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Grants in the Former Soviet Union

Maccabi Soccer Club for Children

Maccabi Soccer Club for Children

In 2008, with support from Genesis Philanthropy Group, the Maccabi Soccer Club (part of the Maccabi World Union) opened a special section for children in Moscow. The Genesis Philanthropy Group grant allowed children from Jewish and non-Jewish families to compete on a regular basis, take part in Jewish holiday celebrations, and study Jewish culture and history. Participation in athletic competitions and lessons on Jewish traditions give children not yet immersed in community life an opportunity to establish a connection with the Jewish world.

Goals and Objectives

  • Enhance the Jewish identity of children by involving them in athletic, educational, cultural and social events.
  • Offer educational programs, which introduce children to basic Jewish values and expose them to Jewish culture and history.
  • Develop a competitive children's soccer club that can participate in youth athletic competitions at various levels.

Current Grants

Past Grants