JOIN US FOR A HINENI COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
“RUSSIAN JEWRY: RECLAIMING RUSSIAN JEWS THROUGH EDUCATION”
with Mikhail (Misha) Libkin of World ORT
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location will be provided upon registration
Free | Kosher lunch provided
Seating is limited | Registration required
RSVP by February 12 to Simone Singh at 860.727.6101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for a small group discussion exploring the impact you create by saying “HINENI! Here I am!” with a gift to Federation’s Annual Campaign. We’ll hear about the current state of the Jewish community in Russia from one of its rising young leaders and learn how World ORT is strengthening Russian Jewish identity through education and vocational training with Jewish values.
About Our Guest Speaker
Mikhail (Misha) Libkin is National Director of ORT Russia and a key leader of the Jewish community in the Former Soviet Union. Misha has deep roots in the World ORT educational system: He is a 2000 graduate of ORT High School in Moscow and has worked for ORT in the FSU since graduating from university. He also co-chairs Limmud Moscow, the largest Limmud program outside of the United Kingdom; he has led Russian Jewish young adults on missions to Holocaust sites and on numerous Birthright Israel trips; and he has participated in leadership programs such ROI Community: A Schusterman Initiative and JDC’s Knafaim Program.