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

Jewish and Israeli Book Fairs

In 2010, participation in large book fairs across the FSU continued, with three mini-Festivals, as part of large FSU book fairs, taking place thus far in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia), Moscow, and St. Petersburg. In each, bookstands, promotions, and events with the participation of authors and Jewish educators were organized highlighting Jewish literature and recent publications (with a special component for children and families). Large audience turnouts (average of 150 participants per event), book sales, and wide distribution of the Booknik Reader all take place in the context of this program. Six additional Jewish and Israeli Festivals in different regions of the FSU and often with the participation of Russia’s Israeli Embassy and other organizations, will be taking place in the coming months. In addition, all literary sessions and programs are professionally video-recorded, with clips posted on Booknik, local television stations, and in the social networking efforts.
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