About Us

The American Forum of Russian Speaking Jewry is a coalition of groups and individuals committed to Zionism: the idea that the Jewish people is one people with a shared history, values and language.

Mission Statement

“The mission of the American Forum of Russian Jewry is to facilitate integration of Russian Jews in American society strengthen the connection of Russian American Jews with Israel; develop their appreciation of the centrality of Israel to Jewish life, deepen their understanding of Israeli society and the challenges it faces encourage travel and Aliyah to Israel, and to facilitate dialogue, debate and action to further Zionism in the United States and around the world.”

Our Platform

The Russian American Jewish community has joined forces under the auspices of the American Forum for Israel to continue as part of the World Zionist Movement and participate in World Zionist Congress elections.

Our mission is to raise awareness among American Jews, including those of Russian Jewish origin, of the critical need for Israel to remain secure, democratic and Jewish. We believe that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and the only reliable ally of the United States.

We seek to fully integrate all parts of Russian-American Jewish Diaspora into the mainstream U.S. Jewish community on the basis of pro-Israel activism and practical Zionism as expressed in the Jerusalem platform, and to reinvigorate the entire American Jewish community with a passion for Israel.

We proudly promote the statement
“Strong Diaspora – Strong Israel/Strong Israel – Strong Diaspora.”.

We believe in the vision articulated by HaRav A.Y. Kook that
“what unites all Jews is much greater than what divides us.”

We call upon all Jews in the U.S. and worldwide to share the responsibility for strengthening Israel, our one and only Jewish homeland.

We view Jerusalem as the eternal and indivisible capital of the State of Israel and the Jewish people..

We support and believe in the strength of the IDF in defending Israel and Jews all over the world.