Limmud FSU, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews form partnership

(JTA) — Limmud FSU and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews will partner to expand Limmud FSU activities.

The announcement of the partnership came Saturday night during the Limmud FSU conference in Parsippany, N.J.

Limmud FSU (for former Soviet Union) helps Russian-speaking Jews engage with the Jewish community.

Under the three-year agreement, Limmud FSU will hold eight conferences this year, up from six in 2013. The group also will expand to Australia, the West Coast of the United States and Toronto. The fellowship will fund the new activities.

Also under the agreement, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, president of the fellowship, will join Limmud FSU’s as dean and member of the executive committee.

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