel has nearly one million immigrants from Russian-speaking countries who began arriving in large numbers with the collapse of Communism in the early 1980s. Limmud FSU for Russian speakers living in Israel began in 2008. Since then, annual festivals have taken place attracting more than 8,000 people from all over Israel and overseas. The 2014 Festival took place at Kibbutz Ginosar on the Sea of Galilee with 800 participants, partly devoted to the famous Russian-born poet Rachel. The venue for 2015 is Ginosar again.