Ready to go…with your help, of course!

20 11 2010

This blog will be used as a way for people to learn about all of the Former Soviet Union Pesach Project participants and our progress!!

To learn about our participants, please see Meet the Participants.  To learn about the project, see below or see About FSU! To learn about the communities that we will be spending Pesach with, please see Where Are We Going? However, the most important page, since we cannot go without YOUR help, is the Donate Now! page.

We hope you enjoy this blog!

This Pesach (Passover), Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), in partnership with the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ), will be sending 16 students to facilitate educational programming and prayer experiences in progressive communities in the Former Soviet Union (FSU). The FSU Pesach Project is made possible by the financial support of family, friends and the greater progressive Jewish community around the world. This tremendous opportunity strengthens the connections between HUC-JIR and Worldwide Progressive Judaism, enriches progressive communities in the FSU, and provides participants with the once-in-a-lifetime experience of sharing Pesach with the unique Jewish communities in the FSU.

In order for us 16 students to be able to participate in this amazing opportunity, we need your help!!!! Please donate money to our team or to a specific participant check out our Donate Now! page which gives you all the instructions on how to do so.
Our participants:

Laura Breznick

Ryan Daniels

Rayna Dushman

Miriam Farber

Andi Feldman

Sarah Fishman

Daniel Fliegel

Mike Harvey

Rachael Jacob

Ricky Kamil

Dave Malecki

Jaclyn McCabe

Steven Morris

Liz Piper-Goldberg

Yael Rooks-Rapport

Marina Tecktiel

Not Pictured: Andi Feldman


Fundraiser at Spaghettis

7 02 2011

We will be having a fundraiser at Spaghettis in Mamilla Mall in Jerusalem, Israel on February 27th at 17:00 until close.  Please come and join us!! You can check out and RSVP to the facebook event as well!

Come to dinner at Spaghettis in Mamilla Mall!!!!! The Spaghettis is an Italian dairy kosher restaurant that has generously agreed to giving FSU 15% of the proceeds made on the 27th (when the project name is mentioned)!!!

We recommend calling to reserve a table prior to the event by calling 02-5003636.

The Spaghettis is located in Mamilla Mall at the inside location above Gap on the 3rd floor.

There will be a special menu that has an FSU flair and drink specials.  Menu to come out soon!

Please note that this is NOT Spaghettim but Spaghettis! They are two different restaurants in two different locations!!

If you are interested in learning more about the FSU Pesach Project in general, please see our website at!

A Message from David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President

20 11 2010