Activities

30.04.2020 - Online

DELEGITIMATION AND DEMONIZATION OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL (PART 1)

Together with Pavel Bernstein, we launched a cycle of three lectures about the history and roots of antisemitism. For centuries antisemitism followed Jewish people where ever they lived. We started to study the history of this phenomenon from ancient times until the beginning of the 20th century.

Thank you for such detailed information. I was shocked by the role of the Church at some points, and I am also glad to learn that everything is changing slowly. The presentation was very persuasive. Now it's more clear how antisemitism was developing and have been used throughout history—looking forward to the next lectures. 

Artyom D.

29.04.2020 - Online

JEWISH BRAIN QUIZ DEDICATED TO INDEPENDENCE DAY

It was a super intellectual game! The questions kept us in suspense until the end! Almost 250 participants from 50 teams played the game, relaxed, celebrated, and forgot about quarantine!

28.04.2020 - Online

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE - THE STORY OF ONE ACTION

Venue: Tel Aviv. Date: May 14th, 1948. Time: 4PM.

This is the moment that changed the world and the Middle East. Zeev Volk shared the history of one action, the events that preceded it, and the people who carried it out. Everything about the proclamation of the Declaration of Independence of The State of Israel.

27.04.2020 - Online

THE HISTORY OF ISRAELI ARMY IN FACES AND SONGS

Vlad Telman is a well-known guide in Israel and a good friend of our organization. This online meeting was dedicated to Yom HaZikaron, and Vlad shared with us stories of brave men and woman, who believed in a dream to have their own country. They lived for it and died for it, but their stories remain alive in songs. Thanks to Vlad we remembered them and they continue live on in our hearts.

This was a very emotional and deep session given by Vlad Telman. The most touching moment for me was when he said that Israel does not have war veterans, only survivors. Those who survive our wars continue to live without any special honors, but are thankful for their country and for being alive.

Evgeny G.

24.04.2020 - Online

RUSSIAN – JEWISH HUMOR IN ISRAEL,THE ‘90’s THROUGH TODAY

This webinar was given by Gennady Verdel and several members of the well-known Russian comic club in Israel KVN. They took us on a virtual tour of the history of Israeli humor and its transformation through time and mentality, based on different periods of Aliyah. We discussed the first comedians in Israel, their influence on the political situation in USSR, and the development of modern Jewish humor and comedy clubs.

They shared the secrets of specific jokes that have always been successful among Israelis and gave us practical tips.

23.04.2020 - Online

WHAT AN INSPIRING PERSON!

Sasha Galitsky is a Russian and Israeli artist, writer, author specializing in socio-psychological rehabilitation of the elderly through creativity. We watched a documentary movie about the work of nurses and met the film director Inna Lesina who spoke to us about creating the movie. Sasha shared with the participants his experiences and advice how to work with older people and showed us his paintings of the elderly and his memories of them.

22.04.2020 - Online

THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY. WAR AND PEACE.

This was an excellent conversation with Alex Tabak about how the different roles of photography. Photographs can express the voice of photographer, act as weapons and mouthpieces, and interpret and transfer information.

20.04.2020 - Online

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY. FEATURES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN THE USSR

Dr. Aron Shneyer gave an in-depth lecture about the unique features of the Holocaust in the USSR. There were so many differences from the situation in Europe. There were no concentration camps, but more than two million Soviet Jews were killed. There was also much partisan collaboration and resistance.

19.04.2020 - Online

INNA GORSHTEIN – ON PETR GINZ AND JEWISH ART FROM HIDDEN PLACES DEDICATED TO YOM HASHOAH

Inna Gorshtein took us on a virtual, historical tour of Petr Ginz’s family and his childhood in Prague in the late 1930s, and his life and fate in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. We spoke about why his work differs from other camp artists, and the newspaper that he published with other prisoners. Inna also showed us photos from Petr's and his sister Jevea’s diaries, who dedicated her life after World War II to researching and sharing Petr Ginz’s story. Today Javea is over 90 years old, lives in Israel and continues to draw and exhibit in Israel and the Czech Republic.

It was very moving for me to get acquainted with the life of artist Petr Ginz on the eve of Yom HaShoa. Many thanks for the professionalism of the lecturer and the Russian translations of the poems and diaries, which helped us immerse ourselves in his world and better understand the artist's work. This left me with hope that the work of Petr Ginz will be preserved in history. 

Anna G.

18.04.2020 - Online

ISRAELI WINES AND WINERIES

Olga Tuzmukhamedova is a marketing specialist in the wine industry for over 10 years. She shared her knowledge about modern kosher winemaking, and grape varieties in Israel, including ancient varieties which grow only in our country. At the end of the meeting, Olga shared her tips where to taste good quality, prize-winning Israeli wine and what gifts of wine to share with friends abroad.

A fascinating and detailed lecture! I always thought that the wine is kosher only if the winemaker is Jewish, but I understand now that it is a very different story. Thanks a lot to Olga and we plan to start a diary of Israeli wine tasting! 

Angela M.