“Rod`n`ya“ Project - family history research

“Rod`n`ya“ Project - family history research

Rod`n`ya Project was carried out this year through the cooperation of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Hillel International and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Rod`n`ya Project is a leadership educational program that enables young Jewish leaders to get acquainted with their family history and contribute to the development and strengthening of community life.

For several months the project participants were exploring their roots, the history of their families and communities. They were studying the Jewish history and tradition, visiting archives and looking through the family albums.

For a detailed study of a family history, 45 Jewish students from Russia, Ukraine and Israel visited Poland and the Czech Republic. The participants made a real expedition, visited places where before the Second World War numerous Jewish communities lived and flourished. In the framework of the project, students also strengthened their leadership skills, gained new tools for project management, and also collected material for further planning and implementation of their own projects, in order to keep the memory of both their families in particular and Jewish people as a whole.