Jewish Agency and Genesis Philanthropy Group Hold International Summer Camp in Israel for Russian Speaking Youth from FSU and Israel

August 3, 2010 / 23 Av 5770 

“Rimon Project” --  an International Summer Camp for Russian speaking youth now taking place at Nordiya Youth Hostel, near Netanya for the first time.

The Jewish Agency and the Genesis Philanthropy Group are holding an international summer camp for Russian-speaking youth at the Nordiya Youth Hostel near Netanya from August 1-13. The camp, supported by the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, is organized specially for young people ages 13-16 from different parts of the Former Soviet Union and from Israel.

On Wednesday August. 4th at 5:30pm there will be a special Rimon event at Ramat Efal near Tel Hashomer Hospital, Ramat Gan for the 240 youth participating in the camp, with the participation of the Chairman of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky.

At the initiative of Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and the Genesis Philanthropy Group, this is the first summer that an international camp for youth Russian speaking is taking place in Israel. The goal is to strengthen the Jewish identity of the youth and their sense of belonging to the State of Israel and the Jewish People.

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky noted that “the Rimon Project is one of the Jewish Agency’s activities aimed at strengthening the Jewish identity of the young generation in Israel and the Diaspora. The camp will provide youth from abroad the chance to get to know Israel and Israeli society and will also allow Israeli youth to broaden their familiarity with Jewish communities abroad."

The two-week camp includes trips around the country, cultural activities and meetings with leading figures in the arts and well-known public figures.

The camp includes workshops in theatre, communication, film and photography. The counselors of the camp, from Israel and abroad, are professionals and experienced in leading Russian-speaking groups.

Photo Credit:  Sasson Tiram 

For further information contact:
Michael Jankelowitz,
Liaison to the Foreign Press, Jewish Agency for Israel
Mobile: +972-52-6130220;
Voice-mail: +972-2-620-2780



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