Photo gallery by our talented photographer and passionate limmudnik Boris Bukhman
Belarus – With a long and colourful Jewish heritage, Belarus is a country, which celebrates a fecund Jewish past – Israeli presidents and noted statesmen; international artists, writers, and poets; and a significant intellectual Jewish heritage. In 2013, Limmud FSU held its first festival of Jewish learning in Vitebsk, birthplace of Marc Chagall – as well as the second one at 2014. And the third festival is on its way.
Bringing together the Jewish community together, Limmud FSU Belarus enabled young people to touch and feel Jewish culture and life. Most important, the Limmud FSU model provided a template for learning about Jewish values, Jewish history, and their place in the global Jewish conversation. Buoyed by success, these young Belarusian Jews are already planning the next annual Limmud FSU festival.
Find out what’s happening at: www.limmudfsu.by/en
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.
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Once a city bustling with Jewish life, Vitebsk again witnessed the spirit and excitement of renewal at last month’s Limmud FSU gathering
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
Limmud's Festival in Vitebsk, Belarus, 2013