Grants in Israel
Russian-language Section of the Hakhel Festival
- Grant period: 2008-2010
- Grantee link: Panim for Jewish Renaissance in Israel
The Panim Association organizes an annual Hakhel Festival of Jewish learning. Established in 1997, the festival includes many cultural events, such as theatrical and musical performances, poetry readings and meetings with artists.
Since 2008, with the support of Genesis Philanthropy Group, the festival has been organizing an additional Russian-language section that offers meetings, classes and performances in the Russian language.
In 2009, the festival was visited by about 300 Russian speakers from various parts of Israel.
The festival is supported by the Israeli Ministry of Education, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Keren Kayemet Israel, the United Kibbutz Movement, the AviChai Foundation and the Jewish Federation of San Francisco.
The Russian language program of the festival is fully funded by Genesis Philanthropy Group.
Goals and Objectives
- Help hundreds of Russian-speaking Israelis learn about Jewish educational organizations and discover new layers of their Jewish identity.
- Give Russian-speaking Israeli organizations an opportunity to showcase their work to a wide audience of the festival's participants.
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- Building Pluralistic Jewish Leadership among Russian Speaking New Immigrants
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- Ghetto Fighters Museum
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- J-Sport Israel
- Jewish Holidays for "Newbies"
- Joy of Judaism
- Kesher - The Home for Special Families
- Leadership Program
- Machanaim Community Center
- Mahut International
- Masa Discovery
- Masa Mibereshit - A Journey Through Israel
- Midrasha Zionit – Educational Seminars in Israel
- Neot Kedumim
- Shishi Shabbat Israeli
- Tzabar Parents
- Amuta 21C
- Assistance program for soldiers serving in the Israeli Defense Forces
- Beit Midrash for Journalists
- Beit Midrash Kushia
- Catalogue of educational materials on Jewish self-identification of Russian-speaking Jews
- Conference of European Jewish Leaders and Rabbis
- Conference on Informal Education in Israel
- Educational Project in Yemin Orde School
- Eshkolot’s Festival of Jewish Texts and Ideas
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- Israel’s New Impulse Project
- Jerusalem Media Conference for Russian-speaking Journalists and Bloggers
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- Melitz, The Avraham Infeld Jewish Educational Venture Fund
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- Psifas Family Summer Camps
- Russian-language Section of the Hakhel Festival
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- Socio-economic and Demographic Study of Russian-speaking Jews in Israel
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- The Encyclopedia of Russian Jewry
- The IDF - a Different Look
- The Mikro Theater
- The MILI Program: Midreshet Yerushalayim
- Tikkun Shavuot Night –"Time 2 Love"
- Unifight for Southern Israel Children
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