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Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Russian Division
With thanks to our volunteers:
Averbakh L. Auerbach L. Baksanskaya A. Beygelman A. Brekhner M. Davidson N. Dorkhman N.& N. Dorkhman I. Dorkhman L. Fesenko L. Gavrilov’s family Gerts A. Goldfarb G. Golden K. Goldman L. Grinberg L. Khazan E. Kleynerman Y. Liner L. Mekhnevich S. Natanzon I. Patin L. Pechersky Y. Pobedinsky S. Rosenfeld M.& L. Rosenblum R. Shalamoff Y. Shulkleper V. Shmukler I. Slepakov E.& C. Shrayfer I. Tsiklauri G. Tarasula A. Vaishenboim I. Vinokurova Y. Visotskiy A. Yakovlev L. Yasenik A. Yuchnevich I. Zarkh M. And many others!
We would like to introduce you to the Russian Division of Bnai Zion, revived in March 2006.
Bnai-Zion was founded over 100 years ago in the midst of mass Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe and has Russian roots, among others, and many current members of the organization have Russian roots as well.
Perhaps less well known is that as a result of the last wave of mass emigration from the former USSR, New York today is home to nearly 350,000 Russian-speaking Jews. Most of them, especially the older generation, have a great interest in the prosperity and security of Israel, and many of them are sympathetic to the mission of Bnai Zion and its humanitarian projects in Israel.
From this perspective, the rebirth of the Russian Division became a rather urgent and important action for the leadership of Bnai Zion. Congratulating the activists, donors and volunteers of the Russian Division on this fifth anniversary, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for their devotion to Israel and the mission of Bnai Zion, and for their generous donations, and time and effort they put into their volunteer work.
We wish all of them - and their families - wellbeing, good health and new achievements in this noble work.
Boris Kiderman Oleg Liner
Vice President, Bnai Zion President, Russian Division
translated from Russian to English by R. Sirota
For more information about the Russian Division, please contact:
212 725 1211, ext. 260
The following articles are in Russian:
Click here for an article in the Russian language May 2011
About Russian Division
American Philanthropy_Jewish version
Bnai_Zion_Russian_Renaissance (in English)
Kiderman - Israel Bnai Zion and Russian New York 2010
Oleg Liner interview 2011
Click here for an article in Russian about a Bnai Zion event
Click here for excellent coverage of the annual Israel Celebration
Russian Division Celebration at the Bnai Zion House in the Russian Bazaar article May 2009
Special campaign for the Bnai Zion Russian Division
Russian Division Board Members
Liner O. – president
Patin M. – vice-president
Levina L. - vice-president
Russian Division Donors
Libkhen I. & V.
Orlov U. & E.
Liner O. & L.
Dorkhman N. & N.
Komisarchuk A. & L.
Abramov B. & M.
Gerts A. & N.
Smuglin K. & M.
Dozens of Bnai Zion Russian Division supporters
Friends who regularly attended our events or bought a booklet of lottery tickets
Sincere thanks to all of you!