Grants in Israel
Socio-economic and Demographic Study of Russian-speaking Jews in Israel
- Grant period: 2007-2008
- Grantee link: New Israel Fund
The socio-economic and demographic study of Russian-speaking Jews in Israel is a joint project of the GPG and the New Israeli Fund (NIF). The study identified the main problems and possibilities for the development of Jewish identity among the Russian-speaking population in Israel.
The study indicated that Russian-speaking Jews are ready to increase the level of their national civic and cultural education and to deepen their connection to the Jewish People.
The study results show that further strategies should focus on:
- The development of professional leadership in Jewish education and in Jewish community building;
- The creation of innovative educational methods and materials appropriate for the culturally diverse community from the FSU;
- The multi-faceted approach to the integration of Israelis from the FSU that takes into consideration their material and spiritual needs.
Goals and Objectives
- Identify essential problems and research opportunities for the development of Jewish identity among the Russian-speaking population of the country.
- Conduct a socio-economic and demographic analysis of the Russian-speaking population in Israel.
- Analyze existing programs and projects for the Russian-speaking population of Israel.
- Identify the needs of the Russian-speaking population in Jewish education and Jewish self-identification.
- 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