We invite everyone who wishes to contribute and develop Jewish community life and knowledge among young Russian-speaking Jews around the world, to take part in an international new project - Limmud FSU Community Labs.
We will help you to implement your initiatives in a range of promising new projects! Your first step is to submit your initiative here on this website starting
May 3, 2020, until August 2, 2020.

The project is planned for eight countries where Limmud FSU activities currently take place for Russian-speaking young adults: the Russian Federation (Moscow, St. Petersburg and the north-west of Russia, the Volga - Urals area in central Russia), Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova; as well as in Canada, Australia, USA (New York and the West Coast), Western and Central Europe. Initiatives can also be realized not only in the cities where Limmud FSU events have taken place, but also in any other city in these countries.

Please read in detail the regulations for submitting a tender.
For any additional help or guidance, please contact the project director, Gabi Farberov at:
gabi.farberov@limmudfsu.org
We will help you to implement your initiatives in a range of promising new projects! Your first step is to submit your initiative here on this website starting May 3, 2020.

The project is planned for eight countries where Limmud FSU activities currently take place for Russian-speaking young adults: the Russian Federation (Moscow, St. Petersburg and the north-west of Russia, the Volga - Urals area in central Russia), Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova; as well as in Canada, Australia, USA (New York and the West Coast), Western and Central Europe. Initiatives can also be realized not only in the cities where Limmud FSU events have taken place, but also in any other city in these countries.

Please read in detail the regulations for submitting a tender.
For any additional help or guidance, please contact the project director, Gabi Farberov at:
gabi.farberov@limmudfsu.org
TENDER 2020-2021
Regulations
TENDER 2020-2021
Regulations
About Electronic Application Form
Personal Details
  • First and family name
  • Residential address: county, state, city
  • Contact information : phone, fax, email
  • CV
  • Information about the group of initiators (if relevant)
Initiative
  • Description of initiative (7-10 sentences) If this is a repeat request for an initiative that is already being implemented in 2019-2020, please note this and describe the actual implementation and your plans.
  • Goals of the initiative (at least 2)
  • Central content / topics of the initiative
  • Main target audience (students, families, artists, ethnic community, etc.)
  • Estimated number of participants
  • Frequency of events /meetings (weekly, monthly, quarterly)
  • Preliminary schedule of the initiative including planning stages (monthly)
  • Cooperation with Jewish/Israeli organizations, communities, NGO's etc.
  • Estimated budget
  • Criteria for estimating success of the initiative
  • Experience in leading previous similar initiatives (if relevant)
  • Recommenders contact details
    Initiators
    Tender applications can be submitted by individuals or groups;
    Initiators must meet the following criteria:
    • Experience of at least a year in organizing events/projects in the field of Jewish education.
    • Previous participation in events held by Jewish organizations, communities, NGO's, youth movements, Limmud FSU, etc.
    • Computer and social networking skills
    • Higher education (including third and fourth year students)
    • Currently employed in a position with a regular income (full or part–time)
    If the initiative is being presented by a group of people, at least one person from the group must meet all the above criteria.

    It is preferable that the initiatives come from individuals or a group of people, rather than from an organization, although we welcome the cooperation of initiators associated with local Jewish or Israeli organizations.

    * Priority will be given to Limmud FSU volunteers.
    Initiatives
    The aim of the project is to attract as many young Russian-speaking people as possible, who do not currently participate regularly in Jewish activities, to its joint communal and educational activities and thus to develop their feeling of identity, both with the Jewish people and with the State of Israel. Such activities will include:

    Initiatives
    1. New projects especially designed for young Russian-speaking Jews (mostly in the 17-45 age cohort) who rarely participate in Jewish or Israeli events. It is possible to create a group of project for participants with different backgrounds.
    2. Adaptations of existing community projects for Russian-speaking audiences.
    3. Continuation or updating of a successful project that was not concluded or was terminated for various reasons.
    Support will not be given to existing projects that are already funded even if only partially.

    Possible Subjects
    • Community – networking, creating and developing community activists and leadership groups.
    • Jewish world - literature, poetry, theater, music, customs, traditions, rituals, history, philosophy, Jewish and Israeli texts, ethics, general culture, study of Diaspora and Jewish communities from both the local and global perspective
    • The State of Israel: history, politics, culture, archeology, economics, sociology, demography, etc.
    • The concept of Tikun Olam - imparting core Jewish values through activities on behalf of weaker or more deprived elements of society.
    Format
    Ongoing projects, with a certain frequency (once a week/once a month once a quarter, etc.) with a regular core participation at least 30 people in addition to other participants. Priority will be given to initiatives with a large number of participants and held with the cooperation of other Israeli and Jewish organizations.
    Financial Support
    Initiators who wish to continue to implement initiatives for which they received a grant in 2019-2020 are eligible to receive a grant for 2021 that does not exceed 80% of the support they received in the last year. If the scale of the initiatives or the number of events increases, this restriction will be reviewed.
    Professional Support
    • Regional coordinators of Limmud FSU Community Labs will accompany the initiators with professional and administrative support from the moment the initiative is submitted until its implementation.
    • Consultation and support of the initiator by a professional expert will be provided in accordance with the project and the needs of the initiator.
    • Seminars and workshops for Initiators. The purpose of such seminars will be to expand knowledge on relevant topics and develop skills for personal and professional development and the successful implementation of new projects. Participation in the seminars is compulsory. The venue for regional seminars will be designated in accordance with the cities in which the projects will be implemented. An alternative opportunity is to conduct an online seminar.
    Plan of Possible Costs
    Include only the expenses relevant to your initiative. If certain expenses (such as video/audio facilities) will be covered by the partner of your initiative, please note this in the comment column
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