The Sapir Center, ‘PANIM – Israeli Judaism network’, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, and the Genesis Federation, jointly led a conference discussing the possible and necessary liaisons between Israeli-Judaism organizations and Russian speakers in Israel.
jointly led a conference discussing the possible and necessary liaisons between Israeli-Judaism organizations and Russian speakers in Israel. and Russian speaking activists and organizations.
One of the items on the conference agenda was the presentation of a survey conducted by Prof. Zeev Chanin among Russian speakers in Israel that revealed that most of them view themselves as Israelis and Jews and believe that the large-scale wave of immigration to Israel from the former Soviet Union made a significant contribution to Israeli society.
Also presented were the results of a mapping process conducted by the Sapir Center and which showed that Israeli Judaism organizations tend, for various reasons, to make only limited approaches to the Russian speaking target audience in programs of Jewish Israeli culture.
The goal of the conference was to encourage the ‘PANIM’ organizations and the organizations of Russian speakers in Israel to create specially designated programs aimed at strengthening the connection and dialogue between the two worlds, and to expand the common center of Israeli society around Jewish-Israeli culture.