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Grants in the Former Soviet Union

Meeting Jewish Leadership in New York

Meeting Jewish Leadership in New York

The project aims to introduce Jewish young adults (ages 20 to 40) to various forms of Jewish communal activity by demonstrating the life of communities around the world, including a visit to New York City.

Since most participants are not active members of the Jewish community, several preparatory seminars are held, so participants can learn about Jewish life in their own city, such as on-going projects and activities, volunteer opportunities, etc.

Another meeting covers the New York trip and its objectives.

While in New York, participants get a chance to meet members of the local Jewish community and its leaders. They take part in volunteer activities alongside American Jewish young adults, visit community centers, and meet Jewish philanthropists.

It is expected that after their return to Russia, participants will become an active part of the local Jewish community, by adapting and implementing some of the projects and activities they have witnessed in New York. It is also expected that they will be able to create additional new and interesting programs or take on a more active part in existing projects.

Goals and objectives

  • Introduce young Jewish adults from Russia to the activities and experiences of Jewish communities in North America, particularly in New York.
  • Encourage members of the local Russian-speaking Jewish communities to implement new programs and to take a proactive role in supporting the existing community projects.

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Past Grants