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Vladimir Foygelman

President/CEO of Center MAKOR

Vladimir Fogelman was born in Kiev, Ukraine. He graduated from Kiev University of Arts and Culture in 1989 with a Master’s Degree in choreography and administration for community and sport centers. In 1990, Vladimir founded The Children’s Jewish Dance Group, Yonteff (Holiday), which was the first Jewish children’s dance group in the former Soviet Union. He directed Jewish festivals, concerts and Jewish holiday celebrations in Ukraine. In 1999, Vladimir was invited to work at the SCM as Director of Programs for Russian-Speaking Jews. In 2005, Vladimir established the Jewish Educational & Cultural Center, MAKOR, and became its President and CEO.


Center Makor
1845 Commonwealth Ave. Brighton, MA 02135

Mission: The Center “Makor” acts as a community center providing free space and technical assistance with organizing cultural events to numerous local Russian-Jewish organizations that also participate in the development of programs for “Makor”. The objective of this center is to stimulate and grow a strong Jewish identity through enthusiasm for the Jewish culture. Since Russian Jews are mostly unaffiliated with mainstream community institutions, this objective will be accomplished through their strong desire for cultural programming and need to educate their children about the traditions of their ancestors, building pride in their identity.