The Future of Jewish Life in Post-Soviet Countries​

Assembly General of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress
Tuesday, December 6th 2022

About the Forum

The conference will address the humanitarian crisis in Post-Soviet countries, which strongly affected local Jewish communities, and the challenges faced by the State of Israel and the organized Jewish World in this regard.


This year the Assembly marks the 30th Anniversary of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, which in early 90’s started as a small delegation of the Soviet Jewry to the World Jewish Congress right after the dissolution of the USSR.


Ronald Lauder

President of the World Jewish Congress

Mikhail Mirilashvili

President of the EAJC

Natan Sharansky

Chairman of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP)

Pnina Tamano-Shata

Minister of Immigration and Absorption of Israel

Aaron G. Frenkel

Chairman of  Euro-Asian Jewish Congress

Alex Ben Zvi

Ambassador of Israel in Russia

Eric Fingerhut

President and CEO, Jewish Federations of North America

Dr. Haim Ben Yakov

CEO, Euro-Asian Jewish Congress

Prof. Zeev Khanin

Academic Chairman of the Institute for Euro-Asian Jewish Studies

Malcolm Hoenlein

Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Prof. Asher Maoz

Dean and Head of the Program at the School of Law, Peres Academic Center

Nachman Shai

Minister of the Diaspora Affairs

Yaakov Hagoel

Chairman of the World Zionist Organization and Acting Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency

Major General (Res.) Doron Almog

Chairman of the Executive, The Jewish Agency for Israel

MK Oded Forer

Former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel


CEO, Taglit-Birthright Israel


World Chairman of Keren Hayesod – UIA

Mikhail Chlenov

Honorary Vice-President, WJC

Alexander Smukler

Chairman of the Board of Agroterminal LTD; Chairman of the Board of Century 21

Rabbi Marc Schneier
Michael Brodsky

Ambassador of Israel to Ukraine

Ronnie Vinnikov

Chief Development Officer, KKL-JNF

Dani Dayan

Chairman of Yad Vashem

MK Simcha Rothman

Chair of the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee


  • Addresses
    President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress Michael Mirilashvili
    President of the World Jewish Congress Ronald Lauder
  • Interviews
    Israeli Minister of the Diaspora Affairs Nachman Shai
  • Panels
  • How the Worldwide Jewish community sees the future of the post-Soviet Jewry?
    Participants: Malcolm Hoenlein, Mark B. Levin, Eric D. Fingerhut, Maram Stern.
  • The role of Israel in life of the Jewish diaspora.
    Participants: Dr. Haim Ben Yakov, Yaakov Hagoel, Doron Almog, Natan Sharansky.
  • Jewish communities of Russia and Ukraine today.
    Participants: Alex Ben Zvi, Mikhail Brodsky, Prof. Zeev Khanin.
  • Law of Return. Should it be changed or not?
    Participants: Prof. Asher Maoz, Elyakim Rubinstein/Aaron Barak, Bezalel Smotrich, Oded Forer/Alex Kushnir, Yuli Edelshtein
  • 30 years of service. How Euro-Asian Jewish Congress gave a voice to the Soviet Jewry.
    Participants: Mikhail Chlenov, Alexandr Shmuckler, Rabbi Marc Schneier
  • Euro-Asian Jewish Congress today: its partnerships and projects in the Jewish World.
    Participants: Aaron G. Frenkel, Sam Grundwerg, Gidi Mark