The Institute for Jewish Studies in the CIS is a multi-faceted Jewish education organization geared especially for Russian-speaking Jewry. Under the leadership of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, the Institute organizes teacher training programs, national speaking tours, seminars for educators and journalists and a prestigious and massive publishing initiative. The Institute also hosts a Russian website, provides leadership training to local activists in the former Soviet Union (FSU) and coordinates a network of informal education initiatives. It is based in Moscow, Irkutsk (Siberia) and Jerusalem.
In the United States, the Institute is represented by the Aleph Society, 25 West 45th Street, New York, New York 10036.
(Phone: 212-840-1166; fax: 212-840-1514)