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    Leonid Nevzlin | 22 Jan 2007

    Born in Moscow in 1959, Mr. Nevzlin graduated from the Moscow Petrochemical and Gas Industry Institute. Prior to Immigrating to Israel in 2003, he served in high-ranking roles in both the private and public sectors in the Russian Federation. His positions included First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Bank MENATEP, First Deputy Chairman of the „YUKOS Oil Corporation“, President of the Russian Jewish Congress, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and Rector of the Russian State University for Humanities.

    Leonid Nevzlin is an active philanthropist who has been involved and supportive of Jewish educational and academic projects. Before immigrating to Israel, Mr. Nevzlin was a principle player in various projects of studying and preserving the Jewish peoples history, including the establishment of the Moscow Jewish Cultural Center, the International Center for Russian and East European Jewish Studies in Moscow, as well as many other Jewish educational programs of ORT, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Joint Distribution committee and the „Holocaust Fund“.

    In Israel, Mr. Nevzlin established the NADAV Fund within „Keren Hayesod  the United Israel Appeal“. The purpose of this fund is to support projects in Jewish studies, Jewish education, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Jewish Peoplehood, and projects focused on building closer connections between Jewish youth in Israel and around the world.

    Mr. Nevzelins first project in Israel was The Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, which was later networked to similar centers, supported by Mr. Nevzlin, in Moscow, in Vilnius and in Kiev. He is also one of the big supporters of „Masa Israel Journey“ program and of „Birthright Israel-Mifgashim“ project which allows meetings between Birthright  participants and their Israeli peers. 

    In 2004, Leonid Nevzlin, together with the Government of Israel, created a „salvation package“ to help preserve „Beth Hatefutsoth“, The Diaspora Museum. He has been recently elected as Chairman of its International Board of Governors. In collaboration with prominent figures in Israeli society and with leaders of the Jewish communities, he is working to make Beth Hatefutsoth a vibrant world-class center of knowledge and understanding of Jewish Peoplehood, and an innovative showcase of Jewish civilization.

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