Over 1,100 Jews to take part in largest Limmud FSU event ever this week in Moscow

April 11, 2013 / 1 Iyar 5773

Limmud FSU, April 11-14 2013
Klyazma Resort Hotel, Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia— Over 1,100 Jewish participants, mainly from the former Moscow (but also from other cities of Russia and other post-Soviet countries), will gather in Moscow, Russia, this week, April 11-14, for the largest Limmud FSU Moscow event to date. Limmud FSU conferences are considered to be one of the most prestigious of Jewish cultural events in the former Soviet Union that provide a festival of Jewish learning featuring a packed program of lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, music and a wide-range of cultural events to be presented in three different languages – Russian, English and Hebrew.

Founder of Limmud FSU, Chaim Chesler, says that the event in Moscow is the flagship of the Limmud FSU project, which takes place today in six countries – Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, USA and Israel; “Our dream was to present to the new generation of young Russian-speaking Jews throughout the world, topics which are close to their hearts and excite their imagination, such as Jewish history and culture, Jewish roots and issues of identity, the Holocaust, and subjects relating to achieving success in life both in economic and cultural terms. Evidently the dream has become a reality and promises that the coming event will be yet another memorable occasion.”

Among the presenters at the conference are leading academics, politicians, writers and artists hailing from the U.S., Israel, Russia and elsewhere, such as Gil Hovav – Israeli publisher and TV presenter and a grandson of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, theater producer Mark Rozovsky, one of the Limmud movement founders Clive Lawton from London, famous Russian journalist Nikolai Svanidze, businessman Eugene Kogan, social activist Lev Rubinstein, economist Mark Urnov, historian Natalia Basovskaya, blogger Anton Nossik and others  . A wide variety of lectures, workshops, round-table discussions and presentations will take place simultaneously in eight different halls.

About Limmud FSU:
The Limmud phenomenon began in Britain nearly 32 years ago and is now a world-famous educational movement. Limmud FSU, founded six years ago by Chaim Chesler, former head of JAFI’s delegation in the FSU,  Sandra Cahn, a philanthropist from New York and Prof. Mikhail Chlenov from Moscow, supports and reinforces Jewish education and identity to Jews from the FSU, the U.S. and Israel. This unique conference, like all Limmud events, is organized and run entirely by volunteers.




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