Creating Meaningful Jewish Experiences

Engaging Russian-Speaking Jews

In partnership with Genesis Philanthropy Group, we provide grants to organizations across North America for programming geared towards engaging Russian-speaking Jews (RSJs) in rich and meaningful Jewish experiences, as well as strengthening RSJ communities.  

This work includes support for a robust RSJ Educators & Engagers Network. The Network strives to empower professionals and lay leaders, Jewish educators and community engagers who are passionate about creating a vibrant programmatic offering for the RSJ community, which makes up 10 to 15% of American Jews.

For more information, please contact Olga Markus.


Our Grantees


Shalom Education Center
Serving the Greater Washington, D.C. area

Jookender Community Initiatives 
Serving the Greater Boston area

Solnechnyi Krug at the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood
Serving Northern Manhattan in New York City


Bringing Russian Jewish Experiences to Long Island (BRIJE) at the Mid-Island Y JCC
Serving Nassau and Western Suffolk Counties of Long Island, NY

Russian American Jews of Minnesota (RAJMN) at the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul
Serving the Twin Cities area, MN

Russian-Speaking Jewish Programs at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley
Serving Silicon Valley, CA

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See the stories of the people we help through our work engaging Russian-speaking Jews across North America.





Russian-Speaking Jews

Russian-speaking Jews live in the United States

U.S. Jewish Community

Of the U.S. Jewish community is Russian-speaking Jews