GTA Russian Jews participate in Limmud FSU
May 20, 2012 | Jewish Tribune
NEW YORK – Ten members of the GTA's Russian Jewish community were among 650 participants at the first North American Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union) Conference held last week.
The conference, Bridging the Disconnect, ran from May 11 to May 13 at Princeton University. It was organized entirely by volunteers and featured guest speakers, workshops, entertainment and a special Shabbat celebration. Topics of discussion included Jewish philanthropy, the Arab spring and Israel’s future, Russian immigrant media in the US and the legacy of Albert Einstein.
“Limmud FSU has revolutionized pluralistic Jewish engagement of Russian-speaking Jews and is making a great impact in strengthening Jewish identity through a unique educational experience of Jewish history and culture,” said Sandra Cohn, co-founder, Limmud FSU.