Among the questions discussed were the main identity issues among Russian speaking young people, whether the world of Israeli Judaism relates to this large and significant sector of the population, and whether it is relevant for this population.

The panel participants:

  • Chairperson: Lena Rosovsky – social entrepreneur and media personality
  • Prof. Zeev Chanin – Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration
  • Tamara Klingon – Actress and Comedian
  • Debby Golan – Co-Founder and President of the ‘Atid BaMidbar’ Non-Profit Association
  • Rabbi Gregory Kotler – Rabbi of Reform communities and educator

The panel was organized as part of a strategic process led by the Sapir Center to explore possibilities for cooperation and collaboration between the field of Israeli Judaism and Israel’s Russian speakers.