- Grant period: 2009->>
- Grantee link: Moishe House
Starting in 2009, with help from Genesis Philanthropy Group, Moishe House has provided financial support for groups of Russian-speaking young adults who live together and organize educational programs focusing on Jewish traditions, history, and culture. Such events are of varying scale and focus on various topics, from Shabbat dinners to Israeli film screenings to Purim celebrations. Although these programs are designed primarily for Russian-speaking Jewish young adults, they are also attended by Jews of different backgrounds.
As of 2015, there are three Russian-speaking Moishe Houses in North America - Chicago, San Francisco and New York, as well as ten in the Former Soviet Union – Chisinau (Moldova), Riga (Latvia), Kiev, Odessa, and Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm, and Khabarovsk (Russia), Almaty ( Kazakhstan) with more potential openings in the works around the world.
Financial support for Moishe House is provided by Genesis Philanthropy Group along with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Jim Joseph Foundation, Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation, Westbury Group, Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, UJA Federation of New York, Leichtag Family Foundation, and other generous donors.
Goals and Objectives
- Support the growth of Jewish identity and sense of community among young Russian-speaking Jewish adults.
- Encourage Russian-speaking Jewish young adults to be active in their communities.
- Increase the knowledge of Jewish culture, history, values and traditions among young adults from Russian-speaking Jewish families in North America and the Former Soviet Union.
- Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority
- Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry
- Havurah Program at Tel Yehudah
- Jewish ArtEck
- Moishe House
- NJY Overnight Jewish Camps
- Wanderings of Israel
- Workshops for Madrichim
- Conference on the Contemporary Russian-Speaking Jewish Diaspora
- Fuchsberg Center
- Holocaust Studies
- International athletic camp
- International Conference on Informal Education in Israel
- Jewish Students Seminar in Berlin
- Lo Tishkach
- Max Stern College of Emek Yezreel: Strengthening Jewish Identity
- Methodological seminar for the directors of Jewish summer camps in the FSU
- Netser Olami
- Russian-Jewish Filmmakers Documentary Showcase on Jewish Life Television Network
- The Holocaust Research and Education Center
- The Holocaust: Remembrance and Warning Conference
- Tour of American children Jewish camps by representatives of the FSU Jewish camps
- Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Authority - Small Grants
- Yahаlом summer family camps
- “And I Will Tell My Grandson”
- ”There Is No Such Thing As The Holocaust Of One Nation”