On August 26-27, we ran the project called To Survive in the Minsk Jewish Community Center. The purpose of this 2-day event was to familiarize teens with the Minsk Jewish Community Center organizations and projects, and to get them involved in the Jewish Community life. We also trained them in making videos and shot a short film about the Minsk Jewish Community Center. Besides, we explained them how they can fulfill the Jewish values of gemilut chasidim, acts of loving kindness, tzedakah, just and charitable giving, and tikkum olam, the responsibility to repair the world. Now they know how to make their community and the world a better place.
For the activists of the Noar Shemesh Youth Club, August 27 was an important day.
Within the framework of the project called To Survive in the Minsk Jewish Community Center, the activists of the Noar Shemesh Youth Club had a meeting with Metsuda seminar participants, Yulian Verkholevsky and Alexander Shabad, and found out about new social projects in which they can get involved.
Yulian runs the project called Evenus which consists in restoration and cataloging of Jewish cemeteries. Alexander teaches computer literacy to Hesed-Rahamim Jewish Charitable Public Organization clients within the framework of the project called Hacker from the Past.
Teens showed their interest and desire to volunteer on these projects which are implemented in partnership with the Jewish Volunteer Movement.