The Institute for Jewish Studies in the C.I.S.
Ongoing Programs and Activities
Internet Site,
Program Description
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"Virtual community" on the internet supplies Jewish information geared to both adults and children.
Russian speakers internet-users, Jewish activists
This year the Institute's site was visited 20,000 times.
The site includes a library, pedagogical center, games and forums, connection to other sites and critically needed Jewish information including excerpts of Institute publication and news of upcoming activities.
To enable all those interested in Jewish education and information the ability to participate in our programs via the internet.
In 1996, the Institute was one of the first to initiate a internet site dedicated to Jewish education and self awareness. It drew great interest from the Russian speaking public. In response to many requests, the Institute has launched a new site to enable the Russian reader to participate in all of the Institute’s activities.
To expand the site, using modern technology, enabling the Institute to continue to have a serious impact on Jewish education and self-awareness in the F.S.U. and throughout the Russian - speaking world.

New materials on the website will include a section on Jewish music with songs transliterated into Russian and the musical accompaniment.