Limmud FSU, in partnership with the Shem Olam Institute and the Nativ organization, is hosting a rare photographic survey of the life of Elie Wiesel at the Israeli Cultural Center in Moscow. Yoel Rappel, the founder and director of the Elie Wiesel Archive at Boston University, is curating the exhibit, which opened this week. It showcases milestones of Wiesel’s life from his youth before and during the Holocaust, to his work as a novelist, journalist, Jewish leader, and Nobel Prize-winner. Elie Wiesel died in New York in July; the exhibit opened this week and will continue through the end of September.
Among those who were expected at the opening were Berel Lazar, the chief rabbi of Russia; Yuri Kenner, president of the Russian Jewish Congress; Sofa Landver, Israel’s Minister of Immigrant Absorption; Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis; Mikhail Chlenov, secetary general of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress; Dr. Temur Ben Yehuda, Israeli-Russian Business Council chair, and Chaim Chesler, founder and chairman of Limmud FSU.