2016-01-20 / World News

Genesis grants Hillel $1-million for outreach

The Genesis Philanthropy Group has granted Hillel International $1-million to help the student organization reach out to Russian-speaking Jewish college students in North America, the former Soviet Union, Germany and Israel.

The grant will allow Hillel to offer expanded programming for the Russianspeaking Jewish college student population and to increase accessibility for students on campuses and in communities around the world, a statement from the two organizations said.

“All university-aged members of the Jewish community, no matter where they live, should be able to be a part of the global movement Hillel has created, a goal this partnership will facilitate,” said Ilia Salita, CEO of the Genesis Philanthropy Group. “An overwhelming majority of young Russian-speaking Jews attend institutions of higher academic learning. Involving them Jewishly during this formative time in their lives is integral to establishing early and enduring engagement for what amounts to onefifth of the global Jewish student population.” (JTA)

Return to top