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eJewish Philanthropy article - The Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry Offers Newly Illustrated Bilingual Haggadah for Children from Russian-Speaking Jewish Families



Avraham Eli Tukachinsky '11


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Eli was born in Haifa, Israel. His parents emigrated to Israel from Moscow, Russia and then from Israel to Ohio before eventually settling in Massachusetts. He graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, MA. Eli is a biology and fine arts major. He also teaches swimming at Worcester's Jewish Community Center. Eli plays the violin in a Waltham-based chamber orchestra as well as in Worcester's Beth Israel Synagogue klezmer group.

Eli's 2010-11 Community Outreach Project consists of working in a team with BGI fellows (Julia Rabkin '11, Lena Vaynberg '13, Karina Gaft '14, Dina Kapengut '14, and Eleazar Jacobs '13) collecting oral histories from some of the oldest members of the Russian-Jewish community in the United States. Working in groups of two, the Fellows will form relationships with elderly residents of Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. The recorded interviews, which will focus on Soviet life, the immigration process, and life as an immigrant in the United States, will be compiled and shared with the general public. In addition, the Fellows will be organizing social activities for the residents.

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Passover Haggadah


We are proud to present a unique Passover Haggadah, uniquely designed for children from Russian speaking families. We hope that this Haggadah will help make each family Seder a memorable and learning experience.

Click here to download the full version or email us at bgi@brandeis.edu and we will send you a free copy.

Chag Pesach Sameach!