Limmud FSU Canada Annual Report 2016 - many reasons to feel really proud of their progress!
Bundled in their warmest winter wear at a snow-covered, pine tree-lined hamlet some 60 km. outside St. Petersburg, Russia’s culture capital, hundreds of young Jewish professionals gathered at a hotel here to attend the region’s latest November Limmud FSU...
At a lecture attended by more than half of the 650 people who attended the conference in Russia’s cultural capital, Keret said his selective publishing strategy began at the request of his son Lev when he was 7.
More than four decades have passed since the first waves of Russian-speaking Jews began arriving in some of Canada’s major citie
A meeting with Mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadoviy and Limmud FSU founder Chaim Chesler, Limmud FSU Director Roman Kogan, Director of Limmud FSU Ukraine Osik Akselrod, Head of Begin center Herzl Makov, Former MK Abu Vilan, and Head of...
A predominantly Muslim city, its residents are proud of their ability to coexist with their fellow Jews and Christians
Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection Zeev Elkin told Limmud FSU Australia that the organization is playing a critical role in connecting the Russian-speaking Jewish community to the larger Australian Jewish community
BORSCHT, vodka and a host of local and international presenters … just some of the items on the agenda at Sydney’s first-ever Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union) conference, held last weekend.
The festival, Sept. 17-18, at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, is organized by Limmud FSU together with the support of our partners the Zionist Federation of Australia, Jewish National Fund (KKL), World Zionist Organization and our sponsor the Triguboff...
Hundreds gathered at the all-ages Limmud FSU event, hailed as the only event in Toronto that engages the Russian-Jewish and Israeli community together through education and the arts
Hundreds of Israeli and European Jews convened in the capital of the predominantly Muslim Russian state of Tatarstan for an annual Jewish music festival as well as a Jewish learning Limmud FSU conference
Limmud FSU Europe is no more our “future project” – there is a team with many leaders and a lot of enthusiasm! So meet our new faces – Limmud FSU Europe Organising Committee. These fellows are working hard to...
More than 500 participants from this region are anticipated, stay tuned for the registration opening!
A meeting took place today between the leadership of Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union) and Rabbi Berl Lazar, the Chief Rabbi of Russia, in his office in Moscow.
Photo gallery by our talented photographer and passionate limmudnik Boris Bukhman
In April preparations got underway for the fifth Limmud FSU Conference in St. Petersburg, which will take place on 11-13 November, 2016, in one of the most beautiful cities in Russia and will, as before, be a central event...
Limmud FSU Belarus concluded with a special day in the city of Bobruysk, premiering two photo exhibitions of Zionist pioneers whose roots were also in the area, journalists and political activists Abba Ahimeir and Berl Katznelson.
Hundreds of Jews from across Belarus gathered in Minsk for the capital’s first Limmud conference, a festival of Jewish learning that also drew visitors from Israel.
More than 2,000 participants have sold out Limmud FSU’s 10th conference in Moscow, the largest-ever gathering of Russian-speaking Jews in the former Soviet Union. The Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar gave the conference’s keynote address.
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon and other dignitaries gathered here last night with more than 1,000 Russian-speaking Jews to open the Limmud FSU New York conference, which featured the first-ever exhibition in the U.S. about Zionist...
“The conference’s large number of participants is the best evidence that Jewish life is thriving in Russia,” said Limmud FSU Founder Chaim Chesler and Co-Founder Sandy Cahn. “We are witnessing a new era of Russian Jews that have become...
Israel’s Kiev-born, Milwaukee-raised Prime Minister Golda Meir was the Jewish state’s first and only woman premier
Speaking at a panel on women political leaders at Limmud FSU Conference in Parsippany, NJ, Stern predicted that Clinton will foster an “atmosphere of trust” between the two countries and between the White House and the Israeli government. “
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon and other dignitaries gathered here last night with more than 1,000 Russian-speaking Jews to open the Limmud FSU New York conference, which featured the first-ever exhibition in the U.S. about...
