The Documentary Trilogy
‘Russian Jews’
is available online starting April 23, 2018
WATCH HERE

Who we are

Genesis Philanthropy Group’s mission is to develop and enhance a sense of Jewish identity among Russian-speaking Jews worldwide.

We are committed to supporting and launching projects, programming, and institutions that are focused on ensuring that Jewish culture, heritage, and values are preserved in Russians-speaking Jewish communities across the globe. We believe that informed and engaged Russian-speaking Jews will contribute to the cultural enrichment of their communities, strengthen the Jewish community and support the betterment of humanity.

What we do

Genesis Philanthropy Group is a global proactive grant-making institution, seeking to work with entities that share our mission and that can meaningfully and effectively engage Russian-speaking Jews.

Among our flagship grantees:

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PJ Library

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Moishe House

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Taglit Birthright Israel

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HILLEL INTERNATIONAL

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FOUNDATION FOR JEWISH CAMPS

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YAD VASHEM

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FIDF

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SEFER

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CENTRAL COUNCIL OF JEWS IN GERMANY

GPG in the UK

In 2017 GPG announced the launch of its grantmaking in the United Kingdom. Our focus in the UK is on helping our partners provide meaningful and innovative opportunities for Jewish engagement to children, young families and young adults living in the UK, regardless of where they were born. It is our hope that leveraging our expertise in working with under-engaged populations will be vital in helping UK Jewish community grow stronger and expand its activities.

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GPG in UK

Leadership

Our philanthropy is inspired by the Jewish values and traditions that have sustained the Jewish people and advanced human civilization for millennia. As we move further into the 21st century, we envision a pluralistic Jewish identity – a source of exciting possibilities for a diverse Jewry and for continuing the task of perfecting the world.

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Mikhail Fridman Mikhail Fridman
Co-founder and Board Member

German Khan German Khan
Co-founder and Board Member

Petr Aven Petr Aven
Co-founder and Board Member

Alex Knaster Alex Knaster
Co-founder and Board Member

Gennady Gazin Gennady Gazin
Chairman of the Board

Ilia Salita Ilia Salita
President and CEO

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DOCUMENTARY TRILOGY
Russian Jews

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A fascinating epic, RUSSIAN JEWS follows their rich and complex history from 11th century through the collapse of the Soviet Union. Created and narrated by acclaimed journalist Leonid Parfenov, the trilogy highlights Jewish contributions to Russian and Soviet societies. The stories which Leonid Parfenov so masterfully depicts in the trilogy deserve a stage to be retold. Why was the phenomenon of Russian Jewry so significant for Soviet life, but, just as significant for the anti-Soviet movement? Why does it continue to impact the post-Soviet reality in the countries of the former Soviet Union as well as beyond their borders? These and other important questions emerge from the trilogy to help engage its audience in this ever-important intellectual discourse.

FILM 1 - BEFORE THE REVOLUTION

FILM 1 BEFORE THE REVOLUTION

FILM 2 - 1918 - 1948

FILM 2 1918 - 1948

FILM 3 - AFTER 1948

FILM 3 AFTER 1948