Canada has been one of the most active centres of Soviet/Russian-Jewish immigration over the past four decades. Today, among young Russian-speaking Jewish adults in Canada, there is a growing interest and involvement with Jewish life, increasing activism, voluntary work for community causes, and an expression of their Jewish identity. Curiosity, social reasons, and a desire to reconnect with their roots appear to be driving this aspiration to become more involved in Jewish communal life.
Limmud FSU Canada follows the Mission of the global Limmud FSU movement and seeks to:
- – Reconnect young adults of the Russian – Jewish background aged 25– 45, to our cultural, intellectual and spiritual heritage and to infuse them with the enthusiasm and passion about the culture and values of Judaism.
- – Engage young Russian – Jewish adults in a broad range of topics in an open, pluralistic, and dynamic learning environment.
- – Empower young adults to get involved and be active in Jewish communities across Canada and develop Jewish communal leaders.
- – Strengthen the Russian-Jewish identity and ensure the passage of our heritage to the next generation.
At Limmud FSU Canada we believe that our Mission can, and should, be accomplished through cooperation and partnership with various community organizations working towards similar goals. Limmud FSU Canada annual conferences serve as a platform for any community organization that upholds Jewish values to engage young adults of Russian-Jewish background. Together we will be instrumental in promoting Jewish education, developing committed leaders and volunteers, fostering stronger connections between individuals and building diverse and vibrant Jewish communities across Canada.