If usually in the beginning people attend Limmud as participants, later becoming volunteers and only then joining the ranks of the organizing committees, here it happened the other way around.
You can register as a voulnteer, participant or presenter at our website
We started preparations for the very first Limmud FSU Europe in London with our great team of volunteers!
A clinical sex therapist and professor at UCLA, Seidler-Feller has been married to Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, the campus rabbi at the UCLA Hillel, for more than 40 years, and she’s been talking about sex for about that long. The...
One of the workshops I was “voluntold” to go to was “21st Century Tikkun Olam”. When I asked Mila Voihanski, the Director of Limmud FSU Canada, who by the way strongly suggested that I attend it, what is the...
Yoav Krakovsky, Kol Israel, reports from Limmud FSU West Coast Conference at Pasadena, LA:
On February 3, 2016, the Organizing Committee of the proposed Limmud FSU Europe met with Eitan Naeh, the Deputy Ambassador of the Israel Embassy in London.
The first-ever Limmud FSU West Coast conference wrapped up today in Los Angeles, drawing more than 700 Russian-speaking Jews from across Greater Los Angeles and the entire country for a three-day festival of arts, spirituality, political dialogue and learning.
For one weekend at the Westin Pasadena hotel in the Los Angeles area, hallway conversations were conducted mostly in Russian and Hebrew, with English taking a back seat from Jan. 29-31.
PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 18 – Some 700 Russian-speaking Jews have sold out the first-ever Limmud FSU West Coast conference, which takes places this Jan. 29-31 at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena. A dynamic and pluralistic Jewish festival of learning,...
Limmud FSU — a nonprofit that sets up Jewish learning conferences across the former Soviet Union — is coming to the West Coast later this month for the first time to offer a blend of study sessions, live music...
IT may still be several months away but planning is already underway for Australia’s second Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union) conference, which is scheduled to take place in Sydney in September.
Limmud FSU Israel Kineret 2015 Photo Gallery Photo: Andrey Deveykin
Look at these people - they are all volunteers of Limmud FSU Israel. They did this Limmud such a great place for all of us: when we were at sessions they've been working and doing their totally voluntary job...
The grassroots volunteer-run organization for young Russian-speakers is an off-shoot of the Limmud international educational movement, which began 35 years ago in the United Kingdom and has now spread across the globe to more than 60 countries in a...
Opposition leader: Deal “must not give Erdogan a foothold in Gaza”; Yisrael Beytenu head says “damage has already been done.”
To mark the tenth anniversary of Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Thursday with Limmud leaders, and heard their account of Limmud activities and the upcoming Limmud FSU Israel Festival that will take place...
Short video about Limmud FSU conference in Lviv, Ukraine 2015
Last weekend, 20-22 November, over 450 (mostly) young Russian-speaking Jews gathered in the Blue Mountains Resort, not far from Toronto. The Jewish population of Canada numbers nearly 400,000 and some half of them live in Toronto. Moreover, about 70,000...
Chaim Chesler explains what is Limmud FSU and why it's growing so fast being so popular in many countries, includes Israel
Photo: Alexei Malakhov
More than 500 diplomats, politicians, senior journalists, business executives and invited guests from Israel and abroad attended the fourth Jerusalem Post Diplomatic conference, on 18 November, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem.
Jewish World: Revisiting Rabin’s ancestral home in Ukraine – 20 years after the assassination “Surrounded by a small group of rather bemused villagers in this rural and isolated hamlet, a group of Rabin family and friends gathered together in...
PHOTO: BORIS BUCHMAN
In the Ukrainian village of Sydorovychi, where Rabin’s father, Nehamia, was born, are from left, head of Nativ in Ukraine Gennady Polishuk, Chairman of Beit Zvi Muli Dor, Rabin’s head of bureau and spokesman Eitan Haber, Limmud FSU founder...
