Grants in North America
- Grant period: 2011-2012
- Grantee link: Klein JCC
Through two new educational programs supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group in 2011, Russian-speaking Jewish young adults and their families got an opportunity to meaningfully engage in communal Jewish life and strengthen their Jewish identities. The programs were:
Purim Extravaganza: The Family Purim Extravaganza featured a performance by a Russian Jewish children’s theatre, a Megillah reading, and a family masquerade carnival. Attended by over 200 people, the Purim program taught about the importance and traditions of this great Biblical holiday in a fun and creative way.
Yom HaShoah Educational Program: In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, a full day was dedicated to Holocaust education for young families. Children engaged in age-appropriate lessons and met with Holocaust survivors, and families visited the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. for the first time.
Financial support for the project was provided by Genesis Philanthropy Group along with other generous funders.
Goals and Objectives
- Increase knowledge of the Holocaust among Russian-speaking Jewish children and their families.
- Create stronger connections between members of the Russian-speaking Jewish community.
- Encourage Russian-speaking Jews to more actively participate in Philadelphia’s Jewish community.
- Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry
- Camp B’Yachad
- Center Without Walls by COJECO
- Folksbiene Yiddish Theater
- Generation R at the JCC in Manhattan
- Havurah Program at Tel Yehudah
- Mishpucha Family Camp
- Moishe House
- NJY Overnight Jewish Camps
- Pathways to Engagement
- PJ Library
- Project Keshet
- RAJM Teenage Engagement Initiative (St. Paul, Minnesota)
- Ru-Ju-LA - Russian Jewish Young Adult and Young Family Network in LA
- Russian Jewish Leadership Forum
- Russian Jewish Young Adult Engagement Initiative in the San Francisco Bay Area
- Russian-Jewish Community Outreach Initiative by The Foundation for Jewish Camp
- Russian-Speaking Jewish Community Engagement Project in Toronto
- Shalom Education Center
- UMCA Rich Tree Academy
- Blognik Beat
- Chagall and the Artists of the Russian Jewish Theater Exhibit at the Jewish Museum
- Ezra USA
- JAFI LA Russian Young Adult Engagement Program
- JChoice.org - Tzedakah: The Next Generation
- JIAS Decade-Plus Immigrants: Leadership Bridging Cultures
- Klein JCC
- Lives of the Great Patriotic War: The Untold Stories of Jewish Soldiers in the Soviet Red Army During WWII
- Our Tales for Our Children
- Outreach to Russian-speaking Children Attending JCCA Camps in the United States
- Project Gesher