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Phoenix in Knesset Israel

Phoenix in Knesset Israel

  • Grant period: 2013 - 2014
This program involved an educational tour of the Russian-speaking Jewish community in the Baltic states, giving 15 Israeli Knesset professionals (the majority of whom are RSJs) the opportunity to explore and strengthen their Jewish, national and personal identities.

The mission addressed all of these goals in different ways but with a common foundation – having the professional staff of the Israeli Parliament experience the beauty and joy of the Russian speaking Jewish community as well as the challenges of the connection between the Israeli and the local Jewish Communities.

The participants have also served as "ambassadors" of the Knesset to Jews in the Baltic states and had a chance to inform them about the intricacies of Israeli democracy. GPG Israel, Knesset leadership and the Yad va Shem believe that this unique mission has positively influenced the motivation of the Knesset professionals who took part in it.

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