Mordechai Tokarsky, National Director and Executive Vice President of JPF - RAJE Mordechai was born in St. Petersburg Russia and immigrated to the US as a child. He received his rabbinic ordination from RSA and served in a wide variety of Jewish professional roles focused on Jewish peoplehood education. In 2006, Mordechai became the founding director of RAJE and spearheaded both the development of the RAJE program model and its successful implementation. Mordechai is now working with Jerry W. Levin and the lay-leadership board of JPF - RAJE in implementing the vision of the organization in scaling the RAJE program both in the New York area and nationally.
The future of American Jewry rests in our ability to foster a strong Jewish Peoplehood identity among the increasing numbers of college students and young professionals who identify as Jews, but do not affiliate with or participate in the life of the Jewish community. Yet, while the need for effective Jewish Peoplehood education and engagement for this vital target population is readily apparent, few programming options exist which can offer an approach that is both effective and scalable.
JPF - RAJE was established to address this vital need. Specifically, our goal is to impact on four key areas of Jewish Peoplehood identity and affiliation among college students and young professionals of FSU background, significantly increasing the likelihood that our program participants would:
· affiliate with and be involved in the life of the Jewish community
· establish a Jewish household
· fulfill their spiritual needs through the study and practice of Judaism
· develop a strong connection to the State of Israel.
COJECO was formed in 2001 as an umbrella organization for grassroots community organizations of Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants in New York to make their voices heard and respected. Today we represent over 30 such network organizations, including young adult leadership groups, Holocaust Survivors, professional associations, arts & culture organizations, and social justice groups.
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