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Grants in the Former Soviet Union

Jewish Electives and Retreats for High School Students in St. Petersburg

Jewish Electives and Retreats for High School Students in St. Petersburg

  • Grant period: 2009-2010

Genesis Philanthropy Group has supported various projects of the Adain Lo Family Center in St. Petersburg for several years. Today, the center unites 1,500 Jewish families or approximately 4,000 people. The faculty of Adain Lo are full-time instructors and volunteers who jointly create and manage more than 30 educational and social programs.

With the financial support of GPG, in 2009, the Adain Lo Center developed an intensive curriculum in Jewish civilization for high school students. Several high-ranking St. Petersburg schools offered weekly elective courses and retreats on Jewish Studies to students interested in Jewish religion, history, culture and everyday life.

This grant is a part of Grassroots annual competition, organized by Genesis Philanthropy Group and UJA-Federation of New York. The goal of the competition is to discover and support the best local initiatives aimed at the revival of Jewish identity, the preservation of cultural and historical heritage and the development of socially active Jewish communities. 

Goals and Objectives

  • Engage Jewish students in St. Petersburg schools in a well-rounded study of Jewish civilization.
  • Popularize Jewish education.
  • Form and strengthen the Jewish identity of Jewish children.

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