Marina Yudborovsky, CEO of the Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG), said: "Limmud FSU is a unique model of Jewish engagement through meaningful conversations about Jewish culture and heritage, art and science, history and modernity, powered by volunteerism. After a pause due to the pandemic, it is incredibly exciting to see it revived, first in Moscow three weeks ago, and this past weekend in New York, bringing people together for a powerful and truly communal experience."
Since the first conference in Moscow 15 years ago, over 75 events have been mounted by 13 volunteer teams, and Limmud FSU events, led by Bronfman, and its president, Aaron G. Frenkel, have reached out over these years to some 70,000 Russian-speaking Jews across the globe.
Limmud FSU New York enjoyed the generous support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group; Conference for Jewish Material Claims against Germany; Jewish National Fund (KKL); UJA - Jewish Federation of New York; Blavatnik Family Foundation; The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and more.
In the best tradition of Limmud, the event was made possible by its team of local leaders and volunteers, led by Limmud FSU Executive Director, Natasha Chechik, and the project manager, Noam Shumakh-Khaimov, chairs/volunteers Alina Bitel, Elman Isakov, Nina Faynberg and many more.
Photos courtesy of Yuliya Levit.