Youth 4 Youth is a group that was set up as a youth arm of our twinning committee who support Jewish community development and self-sufficiency in our twinned community in Polotsk, Belarus. The core group based at FRS range between the ages of 17 and 27. They are widely dispersed geographically as many are at university or live out of London, while others are still at school and involved in weekly FRS life. We also have members of the group who are in Polotsk and also in Israel, and they communicate and plan events using Facebook. There are now 46 active members of Y4Y in the Facebook group.
The Youth 4 Youth group planned and ran summer camp in Polotsk in 2011 and 2012. Both years were hugely successful and it is hoped that we will be going again in 2013.
If anyone would like to join Y4Y, get involved, come to Belarus or would just like to learn a bit more about it, please contact Sami Brunner via the synagogue office. This is real social action.
Change is possible!
Photos from our visit to Belarus in August 2012