Limmud FSU Commemoration Project

In the framework of Limmud FSU annual events worldwide during the years, we also held dozens of special projects - commemoration of significant figures in the history of the Jewish people.
Many of them were born, or had roots in the Former Soviet Union countries.

Abba Ahimeir

Russian-born Jewish journalist, historian and political activist.
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Shai Agnon

Ukrainian-born Nobel Prize laureate writer, central figure of Hebrew fiction.

Nathan Alterman

Israeli poet, playwright, journalist. Born in Poland.

Sasha Argov

Russian-born prominent composer. Central figure in Israeli song development.

Menachem Begin

The sixth Prime Minister of Israel, founder of Likud. Born in Belarus.

David
Ben-Gurion

State of Israel founder and the first Prime Minister. Born in Poland.

Hayim
Nahman Bialik

One of the pioneers of modern Hebrew poetry. Born in the Russian Empire.

Edgar Bronfman

Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist. Roots in Moldova.

Marc Chagall

Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin, an early modernist,

Bob Dylan

American singer-songwriter, author, poet, and visual artist. Roots in Ukraine.

Albert Einstein

Nobel Prize laureate theoretical German-born physicist.

Uri Zvi Greenberg

Ukrainian-born Israeli poet, journalist, political activist.

Nachum Gutman

Israeli painter, sculptor, and author. Was born in Moldova.

Menachem Hacohen

Israeli rabbi, writer, thinker and former politician.

Ze'ev Jabotinsky

Ukrainian-born Revisionist Zionist leader, author, poet, orator and soldier.

Berl Katsnelson

Intellectual founder of Labor Zionism. Born in Belarus.

Amos Oz

Israeli writer, novelist, journalist, and intellectual. Roots in Ukraine.

Shimon Peres

Ninth President of Israel and the Prime Minister of Israel. Born in Belarus.

Yitzhak Rabin

Israeli politician and general. The fifth Prime Minister of Israel. Roots in Ukraine.

Rachel

Russian-born poet. The first Jewish woman poet in Israel to receive recognition.

Yitzhak Shamir

Israeli politician and the seventh Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms. Born in Belarus.

Ariel Sharon

Israeli general and politician, served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel. Roots in Belarus.

Naomi Shemer

Leading Israeli musician and songwriter, Israel Prize laureate.

George Shultz

American economist, politician, former United States Secretary of State.

Abraham Sutzkever

Yiddish poet. First Israeli Prize Yiddish writer laureate. Born in Belarus.

Elie Wiesel

Romanian-born writer, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor.

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