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Grants in the Former Soviet Union

The Music of Shtetl

The purpose of the project is to attract potentially interested audience of St. Petersburg to the Jewish shtetl culture through the promotion of it's music and songs via giving concerts to the Jewish community as well as to a more wider community of St Petersburg.

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

  • Replenish and adapt the material collected by the initiative group in earlier ethnical expeditions and prepare notated manuscripts of the Yiddish music and songs in Russian
  • Make those manuscripts and video presentations of the music band (led by a member of the initiative group) available for the interested community of St Petersburg and other cities through publishing at public websites.
  • Organize several charitable concerts at different venues in St. Petersburg.



Current Grants

Past Grants