The Jewish festival Limmud Volga-Urals began on Friday in Kazan, capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan, with an inter-faith dialogue.
Of the ten thousand Jews living in Kazan, Russia, hundreds attend last weekend's Limmud FSU festival, where the emphasis was placed on coexistence between different religions.
Part of the answer, it seems, is that, for Putin, homophobia holds the potential of serving as a consensus cause around which he can rally popular sentiment — including nationalistic fervor and hatred of the gay-tolerant West.
Three day conference expected to attract several hundred participants.
The ‘Kimberley Plan,’ would give 20,000 kilometers to Jewish settlements in northwest Australia. The first stage of the plan was to absorb 100,000 Jews, mainly from Eastern Europe.
This, the first Limmud FSU Europe conference for Russian-speakers, is scheduled for 2017.
Kazan and Volga region cities are getting ready for “Limmud Volga-Ural” - the first Limmud Conference in the region. Organisers planing to host participants from Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Ufa, Perm, Nizhniy Novgorod, Samara, Saratov, Naberezhniye Chelny and Kazan itself.
Preparations are underway for an Interfaith Dialogue which will take place during the forthcoming Limmud FSU Volga Conference, in Kazan, capital of Tatarstan, in the Russian Federation in early September, 2015 with the participation of the Chief Rabbis of...
An event catering to the Russian-speaking Jewish population in the GTA called Taste of Limmud set the stage for the main Limmud FSU conference scheduled for November at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood.
In 1987, a quarter of a million people gathered at the March on Washington to call for freedom for Soviet Jews, and only a few years later, in 1990, Operation Exodus finished raising the funds that would help nearly...
Ceremony opening, Chaim Chesler and Roman Kogan Rabbi Michael Frumin of Saratov Yizkor (“remembrance”) prayers are recited by those that have lost either one or both of their parents; in some modern moderate Jewish congregations, one might say yizkor...
Vesty Moldova TV Item
Full album of our Moldova 2015 Conference pictured by talented Boris Buchman.
Matthew Bronfman:”After The Second Lebanon War, Israel Has Become In The Eyes Of The World, A Hostile Nation Which Mainly Only Knows How To Attack.
Business mogul and philanthropist matches donation from Matthew Bronfman following Moldova homecoming
How bad is it? It's the question everyone asks when you return from Russia these days. Thirty years on from witnessing thousands of Refuseniks gathered on the steps of Moscow's Choral Synagogue, that question might be all that hasn't...
Some 400 young Jews from the length and breadth of Moldova, will be participating in a special cultural program for young Russian speakers in Chișinău
“What is Limmud for you?” “Limmud is my Judaism and my affiliation to Jewry", says Polyna Berlin, a member of Limmud FSU USA West Coast team.
On the 15th of April the Limmud FSU organising committee was once again brought together; but this time it was a celebration! Together we celebrated the success of our very first Limmud FSU in Australia.
Watch: Hundreds flock to Moscow for international Jewish celebration http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Moscow-has-worlds-second-largest-Limmud-399423 MOSCOW – Hundreds of Jews from around the world flocked to Moscow this weekend for the Limmud Jewish learning conference, making it the second-largest event of its...
Some great expressions by Stepan Chizhov and his photo-team from the Moscow Limmud FSU Conference 2015.
The very special event took place in Saratov: we dedicated our visit to this city to the 125-th birthday of the famous poetess Rachel.
The three-day event, which closed Sunday at a resort just outside the Russian capital, was the largest Limmud event ever held outside Britain, Limmud International confirmed.
Speaking last night at the opening of the annual Limmud FSU conference in Moscow, Alexander Boroda, Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, said; “The Jews of Russia must realize the dangers inherent in the possible collapse...
The event takes place on 23-26 April and some 1,400 participants, most of them aged between 25-40 are expected, making this the second largest Limmud event in the world – only the “original” annual UK Limmud is bigger.
Our amazing event in USA - fully booked, very excited, really happy! That is what Limmud is about!
