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Grants in the Former Soviet Union

The Eighth International Conference on Jews in the Changing World

The Eighth International Conference on Jews in the Changing World

In 2011, Genesis Philanthropy Group awarded a grant to the Riga Jewish community to organize the 8th international conference on Jews in the Changing World, dedicated to the 450th anniversary of the Jewish community in Latvia and the 70th anniversary of the start of the Holocaust.

The conference attracted 250 people who had an opportunity to hear about new research, participate in memorial services for victims of the Holocaust, tour Jewish sites in Latvia, and attend book presentations. The conference took place from June 30 to July 4, 2011.

In addition to support from the Genesis Philanthropy Group, the conference was financed by the Council of the Jewish Communities of Latvia and the JewishGen Special Interest Group Latvia.

Goals and Objectives

  • Support research on the history of the Jewish community of Latvia.
  • Give a wide audience an opportunity to learn about the history, culture and traditions of Latvian Jews.
  • Stimulate youth interest in the preservation and development of Jewish cultural heritage and the study of Jewish history, including the tragic events of the Holocaust.

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