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YOUR PASSPORT TO A RUSSIAN-JEWISH WORLD OF CULTURE AND LEARNING: GET INSPIRED!

A truly unique event, organized and run entirely by volunteers, Limmud FSU has revolutionized pluralistic Jewish engagement of Russian-speaking Jews by involving them in an array of interactive workshops, intellectually-stimulating discussions, a festive Shabbat celebration, controversial debates, film screenings, artistic performances, music, dancing and much more.

  • Choose from 70+ interactive sessions on Israel and global politics, philosophy, art, Jewish traditions, literature and business
  • Participate in workshops, jam sessions, controversial debates and a spiritual Shabbat celebration
  • Meet prominent journalists, politicians, inspirational speakers and make new connections
  • Enjoy great entertainment by talented musicians and actors, artists and writers.
  • Unique children’s and family programming
  • Languages heard throughout the Festival will include English, Russian and a sprinkle of Hebrew.
  • The energy and inspiration of more than 50 volunteers, organizing an incredible program for Limmud FSU Innovation 2014 is contagious!
  • Join us on March 28 – 30th, 2014 and experience the magic of Limmud FSU!
  • REGISTER TODAY!
  • If you have any questions please contact info@limmudfsuus.org
  • THIS YEAR’S SPEAKERS BELOW:
 
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Iryna Rosenfeld

Winning numerous competitions, Irina starred in television productions and has been nominated for countless awards. In 2013, she released her second album "Зроблена в Україні" (Zroblena v Ukraini) - Made in Ukraine. It is an album of Jewish songs in Hebrew, ...
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Evgeny Korchnoy

Evgeny received a M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from the Lvov Polytechnic Institute, and his Ph.D. in technology education from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He is a director of the Leumi Robotics Center for fostering robotics education at Technion's ...
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Yechiel

Yechiel Eckstein

The founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Rabbi Eckstein bring his experience as a noted author and spiritual leader to his new position as Limmud FSU's chairman, Global Public Council.  Author of  seven books, Rabbi Eckstein is ...
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Golem

Golem is a New York City-based klezmer band that performs in Yiddish, English, and Slavic languages. Golem was founded in 2000 by bandleader Annette Ezekiel Kogan. The band describes itself as an "Eastern European folk-punk ...
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Evgenia Weichsel (Piletski)

With an impressive background, as a journalist, Evgenia Weichsel (Piletski) has been published in the National Geographic and Vechernya Moskva, and as a columnist in “Echo of Moscow.  Evgenia participated in expeditions to remote places: South Ethiopia, Omo Valley; Highlands ...
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Lihi Lapid

With her finger on the pulse of contemporary women’s issues, Lihi Lapid has been writing a weekly column in Yediot Ahronot's weekend edition for the past ten years. She has written three bestselling novels:Secrets from Within, Woman of Valor, and I Can’t Always Be Wonderful, ...
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Yuri Astrakhan

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia and emigrating to US in 1992, Yuri has work for several technology companies, including Microsoft and noted financial organizations. In his free time, he volunteers with the development of Wikipedia software. Currently, Yuri works at the Wikimedia ...
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Eli Itin

Eli Itin graduated with degrees in law and in business management from UNSW, Sydney, Australia. Eli helps international business clients define and solve business challenges and advises on the implementation of a company-wide innovation culture. He lectures on innovation at ...
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Matthew Bronfman

Matthew Bronfman serves as Chairman and CEO of BHB Holdings, an investment company with numerous interests. He is one of the controlling shareholders of Sufersal Israel’s largest supermarket chain and controls the IKEA franchise in Israel. In addition to Limmud FSU, ...
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Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch

Multitalented, Dmitri is clarinetist, pianist, composer, singer, translator, poet, and founder of Litvakus andMinsker Kapelye bands.  He teaches Yiddish language and culture at The New School and has performed and recorded with Michael Alpert, Paul Brody, Hankus Netsky, Frank ...
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Michael Zilbershlag

Co-founder and CEO of Leviticus Cardio, Michael is the former CEO and founder of Genesis-OS, a developer of advanced DRM solutions for embedded systems. Michael held various R&D positions at ECI Telecom (NASDAQ: ECIL), Orckit Communications (NASDAQ: ORCT), Sandlinks Inc. and ...
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Lara Vapnyar

An acclaimed author of the novel Memoirs of a Muse and two collections of short stories, Lara also published There are Jews in My House and Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love. She came to the US from Russia in 1994 and started writing fiction in English in 2002. Lara a ...
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Rare Photo Exhibition on Peres and Begin Displayed in New York

Jewish Philanthropy
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An emotional encounter with Elie Wiesel

Elie never forgets his origins nor his desire to preserve the rich Jewish culture he knew as a childThe Jerusalem Post 
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Reaching Russian Speakers, Where They Are

They express their Jewish identity more through culture than religion. The Jewish Week.
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Sheraton Hotel

Limmud FSU Innovation will be held in Sheraton Hotel!  Check out this awesome venue!!