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Celebrating a growing interest in Jewish learning and searching for their Jewish roots,

Limmud FSU conferences in America, begun in 2009 in the Hamptons, are expanding exponentially, attracting hundreds of young Jewish adults of Russian backgrounds.

Dynamic and visionary, annual Limmud FSU USA conferences are forged with enthusiasm and genuine passion, helping young Russian-American Jews reconnect with their Judaic heritage, deepen their understanding of Israel, and develop their voice in the Jewish community.

Diverse programming, wide ranging lectures and entertainment offer a way to come together and to enjoy eclectic conversations, meaningful discussions, and heated debate.

Noam Shumakh, Project Manager, Limmud FSU USA

45228_10200773798888189_157286546_nNoam Shumakh is originally from Ukraine. She spent several years in Israel working in informal Jewish education. In Israel she was a program coordinator for the Israel Birthright Experience and served as a Jewish educator in Ta’ir, developing and leading Jewish educational workshops for Israeli high school students. Noam came to the U.S. in 2008 as an emissary for the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). Currently Noam works at Limmud FSU as a project manager. She truly believes that Limmud FSU is the great platform for Russian Jewish communities to explore and come together for a multidimensional Jewish learning experience.

“Limmud FSU USA allows us to write our own story, a story where everything that happens is a reflection of our unique experience, our heritage, and our passions. It gives us a voice in the very important contemporary American-Jewish conversation, and it helps us claim our name and place.”

Check out: www.limmudfsus.org




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...