Our first-ever Limmud FSU Conference in Australia in pictures.
On an early spring weekend, over 900 Millennium generation “plus” Jews of Russian heritage gathered for the Sixth Annual Limmud FSU (Former Soviet Union) New York Region Conference held in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Anyone who is worried about the demographic future of the Jewish people would do well to attend a Limmud FSU Conference.
A record number of young Russian speakers took part this weekend in the Sixth Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union) conference in New Jersey. Some 1.7 million Jews live in the New York area and it is estimated that some...
Limmud FSU, the educational network which aims to strengthen Jewish identity among Russian-speaking Jews worldwide, is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp with an art exhibit.
More than 800 Russian-speaking Jews will participate in the festival to be held in New Jersey on March 27-29.
400 participants, 2 cities, many young faces and a brand new start - that is how it looks like!
Both of us came to LimmudFSU 2013 (which was one week before our wedding) as part of a tradition we both have already established. Already three of us, came to LimmudFSU 2014 as a bigger family.
Russian speaking Limmud Australia bound An American Jewish astronaut who learned to speak Russian while training with cosmonauts walks into a lecture hall filled with Russian-American Jews. No, it’s not a priest-and-rabbi-style joke, but a real-life event that exemplifies...
Some of the guests, presenters, organizers, founders and sponsors of the conference share with the viewers their thoughts, experiences and feelings about Limmud FSU Canada inaugural event
LIMMUD FSU COMES TO LVOV, UKRAINE, TO MAKE IT HAPPEN BIG TIME
Photo Gallery: Andrey Deveykin
Photo Gallery by Andrey Deveykin
Photo Gallery by Andrey Deveykin
Fania Oz-Saltzberger returns to family building in the city Rivne, Ukraine with her father's book
Video from The Gala of the Limmud FSU program; performed by the Bait-Tzvi Art School, Kineret 2014
The festival celebrated the Zionist poet Rachel Bluwstein, known as Rachel the Poetess Rachel who was born in Russia.
Limmud FSU Kinneret featured a wide range of leading figures from Israel and beyond, including acclaimed author Amos Oz; Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein; Founder of Limmud FSU Chaim Chesler; Vice President of the Immigration and Absorption of the...
Acclaimed best-selling author Amoz Oz was visibly moved while attending a special screening of a new documentary chronicling the recent visit of his daughter to the Ukraine to retrace their family roots, in an event organized by Limmud FSU...
Renowned ‘Prisoner of Zion’ Yosef Mendelevitch speaks at Russian conference 44 years after attempted hijacking of plane to Israel
Daughter of novelist Amos Oz, unveils memorial plaque in Rivne, Ukraine at the childhood home of her grandmother, whose life plays prominently in Oz’s novel ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness.’
Leopold Socha, the Polish sewer worker who helped a group of Jews survive 14 months underground during the Nazi occupation, has been honored by Yad Vashem; now he may get a plaque in Lviv, Ukraine.
Once home to a thriving Jewish community, this border city experienced a renaissance of Jewish life over the weekend during Limmud Ukraine’s annual conference.
It was therefore fitting that Cotler headlined the inaugural Canadian Limmud FSU last weekend in Huntsville, Ontario, where — on the heels of Wednesday’s jihadist-inspired Ottawa Parliament shooting — he emphasized the need for secure democracy in the peace-loving...
400 Russian-speaking Jews are expected to convene in Ontario this month for the inaugural Limmud FSU conference in Canada, Oct. 24-26.
Once a city bustling with Jewish life, Vitebsk again witnessed the spirit and excitement of renewal at last month’s Limmud FSU gathering
Limmud FSU has just wound up its preliminary planning retreat in Melbourne for the first Limmud FSU Conference for Russian speakers taking place in Australia next year!
Limmud FSU Canada is coming closer - so have a look what is going to happen this October!
