Project Judaica to Sponsor Israeli Film Festival

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950

April 20, 2010, Moscow, Russia

posterProject Judaica, the groundbreaking joint program established in 1991 between The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in the United States and the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) in Moscow, is sponsoring an Israeli Film Festival at RSUH, 15 Chayanova Street, Moscow. The event runs from April 20–22 in celebration of Yom Ha’atzma’ut.

The program will include a roundtable discussion on contemporary Israeli culture with special guest filmmakers and actors from Israel. The event aims to give Russian students a window onto Israeli society.

The principal goals of Project Judaica are to train a generation of indigenous Russian scholars of Judaica, to reestablish Jewish studies as a legitimate area of university study in the Former Soviet Union (FSU), to foster the revival of Jewish life, and to discover and describe all Jewish-related materials held in the archives of the FSU.

For more information on this program, please call the Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies of RSUH at (495) 250-6470.

For more information about Project Judaica, please contact Ms. Sonya Kopelyan, in Russia, at (7-495) 628-5292 or Dr. David E. Fishman, in the United States, at or (212) 678-8001.