The Institute for Jewish Studies in the C.I.S.
Ongoing Programs and Activities
"Lamed" - Association of Jewish Teachers in the F.S.U.
Program Description
Target group
Number of participants benefiting from the program
Special features of the program
Historical background
Lamed provides professional support and materials to Jewish teachers and educators in the F.S.U. Lamed organizes 6-8 seminars for educators in the Former Soviet Union every year, with a total of about 350 participants attending from all corners of the F.S.U. It publishes a family magazine, curriculum material and provides support for teachers in the field.
Teachers, educators, and Jewish community activists
1600 members in Lamed, who have
30,000 students in different educational
institutions. Since its inception 4000 members have been trained by Lamed: some 2000 are now in Israel.
Specially prepared materials for teachers of Judaica, which focuses on teaching methodology. Seminars are held 6-8 times per year;the seminars introduce participants to new materials created by Lamed leaders. The seminars also provide an authentic Jewish atmosphere, encouraging intensive interaction with other teachers and leading Jewish activists.
More than 80 seminars have been held throughout the F.S.U., including the communities of Asia.
This project will develop and expand to encompass a larger membership and more seminars for teachers.

It is expected during 2002 that 15 seminars involving 600 participants will take place. Some will be collaborative efforts with Chabad, JDC, and the Ministry of Education.