Limmud FSU has refused to give in to the challenges of bringing people together to discuss key issues.
The international Jewish education organization for Russian speakers around the globe, is hosting a series of conversations around major ongoing challenges which are reaching out to an international audience.
The first saw Rabbi Meir Lau in discussion with Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, focusing on their personal holocaust survival experiences and contemporary anti-Semitism.
In the second, Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar called on the Russian government to put pressure on Iran to repair the recent damage to the tombs of Esther and Mordecai.
On May 25 Limmud FSU’s International Steering Group Chair, Matthew Bronfman interviewed Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, who has spent four decades working on aspects of Holocaust restitution and compensation as part of successive US administrations. He took the opportunity to call on European Union countries to play a more active role in advancing Holocaust compensation and commemoration.
On May 31, Chemi Peres, co-founder and managing general partner of Pitango Venture Capital, Israel’s largest venture capital fund, and chair of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, reminded a worldwide Zoom audience that Israel has been a start-up nation from the moment of its very conception and is still very much open for business. He was interviewed by Limmud FSU president, Aaron G. Frenkel.
A final event on June 3 featured Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations focussing on the state of the Jewish people in the post-COVID-19 era.
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