This summer we have plans in place to bring 2 young Belarusians, Ulyana from Polotsk and Sophie from Minsk, to the UK to participate in the Leeds Israel Dance Organisation’s (LIDO) Summer Programme.
The aim of the programme is to teach Israeli dance, providing Ulyana and Sophie with the skills and tools to be able to teach the dance style to others back in Belarus, Jews and non-Jews alike. The project creates many opportunities to bring people together in a community setting with the aim of having some fun, within a Jewish context.
Much of the funds have been raised by LIDO, and participants will convene for a weekend of dance in Derbyshire this coming June. For the Belarusians this will be a chance to learn new skills, meet people from other countries and communities and feel a part of a wider connected Jewish world. We are excited to follow them on their journey and support them on their return to Belarus. Thank you to LIDO for the initiative.