July has been busy with a capital B. We have been beavering away in our charity backrooms to bring you a brilliant event on August 2nd which will be breaking down barriers across borders! (Lots of b’s there – see what we did?). Well B IS for Belarus, the focus of our charity work. This month we celebrated a miraculous bar mitzvah in Belarus, and the 28th Yiddish Open Mic Cafe delivered a fascinating online event with presenters from around the world in support of our work. We continue our quest for stories connecting to Belarus and share here a fascinating look back to 1850.
All the best,
The Together Plan Team
Get the heads up for an exciting day on August 2nd bringing together an array of speakers from across the globe. This event is organised and directed by members of our very own Youth for Youth movement; Young adults across the world achieving change for the better through social action. Come together on this journey of our shared history, heritage and culture towards a new envisaged Jewish future.
Some would say that a bar mitzvah in Slutsk would simply be impossible, but on July 16th the community celebrated the first one in 25 years and it was truly miraculous.
Yiddish is something very precious to the Jewish world and is key to understanding our heritage and identity. Through collaborative efforts, a most inspiring Yiddish event in July brought people together from across the world.
Stories from our past define us and help us navigate who we are and what role we play in the world. They help us understand the past, sometimes more than we care to realise.
If you are looking for something for your kids to do over the summer, which will take them overseas but keep them safe at home, why not look at chess in Manhattan, all in support of The Together Plan!