Russian-speaking Jews make up as much as 15% of the United States Jewish population. For many Russian-speaking Jews in US, Limmud FSU is the first time they come together to celebrate their Jewishness.
Celebrating a growing interest in Jewish learning and searching for their Jewish roots, Limmud FSU conferences in the Greater New York area begun in 2009 in the Hamptons.
Since then they are expanding exponentially, attracting hundreds of young Jewish adults of Russian backgrounds -10,000 conference guests and around 1,000 volunteers have taken part in Limmud FSU conferences in the US. Diverse programming, wide ranging lectures and entertainment offer a way to come together and to enjoy eclectic conversations, meaningful discussions, and heated debate between the participants.