Young leaders gather for FSU education
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Young leaders gather for FSU education

Thirty young Jewish leaders from cities across the former Soviet Union gathered in Odessa for a meeting of Limmud FSU. Limmud FSU is organizing a Jewish educational marathon for October in
According to Chaim Chesler, founder and chairman of Limmud FSU, the event should attract about 1,000 people. With more than 200 educational
sessions and workshops scheduled, it is expected to be the largest event of its kind in
post-communist Russia.
The weekend meeting was preceded by a smaller
seminar held last month near Moscow. The April 13-15 seminar brought together
about 150 Russian Jews aged 15-60.
The Russian Limmud, modeled after its British namesake, is billed by organizers as a vehicle to attract unaffiliated Jews with lectures and workshops. Topics range from Russian Jewish history and Jewish religious thought to
Jewish arts and cuisine.