A cocktail reception and presentation of the Limmud FSU Europe project for the Russian-speaking Jewish community took place in London yesterday, September 15
Limmud FSU Europe
Europe is the final frontier for Limmud FSU. It is the only continent currently not on the Limmud FSU map, however from 2017 the situation will change! More than a quarter of a million Russian-speaking Jews live in Europe. The vast majority (approximately 200k) is concentrated in Germany and the Baltic states, but there is a Russian-Jewish presence in Britain, France, Italy, Austria, Hungary the Benelux countries, the Czech Republic and Scandinavia.
Limmud FSU Europe is the first extra-territorial Limmud. We expect over 500 participants from Europe as well Israel and the countries of the ex-Soviet Union. We are also the first ‘nomadic’ Limmud. Our initial conference will take place in London, the informal capital of the Continent, but future conferences can be hosted by any of the Russian-Jewish communities of Europe.
Nearly 40 volunteers are working as part of the organizational committee to make Limmud FSU a reality. These are Russian-speaking Jews who came to the UK at different times and via different countries. Among them you will find doctors, businessmen, marketers, engineers, rabbis and all of the other ‘Jewish’ professions. Many live in London, but there others who are based Oxford, Nottingham, Leeds, and other cities. Limmud FSU Europe has ambassadors in European countries including: Germany, Holland, Sweden among others. We are very interested in volunteers and invite all those who are interested in Limmud to work with us. Contact us via limmudfsu.eu or our accounts on Facebook vk.com twiter and LinkedIn.
Semyon Dovzhik, Chair Limmud FSU Europe
“There are between 6 and 10 thousand Russian-speaking Jews in Britain. They came from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Israel, Germany, the USA, Canada and even far away Australia. London is the financial and cultural capital of Europe and people of all ages and professions are drawn to the opportunities that can be found here. Among the Russian-speaking Jews of Britain you often find bankers, engineers and IT specialists, but there are also those who make a living in the Arts. Many representatives of large multi-nationals are settled in the city and students come to study at the best universities.”
More information: www.limmudfsu.eu
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 make...
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...
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.
We started preparations for the very first Limmud FSU Europe in London with our great team of volunteers!
Europe is the final frontier for Limmud FSU. It is the only continent currently not on the Limmud FSU map, however from 2017 the situation will change! More than a quarter of a million Russian-speaking Jews live in Europe....
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.