LIMMUD FSU NY Presenters 2017
What is Limmud? What are the Principles? Also, learn some of our History and more.
Bella Zelkin Community Organizer
Bella Zelkin was one of the first Community Liaisons between the organized Jewish community of New York and the Russian-speaking Jewish community. In her position as the Director of Community Organization and Development at NYANA, she worked on organizational development, provided technical support to the newly formed emigre organizations, and advocated on behalf of the Russian-speaking Jewish community to build bridges and better understanding between the communities. The creation of the umbrella organization COJECO was a direct result of her work. For the past ten years, Bella worked as the Director of Emigre Services at JCCA, where she was responsible for services and programs that provided help to the Bukharian Jewish community. She also developed and conducted the Leadership program for young Bukharian professionals, resulting in the creation of the Bukharian Jewish Union organization (BJU).
Bella holds her MSW from Yeshiva University and a Bachelor Degree in Music. She emigrated to New York in 1979, and is a proud mother of two wonderful daughters and a grandmother to five beautiful grandchildren