Grants in Israel
Shishi Shabbat Israeli
- Grant period: 2011->>
- Grantee link: Shishi Shabbat Israeli
Shishi Shabbat runs two-day seminars (Friday and Saturday) on a variety of Jewish subjects, including the history of Israel, for 50 participants. The seminars are accompanied by Shabbat celebrations and excursions to significant historical sites in Israel.
Participants come together once a month for a celebration of holidays and various cultural activities. In addition, they participate in volunteer projects and get together twice a month for a discussion on cultural and social issues, conducted in the Beit Midrash style (a traditional Jewish house of learning).
Argaman was a pilot project of six sessions developed for select groups of Shishi Shabbat Yisraeli participants to meet well-known veteran and immigrant Israeli artists and explore their works. Guided by a professional Russian-speaking Israeli facilitator, participants entered the world of Jewish-Israeli art, music, theater, film and literature, expanding their understanding of the trends and ideas that helped found, and continue to build, contemporary Israeli society.
This guided exposure to high-quality Israeli culture promoted the intellectual and social integration of participants and enhanced their capacity for communal leadership and involvement in Israeli society.
The project is based on the concept of "Judaism as Culture," and the idea of culture as a powerful means of enhancing personal Jewish identity. A webcast recording of each session will be made available on the Shishi Shabbat Yisraeli website, as well as other relevant websites for a more general audience.
Goals and Objectives
- Create a cohesive community of young Russian-speaking adults in Israel.
- Strengthen the Jewish and Zionist identities of Russian-speaking new immigrants and establish a basis for their intellectual and spiritual growth.
- Develop leadership skills of young Russian-speaking Israelis and to engage them in social and volunteer activities.
- Prevent the emigration of Russian-speaking young adults from Israel.
- Help young Russian-speaking Israelis who are considering conversion in order to gain positive Jewish experiences.
- Bible Lands Museum
- Building Pluralistic Jewish Leadership among Russian Speaking New Immigrants
- Future in the Desert
- Ghetto Fighters Museum
- Hillel Israel & Phoenix
- 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
- Genealogy Project
- Israel’s New Impulse Project
- Jerusalem Media Conference for Russian-speaking Journalists and Bloggers
- Limmud FSU in Israel
- Machanaim: an educational program at Bar-Ilan University and the Effective Management, Effective Education project
- Mahut in Israel
- Melitz, The Avraham Infeld Jewish Educational Venture Fund
- Open University of Israel: Online academic Jewish and Israel studies textbooks in Russian
- Phoenix in Knesset Israel
- Psifas Family Summer Camps
- Russian-language Section of the Hakhel Festival
- Seminar for Jewish Students in Berlin
- Socio-economic and Demographic Study of Russian-speaking Jews in Israel
- Sport L’Tsafon
- Taglit for Russian-Speaking Jews from Germany
- Tevel b'Tzedek: Tikkun Olam Service
- 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
- Women in Biblical Literature
- “Sea in Jerusalem” – An Art Festival produced by the Mystorin Theater