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Highlights of past events include meeting fascinating Russian Jewish author Lara Vapnyar, world champion boxer and rabbinical student Yuri Foreman, and professionals from the Russian Jewish world organizations as well as academic experts.
FEATURED PAST EVENT
PAINTING THE FACE OF RUSSIAN JEWRY:
The Art and Journey of Marc Klionsky
Held Monday, April 2
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Event
Zinner Forum (Atrium), Heller
Free and Open to the public
This engaging conversation covered the unique aspects of the Russian speaking Jewish community and its philanthropic practice in North America and globally. Prominent panelists discussed lay leadership engagement, funding priorities, motivations and best practices. The program offered a glimpse at how this emerging community is bringing about change in the Jewish philanthropic world.
Ilia Salita, Executive Director, Genesis Philanthropy Group, North America
Gene Rachmansky, Executive Committee UJA Federation of New York, Attorney and Financier
Leonard Petlakh, Executive Director, Kings Bay YM-YWHA
David A. Mersky, Director of Education and Professional Development. F1sher-Bernstein Institute for Jewish Philanthropy
Sponsored by the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry.
Cosponsored by the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program and the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy.