Ira Zdanovich
Limmud FSU Europe project manager

"For me, Limmud is not just an educational project, it is a place and time of uniting a huge colourful Jewish mosaic within one festival. Pluralism, volunteering and self-education are not just the principles of Limmud FSU, but the creed that has led me in recent years. Being a part of this huge and heterogenic family is a great privilege, and being a project manager is a great honour."

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Limmud FSU Europe

The first "nomadic" conference

Europe is the final frontier for us - more than a quarter of a million Russian-speaking Jews reside currently in Europe.

The vast majority (approximately 200k) of the Russian-speaking Jews is concentrated in Germany and the Baltic states, but there is also a Russian-Jewish presence in Britain, France, Italy, Austria, Hungary, the Benelux countries, the Czech Republic and Scandinavia. Limmud FSU Europe is the first extra-territorial Limmud in the history of the organization. It took place in February 2017 in United Kingdom, with more than 650 participants from 16 European countries, as well as Israel and the countries of the Former Soviet Union.

 While the initial conference took place in London, the informal capital of the continent, in the future conferences can be hosted by any of the Russian-Jewish communities of Europe. The team has ambassadors in numerous European countries including Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden among many others.