Grants in Israel
- Grant period: 2008->>
- Grantee link: Taglit-Birthright Israel
The target audience consists of young Jews between the ages of 18 and 26 who have never before been to Israel on a group educational tour. A significant number of Taglit participants – about 3,000 every year – are from the FSU.
With the support of Genesis Philanthropy Group, the Taglit-Birthright Israel program was able to customize its programs for Russian-speaking Jewish participants in order to achieve a greater impact. Specifically:
- Offer professional training to Russian-speaking group leaders and tour guides.
- Supplement the program's content with educational seminars, tours of sites of special significance for Russian-speaking Jews, workshops on genealogy work and the study of Jewish texts, and visits to museums and theaters.
- Offer a Taglit trip to young adults from the FSU with special needs.
- Include Russian-speaking IDF soldiers in Taglit programming.
- Organize a special Taglit trip for a group of young Russian-speaking bloggers and journalists.
The Taglit program is supported mainly by private Jewish philanthropists and the State of Israel with financial participation from Genesis Philanthropy Group, the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Hayesod-UIA Fund.
Goals and objectives
- Help program participants establish an intellectual and personal connection to their Jewish heritage.
- Build a foundation for the future generation of Jewish leaders.
- Assist in developing connections between global Jewish communities and Israel.
- 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