At the opening gala of Limmud FSU’s Festival in Vitebsk (Belarus), the organization saluted Ralph Goldman on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Those in attendance responded with enthusiastic applause and the singing of happy birthday in 3 languages...
The National History Museum of Belarus on Monday inaugurated an exhibition about the life of the late Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon.
A memorial event with a special photo exhibition honoring the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon took place today in Minsk at the National History Museum of Belarus, from where Sharon’s parents immigrated to the Jewish State.
VITEBSK, Belarus (JTA) – Jerusalem and Minsk are set to sign a visa-waiver program, Israel’s ambassador to the internationally ostracized former Soviet republic of Belarus said.
A ceremony honoring Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the father of modern Hebrew, was held in the presence of Israeli dignitaries in a Belarussian town connected to his past.
Events include a memorial and photo exhibition honoring the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
This past Shabbat I had the privilege of spending time with an amazing array of young, energetic Jews. The purpose for this conclave was to plan for the next Limmud FSU conference.
So this retreat weekend, which has now become an annual tradition, is the first step towards a successful conference. We spent a lot of time brainstorming as a group, sharing ideas and outlining a plan of action for the...
Hi, my name is Dina, I am from Canada, and I have been a limmudnik for the past 3 years.
LIMMUD FSU OFFICIALLY INTRODUCES TO CANADA WITH INAUGURAL DINNER FEATURING MATTHEW BRONFMAN AND HON. PROF. IRWIN COTLER
An Evening Themed Around Honouring the Past and Building for the Future
My babushka speaks Russian! Our Canada team made a very touching promotional video. We love it!
Before the Holocaust, half of Chisinau’s 125,000 inhabitants were Jews. Many had stayed despite the pogrom and a second that followed in 1905, but the community was all but wiped out by Romanian troops who deported 300,000 Jews from...
Stepan Chizhov made a great video about "the making of" Limmud FSU Conference in Moscow, 2014
LIMMUD FSU CONFERENCE MOLDOVA 2012
I am part of Limmud because I decided to build my life in Canada, and I want to be part of this community. When I first came to Canada I was introduced to the idea of community, which was...
LIMMUD FSU YALTA, CRIMEA, 2008
Over 800 young Russian-American Jews from across the country came together in Parsippany, NJ, this past weekend, March 28-30, for Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union), the biggest gathering of Russian Jews in North America.
Over 300 Jews of all ages from Moldova, southern Ukraine, Belarus and Russia gathered in the city of Chisinau for a long weekend of Limmud FSU from May 23 to 25.
Over 800 Young Russian- American Jews Gathered In New Jersey This Past Weekend For Limmud FSU Innovation Conference http://www.paramuspost.com/article.php/20140401144945188 Over 800 young Russian-American Jews from across the country came together in Parsippany, NJ, this past weekend, March 28-30, for...
My cousin Lou – a traditional Orthodox Jewish retiree from Parsippany, New Jersey – stood with his mouth wide open. Less than a mile from his suburban home a couple hours after Shabbat ended on a recent Saturday night,...
Young Jews in the FSU have developed a dual identity, based on Jewish culture as well as national pride about their home country.
Nir Barkat is flanked by members of the Peres and Begin families at Limmud FSU event in Jerusalem.
I am tired of being told that Russian-speaking Israelis do not volunteer, that the phenomenon of volunteering is strange to them.
Larisa Popovskaya On October 23 Limmud FSU came to St. Petersburg for the third time. Some 400 people attended the conference during three wonderful days packed with educational opportunities and entertainment of all sorts; all in the usual Limmud...
More than 600 people from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova paid good money in order to learn about Chaim Nachman Bialik.
http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2013/10/21/st-petersburg-second-largest-jewish-community-in-russia-to-host-limmud-fsu Posted on October 21, 2013 by JNS.org. (JNS.org) Hundreds of St. Petersburg Jews, as well as Jews from across Russia and neighboring nations, will attend the Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union) conference in the New Peterhof Hotel from...
