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Grants in North America

Blognik Beat

Blognik Beat

The Forward is a legendary name in American journalism and a revered institution in American Jewish life. In 2011, with the support of Genesis Philanthropy Group, The Forward launched Blognik Beat, an online English-language blog written by young Russian Jewish writers.

Covering topics such as culture, arts, religion, and politics, Blognik Beat is marketed to Russian Jewish high school and college students with the goal of stimulating public discussion. As a result of this initiative, young Russian-speaking Jews engage each other in active discussion about their identities, heritage and common narrative. The blog is posted on The Forward’s website, making it visible to all community members and granting the talented young writers valuable exposure by providing them with a platform where their voices can be heard.

Goals and Objectives

  • Provide young Russian-speaking Jews with an opportunity to express their ideas and opinions on a wide variety of subjects on the platform of a national Jewish newspaper.
  • Participate in an ongoing conversation that supports and encourages identity-building conversations among young Russian-speaking Jews.
  • Use modern publishing methods and the Internet to attract young Russian-speaking Jews to meaningful discussions on a variety of subjects of Jewish significance.

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