"“I am involved but I don’t make the decisions – that is in the hands of the volunteers. My involvement is for the soul. The volunteers work simply out of an ideology; they feel a need to have an impact on people"
Today, young Russian-Israelis from diverse backgrounds come together to Limmud FSU annual events to learn from one another, to develop a shared future, to heightened their sense of identity, and to make friends, sing, dance, and discuss important Jewish concerns together. Becoming an integral part of the Jewish homeland with understanding and passion, these young new Israelis feel it’s important to deepen their knowledge and history of the Jewish people.
Since 2008 the conferences in Israel took place in various locations across the country including the Holy City of Jerusalem, Eilat, Ashkelon, Beersheba, Nazareth Illit, and Kibbutz Ginosar on the shores of the Kinneret. They have inspired young Russian-Israelis with unique experiences and programming focused on their role and interests in the global Jewish world. In December 2017 the project in Israel celebrated its 10th anniversary, with more than 2,000 participants in the city of Eilat. In 2018 the annual festival came back to Jerusalem.