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Limmud FSU holds NYC Conference

Several hundred Jewish young adults from the Russian-speaking community attended Limmud FSU’s conference in New York, taking place Sunday for the second time in a row in the center of Manhattan.

The annual conference was packed with lectures and activities in the very spirit of Limmud. The event also featured Rabbi Avi Bukiet, from Center for Jewish Life in Arlington-Belmont, which was set on fire twice this past May. The rabbi told the participants about the two horrific incidents of hate crime and stated that “We, as a Jewish people, have to show we are united, and we not going anywhere.”

The event also featured an interactive children’s program for ages 3-13 in partnership with ZPaly School, and a special teen program, “Discovery Day – Israel” in partnership with ClubZ.

Founder of Limmud FSU, Chaim Chesler told eJP, “We couldn’t feel more blessed – the program of Limmud FSU NY this year is extremely rich, high-quality and packed with the best speakers from so many different fields of work.”

Sandra Cahn, co-founder of Limmud FSU added that “We’re excited to continue to take an active part in the vibrant and ever-evolving life of the Russian-speaking Jewish community of New York, and the amazing program this year is a great example.”

The Conference, like all Limmud events world-wide, was volunteer led.

The Conference was generously supported by UJA-Federation of NY, Genesis Philanthropy Group, World Zionist Organization, Jonathan Leader, Mark Tsesarsky, The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Tom Blumberg and others.

Photos by Igor Khodzinskiy

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A truly unique event, organized and run entirely by volunteers, Limmud FSU has revolutionized pluralistic Jewish engagement of Russian-speaking Jews by involving them in an array of interactive workshops, intellectually-stimulating discussions, a festive Shabbat celebration, controversial debates, film screenings, artistic performances, music, dancing and much more.

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