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Manashe Khaimov

Vice President of Community Relations, Bukharian Jewish Union

Manashe develops a visible presence for Bukharian youth and young adults in the community. As a former Director of JCCA’s Bukharian Teen Lounge and now as a Vice President of Community Relations in a newly formed grassroots organization BJU- Bukharian Jewish Union where he play a major role in establishing this new initiative. He organizes educational, social and recreational trips and activities, as well as implements leadership training seminars cultivating the next generation of Jewish leaders. Manashe is very involved in Jewish community life both as a professional and as a volunteer. Manashe is originally from Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Having emigrated in 2001, he has a complex identity that combines East and West, tradition and modernity. He serves as a Task Force Member of Commission on the Jewish People at the UJA-Federation of NY and Chair of PR and Marketing at Limmud FSU US. Manashe is a recipient of TimesLedger Newspapers “Queens Impact Award” honoring borough's unsung heroes, New York Jewish Week “36 Under 36” Visionary Jewish Leader, JCCA’s Robert Maslow Award for Excellence in Practice, an alumnus of the Nahum Goldmann Fellowship for International Jewish Leaders. Manashe received a BA in Corporate Communication and Marketing from Baruch College, where he served as Hillel President.


Bukharian Jewish Union
Queens, NY

Mission: The mission of the Bukharian Jewish Union (BJU) is to:

Create a vibrant network and community of Bukharian Jewish young adults
Celebrate the rich heritage and culture of the Bukharian Jews
Connect with American Jewish organizations in order to build relationships based on mutual respect.
Collaborate with the broader Bukharian Jewish community in the U.S., Israel, and throughout the world.

BJU unites unaffiliated Bukharian Jewish young adults by offering a networking platform for personal and professional growth.