AVI CHAI concluded its general grant making on December 31, 2019.

Eshkol: Ongoing Programs Focusing on Jewish Literature, Culture, and Jewish Families

Created in 2005 in response to the large number of participants at events on Jewish themes that were organized in Moscow’s intellectual clubs and cafés (venues that many unaffiliated Jews find comfortable, convenient, and familiar), Eshkol continues with a monthly programmatic menu which includes programs focusing on Jewish culture, literature, Jewishly-themed family plays and book readings, as well as monthly screenings of Israeli films and performances by Israeli and local Jewish artists, theater productions, and music presentations. These events, all of which take place at various Moscow clubs and café’s, have an average of 60 to 150 participants per session (larger programs attract an average of 300 participants) and attendance at Eshkolit-programs for families continues to grow, with at least 5,500 unique visitors taking part in various programs organized by Eshkol over the past year.

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