Russian youth get Jewish identity boost at Project Rimon

09.08.2011                      09.Aw-Elul, 5771                      Tischa BeAw

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Russian youth get Jewish identity boost at Project Rimon

The brainchild of Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky, 240 Russian-speakers aged 13 to 17 participate in two-week international summer camp.

Scores of Russian-speaking youth from Israel, North America and the former Soviet Union have gathered in Israel for a two-week international summer camp organized by the Jewish Agency and the Genesis Foundation, a philanthropic organization for Russian- speaking Jewry.
The brainchild of Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky, 240 Russian-speakers aged 13 to 17 are participating in this year’s Project Rimon summer camps, coming from as far afield as Lithuania, the US, Canada, Bulgaria and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, including Russia itself….