During the three-day conference, participants coming primarily from St Petersburg, but also from many other neighboring countries and cities (like Moscow, Kaliningrad, Saratov, Belarus, Ukraine), will attend some 80 seminars, lectures, presentations, master-classes, round-table discussions and creative workshops on...
Limmud's Festival in Vitebsk, Belarus, 2013
VITEBSK, Belarus –In Vitebsk, things fly. Or so at least Marc Chagall promises in his dreamlike, feverish images of his hometown.
LIMMUD FSU, UZHGOROD, UKRAINE 2012
Photo gallery - Limmud FSU Beer Sheva, Israel 2011
Limmud FSU New York 2011 photo gallery
Limmud FSU Conference in Moscow, Russia, 2011
Do you enjoy holidays and celebrations? Do you like the festive atmosphere and spiritual enrichment? In case your answer is “yes”, it is my pleasure to share with you my thoughts.
LIMMUD FSU MOSCOW 2010
By Asher Weill If anyone was in doubt that there is a resurgence of Jewish life in the Former Soviet Union, they would certainly have thought otherwise had they spent a few hours in the occasionally exhausting but often...
Once again, I’m on my way to give a lecture at Limmud FSU. The afternoon flight to Moscow. The departure procedures go faster than unusual. A veritable motorway.
If anyone was in doubt that there is a resurgence of Jewish life in the Former Soviet Union, they would certainly have thought otherwise had they spent a few hours in the occasionally exhausting.
Ninety miles from Lvov, in what is today western Ukraine, sits the town of Buczacz. Sometimes a part of Poland, at others a part of the Austrian province of Galicia, the pre-war population consisted of Ukrainia.
A light snow fell over-night and, in a way, was a fitting backdrop. For on this cold, blustery March morning, we were traveling to Sidorvichi in Western Ukraine.
YOUNG RUSSIAN-SPEAKING JEWISH AMERICANS TO GATHER FOR LIMMUD SHALOM ALEICHEM, AUGUST 9 IN THE HAMPTONS
UNIQUE LEADERSHIP EVENT ON LONG ISLAND JOINS YOUNG RUSSIAN JEWS WITH MAJOR FIGURES FROM PHILANTHROPY, EDUCATION, JEWISH ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE AND ISRAEL
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR LIMMUD SHALOM ALEICHEM CONTINUES PLANNING FOR AUGUST 9, 2009 EVENT IN WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NEW YORK
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR LIMMUD SHALOM ALEICHEM CONTINUES PLANNING FOR AUGUST 9, 2009 EVENT IN WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NEW YORK
On 15-16th of May the meeting of Organizing Committee of Limmud Ukraine has taken place in Kiev.
YALTA, Ukraine -- The view of this seaside tourist town twinkling precariously in a narrow gulf between black mountains and a black sea would have been enough to halt any attempt at conversation.
The largest ever informal Jewish education event in Eastern Europe kicked off in Ukraine on Monday afternoon with over 1,000 participants from former Soviet Union states.
Preparations for the Limmud FSU Conference in Ashkelon, September 24-25 are under way, which is expected to attract 1,200 Russian-speaking Israelis. But, first, a serious mini-Limmud FSU was held in Ashleklon, June 13-14, 2008 to discuss important societal concerns,...
Following sessions in Washington, D.C., Limmud FSU leadership met with senior Jewish leadership in New York for in-depth briefings about American Jewish life and its relevance to their concerns in developing local Jewish community organizations. Broadening their horizons, these...
The Israeli and American Jewish establishments have passed the Limmud torch to a new generation of Russian Jews. At the second annual conference of Limmud-Moscow, held last week at a utilitarian hotel in a wooded setting outside the Russian...
It is precisely at the intersection of the young professionals on the back of the bus and the oligarchs on the highway that organizers hope to establish a solid foundation for Limmud in the former Soviet Union.
Russian Jews, who fordecades have been encouraged to leave for Israel, are changing tack with a newmovement to develop their distinctive culture at home.