A few years ago Max Klaben and I ventured to Snowy Moscow in February to speak at a week-long training session of the FSU's Reform Movement summer camp Directors and many of its counselors. Take a look at the video by scrolling to my 11/11/11 blog entry.
Now another G.U.C.I. alum (soon to return to Zionsville to be this summer's Program Director) is about to spend his Passover in the FSU serving that Jewish community. We wish Chase Foster all the best for a Nisiya
Tovah (safe travels) and Chag Sameach (happy holiday). You can help Chase out by sending a few dollars his way to support this wonderful act of Tikkun Olam, making the world a better place.
Here's what Chase wrote about the project:
In about a month, I will be participating in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) Pesach Project. The FSU Pesach Project is an annual program through HUC and the WUPJ. This program will send me, and almost 20 classmates to Berlin and then to various cities in the FSU. I am travelling to Gomel, Minsk and Lida, Belarus to assist small Jewish communities that do not have the resources to provide for Jewish professionals during Passover. Last year’s FSU trip allowed approximately 5,500 people to join around the seder table with community for Passover. Information can be found here: http://
In order for me to pursue my passion, I need your help! I have committed myself to fundraising $2500 for FSU out of the total $52,000(!) my classmates and I are dedicated to raise to make this experience successful.