Limmud FSU Festival Began in Belarus today

Vitebsk, Belarus, Sept. 12 – Over 600 young Jews, mostly professionals 20-40 years old, have come together in Vitebsk for Limmud FSU Belarus, a festival of Jewish learning, taking place Sept. 12-14. There are currently about 70,000 Jews living in Belarus.
Limmud FSU Belarus is being held in the hometown of renowned Jewish artist Marc Chagall, at the Vitebsk National Museum of Fine Arts. The cultural and educational festival features a packed program of lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, music and a wide range of cultural events, including the opening of an exhibition by artist Alexander Okun.
Attached, please find photos of participants at Limmud FSU Belarus. Photo credit to Yossi Aloni.

Photos are of participants in front of the Vitebsk National Museum of Fine Arts.


About Limmud FSU:

Limmud FSU is a nonprofit founded eight years ago by Chaim Chesler, former treasurer of the Jewish Agency, and Sandra Cahn, philanthropist from New York, to serve young Russian-speaking Jews around the world. The organization operates in seven countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, USA, Canada and Israel. Some 250,000 participants have taken part in its conferences, projects and festivals. Key partners include the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, the Claims Conference, JDC, philanthropist Matthew Bronfman, Aaron Frankel, Diane Wohl, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, Jewish National Fund (KKL), the Jewish Agency and others. For additional information on the organization:

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