Programs With Russian Speakers
Atid Bamidbar is known for having developed pioneering Russian-language materials and methodologies and for our collaboration with other, like-minded NGOs whose mission is deepening Russian-speaking immigrants’ Jewish knowledge and connection to Israel, and promoting intercultural dialogue between Russian-speaking and non-Russian-speaking Israelis.
Our flagship Children of the War program promotes intergenerational dialogue between elderly Russian speakers and younger Israelis of all ethnic backgrounds. You can read about it here.
This project provides participants with a wide range of Russian-language lectures about Israel’s history, culture, Jewish and national holidays, and notable people.
Ulpan is Israel’s formula for giving adult immigrants basic language skills to navigate Israeli society and bureaucracy and find jobs. Atid Bamidbar’s Parents’ School takes it up a notch in answer to the sometimes vast cultural gaps between Russian-speaking parents and their Israeli born and bred children.
The Covid pandemic presented the unique challenge of sustaining dialogue with housebound seniors and providing them with cultural and intellectual stimulation. We solved the problem by recruiting 320 young volunteers—among them Seminars on Wheels graduates—and other adults.