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Grants in the Former Soviet Union

Twentieth Anniversary of the Return of Hebrew Books to Russia

Twentieth Anniversary of the Return of Hebrew Books to Russia

In 2010, Genesis Philanthropy Group awarded a grant for a joint project of the M. Rudomino Russian State Library of Foreign Literature and Gesharim Publishing House (Bridges of Culture) to organize an exhibition of Russian language editions of Hebrew books published in the last 20 years. Events included presentations of new publications, roundtable discussion, and lectures by leading scholars from Russia (from the Russian State University for Humanities and the Department of Jewish Studies at Moscow State University's Institute of Asian and African Studies) and other countries. The exhibition was on view through March and April 2010.

In addition to the Genesis Philanthropy Group grant, the project was supported by the Russian Jewish Congress, the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress and Russian Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Goals and Objectives

  • Commemorate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Hebrew books in the Russian language.
  • Explore new avenues for publishing activity.
  • Establish a foundation for further propagation of Jewish culture.

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