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.
A flagship for Jewish learning, Limmud FSU Moscow has evolved from its modest beginnings in 2006 to annual gatherings of more than 1,000 young Russian-Jewish adults, who represent the first post-Soviet generation.
They have developed a dual identity based on Jewish culture, as well as national pride about their home country.
Their interests converge as one of the most prestigious Jewish cultural and educational events in the former Soviet Union, the annual Limmud FSU Moscow conferences.
Programs are packed with lectures ranging from Jewish history, science, philosophy, and biblical studies to significant cultural experiences – art, dance, and music. Vibrant and energetic, each Limmud FSU Moscow conference empowers and inspires deeper involvement in the global Jewish community.
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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.
“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...
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...
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...
“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.
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.
Stepan Chizhov made a great video about "the making of" Limmud FSU Conference in Moscow, 2014
Limmud FSU Conference in Moscow, Russia, 2011
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.
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.