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Grants in the Former Soviet Union

Educational and Research Centre for Bible and Judaic Studies at the Russian State University for Humanities

Educational and Research Centre for Bible and Judaic Studies at the Russian State University for Humanities

Since 2009, Genesis Philanthropy Group has provided support for the development of the Center for Bible and Judaic Studies at the RSUH. The center plays an important role in leading inter-religious and inter-ethnic dialogues in Russia.

The funds are used to award targeted grants to graduate students and junior faculty. GPG is deeply interested in raising the profile of the field of Jewish Studies among academic and non-academic audiences. The funds also support a number of roundtables, open seminars, conferences (both international and national), festivals, and research publications in Jewish Studies in the FSU.

GPG also supports the Center's academic staff organizing regular lectures for the broad Jewish community of the Russian Federation and CIS.

The Center provides Jewish education to RSUH students, and also to community members who can attend courses as non-matriculating students. The Center prepares future scholars of Jewish studies and organizes international conferences and seminars, as well as evenings of Israeli culture and other events, which help attract a wider audience to Jewish life.

This grant is a part of Genesis Philanthropy Group's large program which supports Academic Jewish Studies in the FSU.

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