The Nevzlin Center will be marking its 15th anniversary in 2018. To celebrate this important moment in our history, the Center is delighted to announce two exciting new projects that target alumni of the Forum, which we consider one of our flagship programs.


First of all, we are pleased to invite all of the Forum alumni to gather in Israel to celebrate this anniversary with us!

What? We are organizing a scholarly gathering of alumni from all of the Forum’s sessions, starting in Leipzig in 2004.

How?  We are asking you – the Forum alumni – to formulate with us the entire program. In effect, we are “crowd sourcing” the content for this two-day meeting. How do you think this gathering of over 100 alumni from around the world would best be spent? Please send us your suggestions and ideas as quickly as possible and we will do our best to work with you to make it happen.

When? The conference will be held on July 3-4, 2018. The deadline to confirm your participation is March 18, 2018.

Where? In Israel, the exact location to be announced.

Costs? The Nevzlin Center will be happy to provide accommodations for two nights for all alumni participants and partial airfare reimbursement for those alumni travelling to Israel from abroad. We will be able to cover up to 250$ for airfare from Europe and up to 500$ for airfare for those traveling from North America or Asia.


Please send your ideas, questions and confirmation of participation to:

We look forward to seeing you in Israel in July 2018!!



Our second, related celebratory initiative is a grant program in support of international conferences/workshops organized by you, Forum alumni.



What? The Nevzlin Center invites you to propose a conference or workshop focused on the history and culture of the Russian and East European Jewry. The Center will support up to 4 events in 2018-2019 with up to $5,000 for each of the selected programs.

Who? Applications for support for each conference and workshop must be submitted by at least two Forum alumni.

When? The proposed projects should be held in 2018-2019. There are no restrictions on location.

How? Applications must include a description of the theme of the proposed conference or workshop (up to 400 words), the proposed venue, the potential partners who have an interest in supporting this project along with the Nevzlin Center and a tentative list of participants and presentations. The Nevzlin Center will provide its support for approved projects on condition of existing “matching” funds from another institution(s). 


The deadline for submitting proposals for conferences and workshops is May 25, 2018. Winners of this competition will be announced during the Forum alumni gathering in July 2018.


Please send your applications and questions to: