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New Initiative to Strengthen Jewish Identity for Young FSU Jews Launched in Israel

EJewish Philanthropy, October 29, 2013

The Genesis Philanthropy Group, Masa Israel Journey, and Israeli Roots Odyssey (known as Masa Yisraeli in Hebrew) have  launched a new initiative to strengthen the Jewish identity of young Jews from the former Soviet Union and to deepen their connections to Israel. 

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The initiative is based on the Israeli Roots Odyssey model that includes a weeklong journey dedicated to familiarizing participants with Israel and its society, in the course of which participants will explore their Jewish identity in an educational and experiential manner and will also discover their personal connections to the Jewish people, to the Land of Israel, and to Jewish heritage.  The program’s pilot was launched on October 22nd and involves 220 young people from throughout the former Soviet Union. 

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