JERUSALEM (JTA) – Some 1,000 Russian-speaking Israelis are expected to attend the Limmud conference in Jerusalem.
The three-day program in Jerusalem, set to begin Wednesday, will feature events, workshops, panels, interviews, lectures, cultural presentations, seminars and round-table discussions on an array of topics presented in Russian or Hebrew with Russian translation. Prominent Israeli academics, journalists, public figures and politicians will serve as presenters.
This year’s theme centers on 26 Nobel Prize winners born in the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and in Israel.
A Salute to Russian Immigrants in Israel will be held to mark 20 years since the mass immigration of the late 1980s and 1990s.
Among those scheduled to attend are Natan Sharansky, chair of the Jewish Agency; Matthew Bronfman, the American businessman and philanthropist who is among Limmud FSU’s principal supporters; and several Israeli government ministers.