Ezra USA was established on December 15th, 2002 and it specializes in working with Russian-speaking Jewish youth. Ezra USA is an integral part of the Jewish world movement Ezra Olami. The original Ezra organization was named after a Jewish scholar - Ezra Hasofer - and was established in Germany in 1929. Today, Ezra Olami has its' branches in Israel, Belarus, Ukraine, England, France, Belgium and USA.
IDEOLOGY OF EZRA USA
Fighting assimilation amidst Russian-speaking Jewish youth of America. Development of Jewish self - identification and pride for being Jewish. Creation of new Jewish communities among Russian-speaking Jewish emigrants of North America.
GOALS OF EZRA USA
To educate a new generation of Russian-speaking Jewish leaders of North America by providing educational programs, covering important topics, such as Israel, Jewish culture, history and traditions; aspirations to become leaders of Jewish community.
PRINCIPLES OF WORK
In its work, Ezra USA observes all Jewish laws and traditions and exhibits full support of Israel as a national home for all Jews.
POLITICAL VIEWS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Ezra USA is not a member of any political party or movement in Israel or in any other country. Ezra USA supports Israel regardless of the political views of its government.