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Manashe Khaimov

Director of Community Engagement and Development, Queens College Hillel

Manashe was born in a city along the Silk Road, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, where his ancestors lived for over 2000 years, which makes Manashe’s Jewish identity simultaneously Bukharian, Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Russian speaking. Manashe Khaimov is the Director of Community Engagement and Development at Queens College Hillel where he focuses on fundraising and community organizing while building meaningful relationships with students, community members, and individuals. He is a fourth generation community organizer who is founding director of the Bukharian Jewish Union, the founder of AskBobo.org, and the founder of The Jewish Silk Road Tours ™ walking tours in NYC. He is an adjunct professor teaching Bukharian Jewish History at Queens College. Manashe is a member of the 3rd cohort of UJA-Federation of NY Ruskay Fellows, and served as the Chair of Public Relations & Marketing and Fundraising & Development Committees at Limmud FSU US. Manashe is a recipient of the NY Jewish Week “36 Under 36”, TimesLedger Newspapers “Queens Impact Award”. He is an alumnus of the Nahum Goldmann Fellowship for International Jewish Leaders. Manashe has his BA from Baruch College and his MSW from Hunter College in Community Organizing Planning and Development.


Queens College Hillel
65-30 Kissena Blvd #206, Flushing, NY 11367

Mission: Queens College Hillel enriches the lives of students so that they can enrich the Jewish community and the world. We envision a world in which every Jewish student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.